Significance and Use
Organic as well as inorganic chlorine compounds can prove harmful to equipment and reactions in processes involving hydrocarbons.
Maximum chloride levels are often specified for process streams and for hydrocarbon products.
Organic chloride species are potentially damaging to refinery processes. Hydrochloric acid can be produced in hydrotreating or reforming reactors and this acid accumulates in condensing regions of the refinery.
1.1 This test method covers the organic chlorides in aromatic hydrocarbons, their derivatives, and related chemicals.
1.2 This test method is applicable to samples with chloride concentrations from 1 to 25 mg/kg.
1.3 This test method is preferred over Test Method D5194 for products, such as styrene, that are polymerized by the sodium biphenyl reagent.
1.4 In determining the conformance of the test results using this method to applicable specifications, results shall be rounded off in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.
1.5 Organic chloride values of samples containing inorganic chlorides will be biased high due to partial recovery of inorganic species during combustion. Interference from inorganic species can be reduced by water washing the sample before analysis. This does not apply to water soluble samples.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.7 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 hazard statements, see 7.3 and Section 9.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D1555M Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane [Metric]
D3437 Practice for Sampling and Handling Liquid Cyclic Products
D5194 Test Method for Trace Chloride in Liquid Aromatic Hydrocarbons
D6809 Guide for Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
density; electrolysis; electrolyte; microcoulometry; potential; pyrolysis; recovery factor; relative density; titration; total chloride; volatilization; Aromatic hydrocarbons (AHs); Chloride analysis--paints/related coatings/materials; Coulometry--microcoulometry; Density--paints/related coatings/materials; Electrolysis; Microcoulometry; Organic chloride; Pyrolysis; Recovery; Relative density; Titration; Total chloride; Volatility
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