General Gas Oils

    2014 Annual Fee: $712.00

    Schedule: March, July, November

    Sample amount distributed each test cycle: Approximately 0.75 gallon



    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    ASTM's General Gas Oil Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM physical property tests on general gas oils with other laboratories worldwide.

    As a program participant, you receive a sample of either Vacuum Gas Oil, Coker Oil or Atmospheric Gas Oil, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program.

    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.

    TEST MATERIALS

    Three samples of General Gas Oil will be distributed during the course of the year. Various types of GGO's containing high sulfur, low sulfur, heavy to light sulfur will be used. Approximately 0.75 gallon can of test material will be provided to each participant each test cycle.


    TEST PARAMETERS

    D1160, D6352

    Distillation

    D1500, D6045

    Color

    D2622, D4294, D1552

    Sulfur

    D4530, D189

    CCR - Carbon Residue

    D4052, D287, D1298

    Density/API

    D93

    Flash Point

    D97, D5950

    Pour Point

    D88

    Viscosity, Saybolt

    D482

    Ash

    D611

    Aniline Point

    D445

    Viscosity, Kinematic@100oC

    D4629, D5762

    Total Nitrogen

    D5863, D5708

    Metals, Vanadium, Nickel, Iron, Sodium

    D1159

    Bromine Number

    D664

    Acid Number

    D2887

    BP Distribution

    NOTE: List of tests subject to change.


    DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES

    Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by Clark Labs in Jefferson Hills, PA. 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. (All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.)