Symposia / General Information

D02 Petroleum Products and Lubricants
Event Name: D02 June 2012 Meeting
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


A Workshop on Physical Constants of Hydrocarbons, especially the boiling points of n-Paraffins will be held Monday, June 25, 2012 from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D02.04 on Hydrocarbon Analysis, the workshop will be held at the Hilton San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, in conjunction with the D02 standards development meetings of the committee.

Dr. Neil Giles of DIPPR (BYU) will be presenting the "Workshop on Physical Constants of Hydrocarbons, especially the boiling points of n-Paraffins".

In this workshop, the procedures used at BYU to add new chemicals to the database will be presented. The evaluation process and some of the many inter-property and inter-chemical consistency checks will be described. A system that is currently being used to efficiently determine the extent of re-evaluation warranted by newly published data will be discussed. Tools that have been developed that use the growing amounts of inter-related data in the database to accomplish continual quality enhancement will be reviewed. Finally, the use of inter-chemical relationships in evaluating constant property values and temperature-dependent correlations of chemicals belonging to well-defined families will be examined. Specifically, recent recommendations for the normal boiling temperature of the members of the n-alkane family will be addressed in detail.

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Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes June 20, 2012. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.

Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international)



On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Student Fee


Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Dan Villalanti, Triton Analytics Corp, Houston, TX, E-mail:, tel: 281-578-2289.



The ASTM Group Rate is currently SOLD OUT at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The Hilton is still accepting reservations at the hotel's current rate of $279/night.

OVERFLOW - A block of rooms are available at our overflow hotel, HandleryUnion Square Hotel, 351 Geary St., at a discounted rate for single/double occupancy (Saturday, June 23 - Friday, June 29). Reservations can be made by calling 415-781-7800 or toll free 1-800-995-4874. Discounted group rate will be honored until the ASTM overflow block is full but no later than Thursday, May 24, 2012.

All meetings will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-445-8667. To make your hotel reservation on-line, visit Reservation at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 415-771-1400. The hotel's check in policy is 3:00pm and check out is 12:00pm.

Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than May 21, 2012. ASTM rates are $229 single/double plus 15.58% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hilton San Francisco Union Square has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $155.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

ADVANCE DEPOSIT: Hilton San Francisco Union Square requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hilton San Francisco Union Square Reservation Center will provide you with a confirmation number.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date. If you wish to cancel, please do so three days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties. For your deposit, The Hilton San Francisco Union Square will charge your credit card the equivalent of one nights stay (room rate plus tax) which will not be refunded unless canceled three days prior to your arrival.

Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.


The hotel is located approximately 14 miles/30 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 415-771-1400 and the general fax number is 415-771-6801. The web site for the hotel is Hilton San Francisco Union Square Information

For information on the city of San Francisco, visit the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Please visit the links below to travel from San Francisco Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Taxis cost approximately $41.

Please visit the following sites to plan accordingly:

San Francisco Travel
511 San Francisco Bay Area
World Taxi Meter
San Francisco Cable Car
Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart)

IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE: Parking is extremely expensive in and around the Hilton Union Square area ($53.58/day for self, $59.28/day valet, both self parking and valet for 24h hours). Please note this when deciding wheather or not to rent a car during your stay.


Meeting schedules of Committee D02 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Dave Bradley at or tel: 610- 932-9681.


Committee D02 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".