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Significance and Use
It is important to have the sulfur content of liquefied petroleum gases at low enough concentration to meet government regulations. The presence of sulfur can result in corrosion of metal surfaces. Sulfur can be poisonous to catalysts in subsequent processing.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of total sulfur in liquefied petroleum gases containing more than 1 μg/g. Specimens should not contain more than 100 μg/g of halogens.
1.2 To attain the quantitative detectability that the test method is capable of, stringent techniques must be employed and all possible sources of sulfur contamination must be eliminated. In particular, cleaning agents, such as common household detergents which contain sulfates, should be avoided.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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.
D156 Test Method for Saybolt Color of Petroleum Products (Saybolt Chromometer Method)
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D1265 Practice for Sampling Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases, Manual Method
D1266 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (Lamp Method)
D1657 Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Light Hydrocarbons by Pressure Hydrometer
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
Energy Institute StandardIP 181 Sampling Petroleum Gases, Including Liquefied Petroleum Gases
UNSPSC Code 15111510(Liquified petroleum gas)
ASTM D2784-11, Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Liquefied Petroleum Gases (Oxy-Hydrogen Burner or Lamp), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top