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This specification covers a 100 % middle distillate fuel oil with no residual fuel oil contamination for use in military marine applications (non-aviation gas turbine engines, compression ignition/diesel engines, and other non-automotive applications), and emergency generator applications (military or commercial).
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, this specification was withdrawn in July 2010 due to the fact that SC E has been unable to find anyone using this specification or in support of maintaining this specification.
1.1 This specification covers a 100 % middle distillate fuel oil with no residual fuel oil contamination for use in military marine applications (non-aviation gas turbine engines, compression ignition/diesel engines, and other non-automotive applications), and emergency generator applications (military or commercial).
1.2 This specification, unless otherwise provided by agreement between the purchaser and the supplier, prescribes the required properties of middle distillate fuel at the time and place of delivery. Nothing in this specification shall preclude observance of federal, state, or local regulations that may be more restrictive.
1.3 During handling and use of all middle distillate fuels, the generation and dissipation of static electricity can create fire and explosion hazards. For more information on this subject see Guide D 4865.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
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 requirements prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D56 Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester
D86 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure
D93 Test Methods for Flash-Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
D129 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (General Bomb Method)
D130 Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test
D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and the Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)
D482 Test Method for Ash from Petroleum Products
D524 Test Method for Ramsbottom Carbon Residue of Petroleum Products
D613 Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil
D975 Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils
D976 Test Methods for Calculated Cetane Index of Distillate Fuels
D1266 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (Lamp Method)
D1298 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method
D1319 Test Method for Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption
D1552 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products (High-Temperature Method)
D2500 Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products
D2622 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
D2709 Test Method for Water and Sediment in Middle Distillate Fuels by Centrifuge
D3117 Test Method for Wax Appearance Point of Distillate Fuels
D3828 Test Methods for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester
D4052 Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter
D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
D4294 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
D4530 Test Method for Determination of Carbon Residue (Micro Method)
D4865 Guide for Generation and Dissipation of Static Electricity in Petroleum Fuel Systems
D5304 Test Method for Assessing Middle Distillate Fuel Storage Stability by Oxygen Overpressure
D5453 Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Light Hydrocarbons, Motor Fuels and Oils by Ultraviolet Fluorescence
D5771 Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products (Optical Detection Stepped Cooling Method)
D5772 Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products (Linear Cooling Rate Method)
D5773 Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products (Constant Cooling Rate Method)
D6450 Test Method for Flash Point by Continuously Closed Cup (CCCFP) Tester
D6469 Guide for Microbial Contamination in Fuels and Fuel Systems
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ASTM D6985-04a, Standard Specification for Middle Distillate Fuel Oil-Military Marine Applications (Withdrawn 2010), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.orgBack to Top