ASTM D5273 - 92(2012)

    Standard Guide for Analysis of Propylene Concentrates

    Active Standard ASTM D5273 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.D0.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide is intended to provide information on the likely composition of propylene concentrates and on probable ways to test them. Since there are currently no ASTM test methods for determining all components of interest, this guide provides information on other potentially available test methods.

    4.2 Although this guide is not to be used for specifications, it can provide a starting point for parties to develop mutually agreed upon specifications which meet their respective requirements. It can also be used as a starting point in finding suitable test methods for determining various components of propylene.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers a list of the major grades of propylene concentrates produced in North America. It includes possible components and test methods, both ASTM and other, either actually used, or believed to be in use, to test for these properties. This guide is not intended to be used or construed as a set of specifications for any grade of propylene concentrate.

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

    1.3 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

    D2163 Test Method for Analysis of Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases and Propene Concentrates by Gas Chromatography

    D2384 Test Methods for Traces of Volatile Chlorides in Butane-Butene Mixtures

    D2504 Test Method for Noncondensable Gases in C2 and Lighter Hydrocarbon Products by Gas Chromatography

    D2505 Test Method for Ethylene, Other Hydrocarbons, and Carbon Dioxide in High-Purity Ethylene by Gas Chromatography

    D2712 Test Method for Hydrocarbon Traces in Propylene Concentrates by Gas Chromatography

    D3227 Test Method for (Thiol Mercaptan) Sulfur in Gasoline, Kerosine, Aviation Turbine, and Distillate Fuels (Potentiometric Method)

    D3246 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Gas by Oxidative Microcoulometry

    D3700 Practice for Obtaining LPG Samples Using a Floating Piston Cylinder

    D4178 Practice for Calibrating Moisture Analyzers

    D4468 Test Method for Total Sulfur in Gaseous Fuels by Hydrogenolysis and Rateometric Colorimetry

    D4629 Test Method for Trace Nitrogen in Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Syringe/Inlet Oxidative Combustion and Chemiluminescence Detection

    D4864 Test Method for Determination of Traces of Methanol in Propylene Concentrates by Gas Chromatography


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.10 (Aliphatic hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D5273-92R12

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