Diesel Fuel Test Methods - An Overview

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    Galveston, TX

    10/12/2020 - 10/12/2020

    Moody Gardens Hotel
    Salon F
    7 Hope Blvd
    Galveston, TX 77554

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    About the Course This 1-day course on test methods for diesel fuel has been especially developed for the Gulf Coast Conference. It draws some material from the regular 3-day ASTM Diesel Fuel Course, and adds specific details about manual and automated test methods that are used to evaluate batches of diesel fuel. Original test methods were manual procedures, and over the past few decades, instrument manufacturers have developed automated instruments to measure many properties.


    Topics Include

    Subjects to be discussed include:

  • ASTM D975, the diesel fuel specification used in the States;
  • Detailed properties and the relevant test methods;
  • Types of properties and test methods
  • Manual test methods versus automated test methods;
  • Relationships between various properties such as sulfur & lubricity / conductivity, gasoline contamination and flash point / viscosity; paraffin (wax) content and low temperature operability;
  • Additives used in diesel fuel and their impact on properties.

  • ASTM Standards Referenced

    ASTM standards that will be referenced include:

      Diesel fuel specification: D975
      Flash point: D93, D56, D3828, D7094
      Water & Sediment: 2709, D7619
      Distillation: D86, D2887, D7344, D7345
      Kinematic Viscosity: D445, D7042
      Ash: D482
      Sulfur: D5453, D7039, D129, D1266, D1552, D2622, D3120, D4294, D7220
      Copper Corrosion: D130
      Cetane Quality: D613; D4737, D976, D6890, D7668, D8183
      Aromatics: D1319, D976-80
      Low Temperature Operability: D2500, D5771, D5772, D5773, D4539, D6371, D7683, D7689
      Carbon Residue: D524
      Lubricity: D6079, D7688
      Conductivity: D2624, D4308


    Fee Includes

    • All referenced ASTM standards and course notes
    • Coffee breaks
    • Course Completion Certificate with .7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


    About the Instructors

    Andy Pickard has worked in fuels and lubricants for more than 45 years. He has been a member of ASTM International for 35 years, participating in test method developments and product specification committees (diesel fuel and other middle distillate fuels, biodiesel, gasoline, ethanol, LPG, aviation fuels, and heavy fuel oils). Following academic training in chemistry with a doctorate in organometallic chemistry, he spent 10 years with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil in Canada) and 24 years with Petro-Canada. A good part of that time was spent working between refineries, distribution, marketers and customers on fuel issues. He is now a consultant on fuels and technology support, and continues to participate in both ASTM and CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board) fuel standard developments.


    About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee

    ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (available online, print, and CD-ROM) contain over 12,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. The standard referenced in this course was developed by Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. For information on Committee D02, contact Alyson Fick at (610) 832-9710 or go to our D02 technical committee page.


    How Learning Will Be Assessed

    Learning will be assessed through discussions. Participants are expected to ask questions if an issue is unclear to them.