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ASTM D473-22

Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method

Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method
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Significance and Use

5.1 A knowledge of the sediment content of crude oils and fuel oils is important both to the operation of refining and the buying or selling of these commodities.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of sediment in crude oils and fuel oils by extraction with toluene. The precision applies to a range of sediment levels from 0.01 % to 0.40 % mass, although higher levels may be determined.

Note 1: Precision on recycled oils and crankcase oils is unknown and additional testing is required to determine that precision.

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 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. For specific warning statements, see and 7.1.

1.4 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.02
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/D0473-22
ICS Code: 75.040; 75.160.20