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Significance and Use
5.1 Methanol is used in production of crude oil to prevent formation of gas hydrates. The presence of residual methanol in crude oils can lead to costly problems in refinery operations.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of methanol in crude oils by direct injection multidimensional gas chromatography in the concentration range of 15 to 900 ppm (m/m). The pooled limit of quantification (PLOQ) is 15 ppm (m/m).
1.2 This test method is applicable only to crude oils containing less than or equal to 0.1 % (v/v) water.
1.3 This test method has not been tested with crude oil samples that are solid or waxy, or both, at ambient temperatures.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. Alternate units, in common usage, are also provided to increase clarity and aid the users of this test method.
1.5 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.
D4006 Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation
D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
D4307 Practice for Preparation of Liquid Blends for Use as Analytical Standards
D6596 Practice for Ampulization and Storage of Gasoline and Related Hydrocarbon Materials
ICS Number Code 75.040 (Crude petroleum)
UNSPSC Code 15101508(Crude oil)
ASTM D7059-09(2013), Standard Test Method for Determination of Methanol in Crude Oils by Multidimensional Gas Chromatography, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top