Active Standard ASTM D3944 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.10.0A
Book of Standards Volume: 05.02
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Significance and Use
5.1 The related methods of determining the melt point of petroleum wax are relatively time-consuming. This method endeavors to reduce the duration of testing significantly and at the same time maintain a reasonable precision. This method can be useful for quality control of petroleum waxes as well as research and product development work on these waxes.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D87 Test Method for Melting Point of Petroleum Wax (Cooling Curve)
D127 Test Method for Drop Melting Point of Petroleum Wax, Including Petrolatum
D938 Test Method for Congealing Point of Petroleum Waxes, Including Petrolatum
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)