ASTM D5273 - 18

    Standard Guide for Analysis of Propylene Concentrates

    Active Standard ASTM D5273 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.D0.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This guide is intended to provide information on the likely composition of propylene concentrates and on probable ways to test them. Since there are currently no ASTM test methods for determining all components of interest, this guide provides information on other potentially available test methods.

    4.2 Although this guide is not to be used for specifications, it can provide a starting point for parties to develop mutually agreed upon specifications which meet their respective requirements. It can also be used as a starting point in finding suitable test methods for determining various components of propylene.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers a list of the major grades of propylene concentrates produced in North America. It includes possible components and test methods, both ASTM and other, either actually used, or believed to be in use, to test for these properties. This guide is not intended to be used or construed as a set of specifications for any grade of propylene concentrate.

    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.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D2163 Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbons in Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases and Propane/Propene Mixtures by Gas Chromatography

    D2384 Test Methods for Traces of Volatile Chlorides in Butane-Butene Mixtures

    D2504 Test Method for Noncondensable Gases in C2 and Lighter Hydrocarbon Products by Gas Chromatography

    D2505 Test Method for Ethylene, Other Hydrocarbons, and Carbon Dioxide in High-Purity Ethylene by Gas Chromatography

    D2712 Test Method for Determination of Hydrocarbon Impurities in High Purity Propylene by Gas Chromatography

    D3227 Test Method for (Thiol Mercaptan) Sulfur in Gasoline, Kerosine, Aviation Turbine, and Distillate Fuels (Potentiometric Method)

    D3246 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Gas by Oxidative Microcoulometry

    D3700 Practice for Obtaining LPG Samples Using a Floating Piston Cylinder

    D4178 Practice for Calibrating Moisture Analyzers

    D4468 Test Method for Total Sulfur in Gaseous Fuels by Hydrogenolysis and Rateometric Colorimetry

    D4629 Test Method for Trace Nitrogen in Liquid Hydrocarbons by Syringe/Inlet Oxidative Combustion and Chemiluminescence Detection

    D4864 Test Method for Determination of Traces of Methanol in Propylene Concentrates by Gas Chromatography

    D5454 Test Method for Water Vapor Content of Gaseous Fuels Using Electronic Moisture Analyzers

    D6667 Test Method for Determination of Total Volatile Sulfur in Gaseous Hydrocarbons and Liquefied Petroleum Gases by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

    D6729 Test Method for Determination of Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 100 Metre Capillary High Resolution Gas Chromatography

    D7423 Test Method for Determination of Oxygenates in C2, C3, C4, and C5 Hydrocarbon Matrices by Gas Chromatography and Flame Ionization Detection

    D7994 Test Method for Total Fluorine, Chlorine, and Sulfur in Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) by Oxidative Pyrohydrolytic Combustion Followed by Ion Chromatography Detection (Combustion Ion Chromatography-CIC)

    D8098 Test Method for Permanent Gases in C2 and C3 Hydrocarbon Products by Gas Chromatography and Pulse Discharge Helium Ionization Detector

    UOP Standard

    UOP 212 Hydrogen Sulfide, Mercaptan Sulfur, and Carbonyl Sulfide in Hydrocarbon Gases by Potentiometric Titration


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.10 (Aliphatic hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5273-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5273-18, Standard Guide for Analysis of Propylene Concentrates, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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