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ASTM D6371-24

Standard Test Method for Cold Filter Plugging Point of Diesel and Heating Fuels

Standard Test Method for Cold Filter Plugging Point of Diesel and Heating Fuels D6371-24 ASTM|D6371-24|en-US Standard Test Method for Cold Filter Plugging Point of Diesel and Heating Fuels Standard new BOS Vol. 05.02 Committee D02
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Significance and Use

5.1 The CFPP of a fuel is suitable for estimating the lowest temperature at which a fuel will give trouble-free flow in certain fuel systems.

5.2 In the case of diesel fuel used in European light duty trucks, the results are usually close to the temperature of failure in service except when the fuel system contains, for example, a paper filter installed in a location exposed to the weather or if the filter plugging temperature is more than 12 °C below the cloud point value in accordance with Test Method D2500, D5771, D5772, or D5773. Domestic heating installations are usually less critical and often operate satisfactorily at temperatures somewhat lower than those indicated by the test results.

5.3 The difference in results obtained from the sample as received and after heat treatment at 45 °C for 30 min can be used to investigate complaints of unsatisfactory performance under low temperature conditions.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) temperature of diesel and domestic heating fuels using either manual or automated apparatus.

Note 1: This test method is technically equivalent to test methods IP 309 and EN 116.

1.2 The manual apparatus and automated apparatus are both suitable for referee purposes.

1.3 This test method is applicable to distillate fuels, including those containing a flow-improving or other additive, intended for use in diesel engines and domestic heating installations.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5 WARNING—Mercury has been designated by many regulatory agencies as a hazardous substance that can cause serious medical issues. Mercury, or its vapor, has been demonstrated to be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Use caution when handling mercury and mercury-containing products. See the applicable product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for additional information. The potential exists that selling mercury or mercury-containing products, or both, is prohibited by local or national law. Users must determine legality of sales in their location.

1.6 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 Section 7.

1.7 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: 05.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.07
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.1520/D6371-24
ICS Code: 75.160.20