Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D6468-99(2004)

Standard Test Method for High Temperature Stability of Distillate Fuels


1.1 This test method covers relative stability of middle distillate fuels under high temperature aging conditions with limited air exposure. This test method is suitable for all No. 1 and No. 2 grades in Specifications D 396, D 975, D 2880, and for grades DMS and DMA in Specification D 2069. It is also suitable for similar fuels meeting other specifications.

1.2 This test method is not suitable for fuels whose flash point, as determined by Test Methods D 56, D 93, or D 3828, is less than 38°C. This test method is not suitable for fuels containing residual oil.

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 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.14
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D6468-99R04
ICS Code: 27.060.10