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    Chapter 1 | Introduction

    Published: Dec 2018

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    Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has assumed the responsibility for revising Manual on Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products (ASTM Manual Series: MNL1). Technology is undergoing accelerating change, and this revision attempts to capture the changes in ASTM test methods significance to petroleum products. The chapters in this manual are not intended to be research papers. The purpose is to answer two questions: What are the relevant tests that are done on various petroleum products and why do we perform these particular tests? The chapter discusses petroleum products and standardized testing required to assure all parties are dealing with quality products.


    tests, petroleum, products, significance, quality

    Author Information:

    Rand, Salvatore J.
    Tierra Entrada, Florida

    Verstuyft, Allen W.
    Al Verstuyft Consulting, LLC, Napa, California

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.04

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL120180001