Significance and Use
A knowledge of the sediment content of crude oil is important both in refinery operations and in crude oil commerce.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of sediment in crude oils by membrane filtration. This test method has been validated for crude oils with sediments up to approximately 0.15 mass %.
1.2 The accepted unit of measure for this test method is mass %, but an equation to convert to volume % is provided (see Note 6).
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the 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. For specific warning statements, see 6.1 and Annex A1.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D473 Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method (API MPMS Chapter 10.1)
D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products (API MPMS Chapter 8.1)
D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products (API MPMS Chapter 8.2)
D4865 Guide for Generation and Dissipation of Static Electricity in Petroleum Fuel Systems
D5854 Practice for Mixing and Handling of Liquid Samples of Petroleum and Petroleum Products (API MPMS Chapter 8.3)
MPMSChapter10.1 Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method (ASTM Test Method )
ISO5272:1979 Toluene for Industrial Use--Specifications
crude oil; membrane filtration; sediment; Crude petroleum products; Filters/filter procedures--petroleum analysis; Heating tests--petroleum products; Homogenization efficiency of unknown mixers; Mass; Membrane filters (MF); Sediment content;
ICS Number Code 75.040 (Crude petroleum)
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