ASTM WK64997

    Revision of D5453 - 16e1 Standard Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Light Hydrocarbons, Spark Ignition Engine Fuel, Diesel Engine Fuel, and Engine Oil by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

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    Active Standard: D5453 - 19

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.03 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager



    analysis; biodiesel; biodiesel-fuel blends; E-85; ethanol; ethanol-fuel blends; diesel; fluorescence; gasoline; jet fuel; kerosine; M-85; RFG; sulfur; ultraviolet;;


    During the D02.03 subcommittee (SC-03) combustion sub-group meeting (held June, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ) correspondence from an SC-03 member and related data gathered from three types of D5453 compliant apparatus types was discussed. At issue was Note 5 found in IP490/ISO 20846 that informs the user of a potential positive bias to low ( 15 ug/g) sulfur determinations that is caused by the presence of relatively large concentrations of bound-nitrogen compounds present in the test sample. Data that confirmed the validity of the aforementioned Note 5 subject matter was presented. Following a brief discussion, the combustion sub-group members and guests in attendance reached a general consensus that the information presented in IP490/ISO 20846 Note 5 be revised into D5453.

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    Technical Contact:
    John Crnko


    D02 (19-04)

    Ballot Item Approved as D5453-2019A and Pending Publication