1.1 This test method covers the determination of the hydrogen content of middle distillate petroleum products using a low-resolution pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer. The boiling range of distillates covered by the test method is 150 to 390°C. While this test method may be applicable to middle distillates outside this boiling range, in such cases the precision statements may not apply. The test method is generally based on Test Methods D 3701 and D 4808, with a major difference being the use of a pulsed NMR spectrometer instead of a continuous wave NMR spectrometer.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The preferred units are mass %.
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.
D3701 Test Method for Hydrogen Content of Aviation Turbine Fuels by Low Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry
D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
D4808 Test Methods for Hydrogen Content of Light Distillates, Middle Distillates, Gas Oils, and Residua by Low-Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
D5291 Test Methods for Instrumental Determination of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Nitrogen in Petroleum Products and Lubricants
D6299 Practice for Applying Statistical Quality Assurance and Control Charting Techniques to Evaluate Analytical Measurement System Performance
D6708 Practice for Statistical Assessment and Improvement of Expected Agreement Between Two Test Methods that Purport to Measure the Same Property of a Material
MIL-PRF-16884K Military Performance Specification, Fuel, Naval Distillate Available from Naval Sea Systems Command, SEA03R42, Washington, DC.
distillates; fuels; hydrogen content; middle distillate; nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer; petroleum products;
ICS Number Code 75.080 (Petroleum products in general)
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