ASTM D1133 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Kauri-Butanol Value of Hydrocarbon Solvents

    Active Standard ASTM D1133 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.35

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The kauri-butanol value is used as a measure of solvent power of hydrocarbon solvents. High kauri-butanol values indicate relatively strong solvency.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the relative solvent power of hydrocarbon solvents used in paint and lacquer formulations. This test method is suitable for use with solvents having an initial boiling point over 40°C and a dry point under 300°C when determined in accordance with the procedures in Note 1.

    Note 1Test Method D86 is used to determine the initial boiling point and dry point for mineral spirits and similar petroleum solvents. Test Method D1078 is used for pure compounds and narrow boiling range cuts.

    1.2 For purposes of determining conformance of an observed or a calculated value using this test method to relevant specifications, test result(s) shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

    1.3 For specific hazard information and guidance, consult the supplier's Material Safety Data Sheet.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D86 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

    D304 Specification for n-Butyl Alcohol (Butanol)

    D841 Specification for Nitration Grade Toluene

    D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.60 (Alcohols. Ethers); 87.060.30 (Solvents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12191500(Hydrocarbonated solvents)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D1133

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D1133-13, Standard Test Method for Kauri-Butanol Value of Hydrocarbon Solvents, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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