ASTM D1555M-08

    Standard Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane [Metric]


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard is for use in calculating the weight and volume of benzene, toluene, mixed xylenes, styrene, ortho-xylene, meta-xylene, para-xylene, cumene, ethylbenzene, 148.9 to 176.7°C and 176.7 to 204.4°C aromatic hydrocarbons, and cyclohexane. A method is given for calculating the volume at 15°C and 20°C from an observed volume at t°C. Table 1 lists the density in grams per cubic centimetre at 15°C and 20°C for high purity chemicals.

    1.2 Calculated results shall be rounded off in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E 29.

    1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.4 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

    D1217 Test Method for Density and Relative Density (Specific Gravity) of Liquids by Bingham Pycnometer

    D1555 Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane

    D3505 Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Pure Liquid Chemicals

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

    Other Documents

    American Petroleum Society


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.15 (Aromatic hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352005(Aromatic or heterocyclic compounds)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1555M-08

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1555M-08, Standard Test Method for Calculation of Volume and Weight of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cyclohexane [Metric], ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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