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Significance and Use
Methanol content reflects the quality of glycerin for use as an engine coolant. The current specification for the maximum methanol content is 0.1 % weight to weight (w/w).
1.1 This test method provides for the quantitative determination of residual methanol in glycerin by gas chromatography. The range of detection for residual methanol is 0.02 to 0.60 mass %.
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.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D7640 Specification for Engine Coolant Grade Glycerin
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E355 Practice for Gas Chromatography Terms and Relationships
E594 Practice for Testing Flame Ionization Detectors Used in Gas or Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ICS Number Code 71.080.60 (Alcohols. Ethers); 75.160.01 (Fuels in general)
UNSPSC Code 25174004(Engine coolant); 51171608(Glycerine)
ASTM D7716-11a, Standard Test Method for Determination of Residual Methanol in Glycerin by Gas Chromatography, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top