Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D1217-93(1998)

Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density (Specific Gravity) of Liquids by Bingham Pycnometer


1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the density of pure hydrocarbons or petroleum distillates boiling between 90 and 110°C that can be handled in a normal fashion as a liquid at the specified test temperatures of 20 and 25°C.

1.2 This test method provides a calculation procedure for conversion of density to relative density (specific gravity).

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Notes 1, 2, and 3.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.04.0D
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D1217-93R98
ICS Code: 17.060