ASTM D7166 - 10

    Standard Practice for Total Sulfur Analyzer Based On-line/At-line for Sulfur Content of Gaseous Fuels

    Active Standard ASTM D7166 | Developed by Subcommittee: D03.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    On-line, at-line, in-line and other near-real time monitoring systems that measure fuel gas characteristics such as the total sulfur content are prevalent in the natural gas and fuel gas industries. The installation and operation of particular systems vary on the specific objectives, contractual obligations, process type, regulatory requirements, and internal performance requirements needed by the user. This protocol is intended to provide guidelines for standardized start-up procedures, operating procedures, and quality assurance practices for on-line, at-line, in-line and other near-real time total sulfur monitoring systems.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is for the determination of total sulfur from volatile sulfur-containing compounds in high methane or hydrogen content gaseous fuels using on-line/at-line instrumentation.

    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

    D1070 Test Methods for Relative Density of Gaseous Fuels

    D1072 Test Method for Total Sulfur in Fuel Gases by Combustion and Barium Chloride Titration

    D3246 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Gas by Oxidative Microcoulometry

    D3609 Practice for Calibration Techniques Using Permeation Tubes

    D3764 Practice for Validation of the Performance of Process Stream Analyzer Systems

    D4298 Guide for Intercomparing Permeation Tubes to Establish Traceability

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

    D5287 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Gaseous Fuels

    D5453 Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Light Hydrocarbons, Spark Ignition Engine Fuel, Diesel Engine Fuel, and Engine Oil by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

    D5503 Practice for Natural Gas Sample-Handling and Conditioning Systems for Pipeline Instrumentation

    D5504 Test Method for Determination of Sulfur Compounds in Natural Gas and Gaseous Fuels by Gas Chromatography and Chemiluminescence

    D6122 Practice for Validation of the Performance of Multivariate Online, At-Line, and Laboratory Infrared Spectrophotometer Based Analyzer Systems

    D6299 Practice for Applying Statistical Quality Assurance and Control Charting Techniques to Evaluate Analytical Measurement System Performance

    D6621 Practice for Performance Testing of Process Analyzers for Aromatic Hydrocarbon Materials

    D6667 Test Method for Determination of Total Volatile Sulfur in Gaseous Hydrocarbons and Liquefied Petroleum Gases by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

    D6920 Test Method for Total Sulfur in Naphthas, Distillates, Reformulated Gasolines, Diesels, Biodiesels, and Motor Fuels by Oxidative Combustion and Electrochemical Detection

    ISO Standards

    ISO7504 Gas Analysis-Vocabulary


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15111500(Gaseous fuels)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7166-10

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