ASTM D7806 - 12

    Standard Test Method for Determination of the Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) Content of a Blend of Biodiesel and Petroleum-Based Diesel Fuel Oil Using Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy

    Active Standard ASTM D7806 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.04.0F

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Biodiesel is a fuel commodity primarily used as a value-added blending component with diesel fuel.

    5.2 This test method is fast and simple to run.

    5.3 This test method is applicable for quality control in the production and distribution of diesel fuel and biodiesel blends containing FAME.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the content of biodiesel (fatty acid methyl esters—FAME) in diesel fuel oils. It is applicable to concentrations from 1 to 30 volume %. This procedure is applicable only to FAME. This test method is not appropriate for the determination of the concentration of biodiesel that is in the form of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE).

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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

    D975 Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils

    D1298 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method

    D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4307 Practice for Preparation of Liquid Blends for Use as Analytical Standards

    D5854 Practice for Mixing and Handling of Liquid Samples of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

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

    D6751 Specification for Biodiesel Fuel Blend Stock (B100) for Middle Distillate Fuels

    E131 Terminology Relating to Molecular Spectroscopy

    E168 Practices for General Techniques of Infrared Quantitative Analysis

    E1655 Practices for Infrared Multivariate Quantitative Analysis

    E2056 Practice for Qualifying Spectrometers and Spectrophotometers for Use in Multivariate Analyses, Calibrated Using Surrogate Mixtures


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101801(Biodiesel)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D7806-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D7806-12, Standard Test Method for Determination of the Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) Content of a Blend of Biodiesel and Petroleum-Based Diesel Fuel Oil Using Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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