ASTM D187 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Burning Quality of Kerosene

    Active Standard ASTM D187 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.E0

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Since the information provided by this test method is largely qualitative in nature, specific limits covering the following characteristics are required in referring to this test method in specifications for kerosene:

    5.1.1 Duration of the test: 16 h is understood, if not otherwise specified;

    5.1.2 Permissible change in flame shape and dimensions during the test;

    5.1.3 Description of the acceptable appearance of the chimney deposit.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the qualitative determination of the burning properties of kerosene to be used for illuminating purposes. (Warning—Combustible. Vapor harmful.)

    Note 1: The corresponding Energy Institute (IP) test method is IP 10 which features a quantitative evaluation of the wick-char-forming tendencies of the kerosene, whereas Test Method D187 features a qualitative performance evaluation of the kerosene. Both test methods subject the kerosene to somewhat more severe operating conditions than would be experienced in typical designated applications.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific warning statements appear throughout the test method.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Energy Institute Standard

    IP 10 Determination of kerosine burning characteristics24 hour method

    Other Document

    Formulas for Denatured Alcohol and Rum Treasury Dept., U. S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Publication No. 368

    ASTM Standards

    D91 Test Method for Precipitation Number of Lubricating Oils

    D3699 Specification for Kerosine

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4175 Terminology Relating to Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants

    D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101502(Kerosene)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D0187-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D187-18, Standard Test Method for Burning Quality of Kerosene, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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