ASTM D8235 - 19

    Standard Specification for Ethyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (ETBE) for Blending with Gasolines for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    Active Standard ASTM D8235 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.A0.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers requirements for fuel grade ethyl tertiary-butyl ether (ETBE) utilized as a blend component at the 1 % to 22 % by volume for use as automotive spark-ignition engine fuel covered by Specifications D4814 and D8076 as well as other automotive fuel applications involving ETBE.

    1.1.1 Other ETBE grades may be available for blending that are not covered by this specification. Specification D7618 is also available from ASTM International.

    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 The following applies to all specified limits in this standard: For purposes of determining conformance with these specifications, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E29. All digits expressed in the specification limits are to be considered significant digits.

    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.

    Government Regulations

    CFR 40 Code of Federal Regulations

    ASTM Standards

    D130 Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test

    D156 Test Method for Saybolt Color of Petroleum Products (Saybolt Chromometer Method)

    D381 Test Method for Gum Content in Fuels by Jet Evaporation

    D2622 Test Method for Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D3120 Test Method for Trace Quantities of Sulfur in Light Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Oxidative Microcoulometry

    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

    D4306 Practice for Aviation Fuel Sample Containers for Tests Affected by Trace Contamination

    D4806 Specification for Denatured Fuel Ethanol for Blending with Gasolines for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    D4814 Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    D5453 Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Light Hydrocarbons, Spark Ignition Engine Fuel, Diesel Engine Fuel, and Engine Oil by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

    D5854 Practice for Mixing and Handling of Liquid Samples of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D5983 Specification for Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE) for Blending With Gasolines for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    D6304 Test Method for Determination of Water in Petroleum Products, Lubricating Oils, and Additives by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration

    D7039 Test Method for Sulfur in Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Jet Fuel, Kerosine, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Blends, and Gasoline-Ethanol Blends by Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D7618 Specification for Ethyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (ETBE) for Blending with Aviation Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

    D7757 Test Method for Silicon in Gasoline and Related Products by Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    D7796 Test Method for Analysis of Ethyl tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) by Gas Chromatography

    D7923 Test Method for Water in Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Blends by Karl Fischer Titration

    D8076 Specification for 100 Research Octane Number Test Fuel for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E203 Test Method for Water Using Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    E1064 Test Method for Water in Organic Liquids by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D8235-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8235-19, Standard Specification for Ethyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (ETBE) for Blending with Gasolines for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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