ASTM WK50005

    New Test Method for Distillation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals at Atmospheric Pressure (Mini Method)

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D16.04 | Committee D16 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the distillation of industrial aromatic hydrocarbons, chemical solvents, and related materials in the range of 20 to 400C (68 to 752F) using miniaturized automatic distillation apparatus. 1.2 This test method is applicable to such products as: petrochemicals such as light and middle distillates and aromatic hydrocarbons including fuels, special petroleum spirits, naphthas, white spirits, kerosines, oxygenated compounds, chemical intermediates, and blends thereof. 1.3 This test method is designed for the analysis of distillate products. 1.4 The values stated in SI units are regarded as the standard. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.


    mini method; distillation; laboratory distillation; atmospheric distillation; petroleum products


    To distill aromatic hydrocarbons and related chemicals. To have a mini distillation method written for D16 that is can control. It can be used in D16 specifications.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Taylor

    Draft Under Development