ASTM D4815 Standard Test Method for Determination of MTBE, ETBE, TAME, DIPE, tertiary-Amyl Alcohol and C1 to C4 Alcohols in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography -- eLearning Course

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About the Course

This course covers the test method for the determination of ethers and alcohols in gasolines by gas chromatography. Specific compounds determined are methyl tert-butylether (MTBE), ethyl tert-butylether (ETBE), tert-amylmethylether (TAME), diisopropylether (DIPE), methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, n-propanol, isobutanol, tert-butanol, sec -butanol, n-butanol, and tert-pentanol (tert-amylalcohol).

The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete and includes instructional video content, interactive knowledge checks, and a self-grading quiz. Downloadable resources include a pdf of the standard.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify apparatus, reagents, and materials required for the determination of ethers and alcohols in gasolines by gas chromatography including detector system, columns, and carrier gas.
  • Recognize procedure for preparation of column packings.
  • Define sampling requirements outlined in ASTM D4815.
  • Describe procedure for preparation of micro-packed TCEP column.
  • Recall procedure for preparation of apparatus and establishment of conditions, including those for flow rate adjustment.
  • Recall calibration and standardization procedures, including those for standard preparation.
  • Recognize procedure for the determination of ethers and alcohols in gasolines by gas chromatography.
  • Identify calculations and reporting requirements for the mass concentration of oxygenates, volumetric concentration of oxygenates, and % by mass oxygen in the fuel.


Anyone who runs the D4815 test method or who needs an understanding of the test method and how it is properly run.

Certificate and CEUs

CEUs: .1 or 1 PDH

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

ASTM Standards Referenced

ASTM D4815

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