### Standard ASTM Butadiene Measurement Tables

Active Standard ASTM D1550 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.02.07

Book of Standards Volume: 05.01

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Significance and Use

3.1 Accurate knowledge of the weight and volume of butadiene is necessary for the orderly manufacture, storage, transfer, and sale of the material. These tables are suitable for use in these and similar aspects of butadiene commerce.

 Enter the table in the column for “Observed Specific Gravity,” headed 0.640, and note that against an “Observed Temperature” of 40 °F, the corresponding specific gravity 60/60 °F is 0.627 Likewise, note that for 0.645 specific gravity opposite 40 °F, the corresponding specific gravity 60/60 °F is 0.632 This represents an increase of 0.005 in specific gravity 60/60 °F for an increase of 0.005 in the value at 40 °F. Therefore, by simple proportion, an increase in the specific gravity value noted at 40 °F from 0.640 to 0.642 increases the corresponding specific gravity 60/60 °F by 0.4 × 0.005 or 0.002 Then, the specific gravity 60/60 °F corresponding to the observed specific gravity of 0.642 at 40 °F is 0.627 + 0.002 or 0.629
(A) °C = (°F–32) × 5/9 .
 Enter the table in the column for “Specific Gravity 60/60 °F'' headed 0.625, and note that against an “Observed Temperature'' of 35 °F the factor is 1.027 Hence, 1 U.S. gal of butadiene of specific gravity 0.625 at 60/60 °F and measured at 35 °F occupies a volume at 60 °F of 1.027 U.S. gal Then 45 500 U.S. gal measured at 35 °F occupy a volume at 60 °F of 45 500 × 1.027 or 46 728 U.S. gal
(A) °C = (°F–32) × 5/9 .
 Enter the table with 0.625 specific gravity and note that the weight of 1 U.S. gal is 5.201 lb Then 40 U.S. gal of butadiene at 60 °F weighs 40 × 5.201 or 208.0 lb The weight to be set on the filling machine is therefore 208 lb, 0 oz
(A) °C = (°F–32) × 5/9 .
(B) 1 lb/gal = 0.119826 kg/L.
(C) These values have been computed by the method described for Table 26 of the Petroleum Measurement Tables (Guide D1250: IP No. 200) and is given in detail as Equation 32, p. 11, in the Report on the Development, Construction, Calculation and Preparation of the ASTM-IP Petroleum Measurement Tables, available from ASTM and IP as a separate publication.
(A) °C = (°F–32) × 5/9 .
(B) 1 psi = 6.894754 kPa.
(C) 1 in. = 25.4 mm.
(D) 1 lb/gal = 0.119826 kg/L.

1. Scope

1.1 The ASTM Butadiene Measurement Tables are for use in the calculation of quantities of butadiene. The accompanying Tables 1-4 cover the normal operating ranges for the reduction of observed specific gravity and volume to 15.6/15.6 °C (60/60 °F) and for the calculation of weight-volume relationships of butadiene.

Note 1: These tables replace the existing tables in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Letter Circulars LC-736 and LC-757 and the Rubber Reserve Corp., Butadiene Laboratory Manual.

1.3 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

D1250 Guide for Use of the Petroleum Measurement Tables

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 71.080.10 (Aliphatic hydrocarbons)

UNSPSC Code

UNSPSC Code 12352002(Alkenes)

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DOI: 10.1520/D1550-94R15

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ASTM D1550-94(2015), Standard ASTM Butadiene Measurement Tables, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org