ASTM E3050 - 16

    Standard Specification for Denatured Ethanol for Use as Cooking and Appliance Fuel

    Active Standard ASTM E3050 | Developed by Subcommittee: E48.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers denatured ethanol intended to be used as a cooking or appliance fuel, or both.

    1.2 Nothing in this specification shall preclude observance of federal, state, or local regulations.

    1.2.1 Denatured ethanol has many regulatory limitations that cover the production, trading, transporting, distributing, wholesale and retail sale, and use of denatured ethanol; this specification does not purport to address the regulatory compliance aspects of these activities.

    1.3 The addition of a denatonium benzoate is required in addition to any other denaturants that are added.

    1.3.1 The denatonium benzoate is added as an additional deterrent to consumption. The denatonium benzoate must be added in an amount that meets the minimum and maximum requirements listed in Table 1.

    1.4 The addition of a colored dye is also required. The colored dye must be added in a concentration sufficient to enable the visual detection of the color in the fuel but in an amount less than the maximum listed in Table 1.

    1.4.1 The colored dye is added to visually indicate that the product is not potable.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 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

    D381 Test Method for Gum Content in Fuels by Jet Evaporation

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4306 Practice for Aviation Fuel Sample Containers for Tests Affected by Trace Contamination

    D4815 Test Method for Determination of MTBE, ETBE, TAME, DIPE, tertiary-Amyl Alcohol and C1 to C4 Alcohols in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography

    D5501 Test Method for Determination of Ethanol and Methanol Content in Fuels Containing Greater than 20% Ethanol by Gas Chromatography

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

    D7795 Test Method for Acidity in Ethanol and Ethanol Blends by Titration

    E203 Test Method for Water Using Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    E1064 Test Method for Water in Organic Liquids by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration


    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/E3050-16

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    ASTM E3050-16, Standard Specification for Denatured Ethanol for Use as Cooking and Appliance Fuel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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