Naphtha

    2014 Annual Fee: $503.00

    2015 Annual Fee: $521.00

    Schedule: February, June, October

    Sample amount distributed each test cycle: Approximately 1 Quart (1 Liter)



    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    The Naphtha Proficiency Testing Program will provide laboratories with a statistical quality assurance tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM tests on commercial grade Naphtha with other laboratories worldwide. All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.

    Samples, test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically distributed in approximately 25 business days.

    For more information, contact us.


    WHY SHOULD YOUR LABORATORY PARTICIPATE?

    ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:

    • A useful and meaningful statistical quality assurance tool to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of your laboratory's performance in conducting testing.
    • The resource you need to satisfy proficiency testing elements of laboratory accreditation.
    • A periodic comparison of test results with other participating laboratories.

    Should you have an issue with your published results, please write to ptp@astm.org with your lab number and account number.


    TEST MATERIALS

    Three (3) commercial grade Naphtha samples will be distributed during the course of the year. Approximately 1 quart (1 liter) of test material will be provided to each participant for each test cycle.


    TEST PARAMETERS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

    D86

    Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

    D1159

    Standard Test Method for Bromine Numbers of Petroleum Distillates and Commercial Aliphatic Olefins by Electrometric Titration

    D130

    Standard Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test

    D1319

    Standard Test Method for Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption

    D2622

    Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D2887

    Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography

    D3227

    Standard Test Method for (Thiol Mercaptan) Sulfur in Gasoline, Kerosine, Aviation Turbine, and Distillate Fuels (Potentiometric Method)

    D4052

    Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter

    D4294

    Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy

    D4629

    Standard Test Method for Trace Nitrogen in Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Syringe/Inlet Oxidative Combustion and Chemiluminescence Detection

    D5134

    Standard Test Method for Detailed Analysis of Petroleum Naphthas through n-Nonane by Capillary Gas Chromatography

    D5191

    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)

    D5194

    Standard Test Method for Trace Chloride in Liquid Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    D5443

    Standard Test Method for Paraffin, Naphthene, and Aromatic Hydrocarbon Type Analysis in Petroleum Distillates Through 200ÂC by Multi-Dimensional Gas Chromatography

    D5453

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Light Hydrocarbons, Spark Ignition Engine Fuel, Diesel Engine Fuel, and Engine Oil by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

    D5808

    Standard Test Method for Determining Chloride in Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals by Microcoulometry

    D6045

    Standard Test Method for Color of Petroleum Products by the Automatic Tristimulus Method

    D6729

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 100 Metre Capillary High Resolution Gas Chromatography

    D6730

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 100.Metre Capillary (with Precolumn) High Resolution Gas Chromatography

    D7039

    Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Gasoline and Diesel Fuel by Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    UOP163

    Hydrogen Sulfide and Mercaptan Sulfur in Liquid Hydrocarbons by Potentiometric Titration

    NOTE: Participation is not contingent upon performing all program tests.


    DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES

    Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by Clark Laboratories. Program registration fees include the cost of shipping the test samples to U.S. participants or, for international participants, to a third-party shipping agent located in the U.S.

    IMPORTANT for International participants: You have the following options for receipt of samples:

    • Ship through a third party shipping agent - Provide ASTM International with the complete contact information of a designated Shipping Agent located in the U.S. who will be responsible for shipping samples from the U.S. to your facility. Participants are responsible for making financial and shipping arrangements directly with the shipping agent.
      • Please be advised that when samples are shipped, an e-mail is sent only to the contact of record on your ASTM PTP account. It is the customer’s responsibility to advise their designated shipper that the sample has been shipped.
      • We cannot permit shipping agents to pick up samples at our distributors’ warehouses.
    • Ship directly from the sample distributor via UPS, DHL, or FEDEX - Provide ASTM International with your shipping account number to cover shipping charges. Check that your carrier will deliver the test materials to your location. Materials classified as Hazardous may have restrictions.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Participation is on an annual fee basis and open to all laboratories. Registration fees must be paid in advance to participate. Testing must be performed within the participant's laboratory facilities. A laboratory does not need to perform all the program tests to participate.


    ABOUT ASTM INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE D02 ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND LUBRICANTS

    Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, consisting of over 1,500 members and developer of nearly 670 ASTM International standards, provides the technical direction for the program. Test information generated through the program is utilized by Committee D02 to determine if modifications to ASTM International methods or new methods are warranted and to analytically review program test results.