ASTM D3326 - 07(2011)

    Standard Practice for Preparation of Samples for Identification of Waterborne Oils

    Active Standard ASTM D3326 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02


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    ASTM D3326

    Significance and Use

    Identification of a recovered oil is determined by comparison with known oils selected because of their possible relationship to the particular recovered oil, for example, suspected or questioned sources. Thus, samples of such known oils must be collected and submitted along with the unknown for analysis. It is unlikely that identification of the sources of an unknown oil by itself can be made without direct matching, that is, solely with a library of analyses.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the preparation for analysis of waterborne oils recovered from water. The identification is based upon the comparison of physical and chemical characteristics of the waterborne oils with oils from suspect sources. These oils may be of petroleum or vegetable/animal origin, or both. Seven procedures are given as follows:


    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

    D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D3325 Practice for Preservation of Waterborne Oil Samples

    D3328 Test Methods for Comparison of Waterborne Petroleum Oils by Gas Chromatography

    D3414 Test Method for Comparison of Waterborne Petroleum Oils by Infrared Spectroscopy

    D3415 Practice for Identification of Waterborne Oils

    D3650 Test Method for Comparison of Waterborne Petroleum Oils By Fluorescence Analysis

    D4489 Practices for Sampling of Waterborne Oils

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E133 Specification for Distillation Equipment


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.080 (Petroleum products in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 81131504(Sampling surveys)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3326-07R11

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