ASTM WK59881

    New Test Method for determination of the estimated suitability of B100 as a blend stock.

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    WK59881

    1. Scope

    This test method provides a rapid portable means for field and lab use to rate the estimated suitability of a biodiesel (D6751 specification B100) blend stock that has a cloud point below 20 degrees C (68 degrees F) to provide adequate operability performance of blends of the blend stock with petroleum diesel at temperatures at or above the cloud point of the blends. The formal precision of this test method is included in this standard.


    Keywords

    Filter blocking; B1-B20 biodiesel blend cleanliness; D7501 Cold Soak Filtration Test; FB Cell; ULSD blending agent; biodiesel blend performance issues.

    Rationale

    There isnt an existing standard that gives an indication of the blendability of B100 into ULSD. This standard will be used to give a prediction of the quality of the biodiesel blend product from the B100 sample tested. This standard will be helpful to the biodiesel producers, blenders, and labs that test B100.

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

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    07-20-2017

    Technical Contact:
    Ryan Case

    Status:
    Draft Under Development