ASTM D3120-96

    Standard Test Method for Trace Quantities of Sulfur in Light Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Oxidative Microcoulometry


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of sulfur in the range from 3.0 to 100 ppm ([mu]g/g) in light liquid hydrocarbons boiling in the range from 26 to 274°C (80 to 525°F).

    1.2 This test method may be extended to liquid materials with higher sulfur concentrations by appropriate dilution.

    1.3 The preferred units are micrograms per grams. Values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Values in inch-pound units are for information only.

    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. For specific hazard statements, see 6.3, 6.4, 6.8, and 6.10.


    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1298 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, 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

    D4806 Specification for Denatured Fuel Ethanol for Blending with Gasolines for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    D4814 Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    D5798 Specification for Ethanol Fuel Blends for Flexible-Fuel Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines

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

    OSHA Regulations


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101500(Petroleum and distillates)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D3120-96

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3120-96, Standard Test Method for Trace Quantities of Sulfur in Light Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Oxidative Microcoulometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1996, www.astm.org

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