Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D2158-97e1

Standard Test Method for Residues in Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the extraneous materials weathering above 38°C that are present in liquefied petroleum gases.

1.2 Liquefied petroleum gases that contain alcohols to enhance their anti-icing behaviour can give erroneous results by this test method.

1.3 The result can be expressed in terms of measured volumes or indices derived from these volumes. In either case, the test method provides an indication of the quantity and nature of materials in the product that are substantially less volatile than the liquefied petroleum gas hydrocarbons.

1.4 Although this test method has been used to verify cleanliness and lack of heavy contaminants in propane for many years, it may not be sensitive enough to protect some equipment from operational problems or increased maintenance. A more sensitive test, able to detect lower levels of dissolved contaminants, may be required for some applications.

1.5 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see 6.9.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.H0
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D2158-97E01
ICS Code: 75.160.30