ASTM D1318 - 00(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Sodium in Residual Fuel Oil (Flame Photometric Method)

    Active Standard ASTM D1318 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    Excessive amounts of sodium can indicate the presence of materials that cause high wear of burner pumps and valves, and contribute to deposits of boiler heating surfaces.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of sodium in residual fuel oil by means of a flame photometer. Its precision in low ranges limits its application to samples containing more than 15 mg/kg sodium. Other elements commonly found in residual fuel oil do not interfere.

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

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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. For specific hazard statements see 6.3, 6.5, 6.7, 8.2, and Note 3.


    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101700(Fuel Oils)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D1318-00R11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D1318-00(2011), Standard Test Method for Sodium in Residual Fuel Oil (Flame Photometric Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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