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This test method is being withdrawn, because it is no longer used. This test method contained procedures that required the use of mercury, which is toxic. Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, this test method was withdrawn in February 2008.
1.1 This test method covers a procedure for measuring the volume of vapor formed at atmospheric pressure from a given volume of gasoline. The ratio of these volumes is expressed as the vapor-liquid (V/L) ratio of the gasoline at the temperature of the test.
1.2 Dry glycerol can be used as the containing liquid for nonoxygenated fuels.
1.3 Mercury can be used as the containing liquid with both oxygenated and nonoxygenated fuels. Because oxygenates in fuels may be partially soluble in glycerol, gasoline-oxygenate blends must be tested using mercury as the containing fluid.Note 1-Test Method D4815 can be used to determine the presence of oxygenates in fuels.
1.4 The values stated in both inch-pound and SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. The units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 7 and Note 10.
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ASTM D2533-99, Standard Test Method for Vapor-Liquid Ratio of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuels (Withdrawn 2008), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.orgBack to Top