ASTM D4424 - 09

    Standard Test Method for Butylene Analysis by Gas Chromatography

    Active Standard ASTM D4424 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.D0.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    ASTM D4424

    Significance and Use

    This test method could be used to determine butylene stream composition for custody transfer payments. It is also capable of providing data necessary to evaluate processing requirements in an operating plant.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the gas chromatographic analysis of commercial butylenes, butylene concentrates, and butane-butylene mixtures.

    1.2 This test method does not cover high-purity butene-1 or high-purity isobutene streams, or both. However, it is possible that one or more columns listed in Appendix X3 may be capable of the separation necessary for high-purity analyses.

    1.3 This test method is designed to cover the components listed below at about 0.05 % or greater. It is not intended for trace hydrocarbon analysis. Components to be determined are: propane, propylene, isobutane, n-butane, butene-1, isobutene, trans-butene-2, cis-butene-2, 1,3-butadiene, isopentane, n-pentane.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in inch-pound units are for information only.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns 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. For specific warning statements, see 5.3.1.


    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

    E260 Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.10 (Aliphatic hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D4424-09

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