ASTM D7515 - 19

    Standard Test Method for Purity of 1,3-Propanediol (Gas Chromatographic Method)

    Active Standard ASTM D7515 | Developed by Subcommittee: D15.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Knowledge of an approved method is required to establish whether the product meets the requirements of its specifications. The use of glycols in the reference sample is not intended to suggest the presence of glycol (EG, PG and DPG) impurities, but to demonstrate and quantify the separation of commonly used Engine Coolant glycols from PDO.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the gas chromatographic determination of purity for 1,3-propanediol (PDO). This test method was originally developed to determine the purity of 1,3-propanediol used for the application as the freeze point depressant base fluid in formulated PDO engine coolants. Use of the method for purity of PDO for other applications may be viable.

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

    1.2.1 Exception—Inch-pound units (psi) are used in Table 1, Pressure Program, Options A and B.

    1.3 Review the current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for detailed information concerning toxicity, first aid procedures, and safety precautions.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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

    D1123 Test Methods for Water in Engine Coolant Concentrate by the Karl Fischer Reagent Method

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method

    E2409 Test Method for Glycol Impurities in Mono-, Di-, Tri- and Tetraethylene Glycol and in Mono- and Dipropylene Glycol(Gas Chromatographic Method)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25174004(Engine coolant)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7515-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7515-19, Standard Test Method for Purity of 1,3-Propanediol (Gas Chromatographic Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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