ASTM D2789 - 95(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Hydrocarbon Types in Low Olefinic Gasoline by Mass Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM D2789 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.04.0M

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    A knowledge of the hydrocarbon composition of gasoline process streams, blending stocks and finished motor fuels is useful in following the effect of changes in plant operating conditions, diagnosing process upsets, blending finished products and in evaluating the relationship between composition and performance properties.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination by mass spectrometry of the total paraffins, monocycloparaffins, dicycloparaffins, alkylbenzenes, indans or tetralins or both, and naphthalenes in gasoline having an olefin content of less than 3 volume % and a 95 % distillation point of less than 210°C (411°F) as determined in accordance with Test Method D86. Olefins are determined by Test Method D1319, or by Test Method D875.

    1.2 It has not been determined whether this test method is applicable to gasoline containing oxygenated compounds (for example, alcohols and ethers).

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

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D86 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

    D875 Method for Calculating of Olefins and Aromatics in Petroleum Distillates from Bromine Number and Acid Absorption

    D1319 Test Method for Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption

    D2001 Test Method for Depentanization of Gasoline and Naphthas

    D2002 Practice for Isolation of Representative Saturates Fraction from Low-Olefinic Petroleum Naphthas


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101506(Gasoline or Petrol)


    DOI: 10.1520/D2789-95R11

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