PTP Program

Crude Oil Distillation Atmospheric

2023 Annual Fee:
$1,875.00

Schedule: April, October
Sample amount distributed each test cycle: 5 gallons

Reduced Price

About The Program

ASTM International’s Crude Oil Atmospheric Distillation by ASTM D2892 Proficiency Testing Program is  designed for the Atmospheric Distillation of Crude Oil and provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of test methods with other laboratories worldwide. The Crude Oil Atmospheric Distillation by ASTM D2892 program will provide one 5 gallon can of crude oil each cycle.

Conducted two times annually, this program provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the test methods using the test methods cited in the program. All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.

Test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically distributed in approximately 20 business days.

Why Should Your Laboratory Participate?

ASTM International's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:

  • A useful and meaningful statistical quality assurance tool to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of your laboratory's performance in conducting testing.
  • The resource you need to satisfy proficiency testing elements of laboratory accreditation.
  • A periodic comparison of test results with other participating laboratories.

Test Materials

Each participating lab will receive one 5 gallon can of crude oil which is to be tested and distilled.

Test Parameters

Whole Crude

Method ID Method Description
ASTM D2892

Atmospheric Distillation

Cut Points at:

  • IVT to 59°F AET
  • 59 to 175°F AET
  • 175 to 350°F AET
  • 350 to 450°F AET
  • 450 to 650°F AET
  • 650+°F AET
ASTM D2887 Boiling Range Distribution by Gas Chromatography
ASTM D7169 Boiling Point Distribution by High Temperature Gas Chromatography
ASTM D941 Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Lipkin Bicapillary Pycnometer
ASTM D1217 Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Bingham Pycnometer
ASTM D1298 Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity by Hydrometer Method
ASTM D5002 Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity by Digital Density Meter
ASTM D4006 Water in Crude Oil by Distillation
ASTM D4928 Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration

NOTE: List of tests subject to change.

 

Debutanization Cut

Method ID Method Description
ASTM D6729 Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 100 Meter Capillary High Resolution Gas Chromatography
ASTM D6730 Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 100-Metre Capillary
(with Precolumn) High-Resolution Gas Chromatography
ASTM D6733 Individual Components in Spark Ignition Engine Fuels by 50-Metre Capillary High
Resolution Gas Chromatography

Individual Cuts

Method ID Method Description
ASTM D1298 or, Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity by Hydrometer Method
ASTM D5002 Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity by Digital Density Meter

NOTE: List of tests subject to change.

Distribution Of Samples

Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by SGS North America in Deer Park, TX. Program registration fee does not include the cost of shipping the test samples. 

IMPORTANT for participants: You have the following options for receipt of samples:

  • Ship through a third-party shipping agent - Provide ASTM International with the complete contact information of a designated Shipping Agent located in the U.S. who will be responsible for shipping samples from the U.S. to your facility. Participants are responsible for making financial and shipping arrangements directly with the shipping agent.
    • Please be advised that when samples are shipped, an e-mail is sent only to the contact of record on your ASTM PTP account. It is the customer’s responsibility to advise their designated shipper that the sample has been shipped.
    • We cannot permit shipping agents to pick up samples at our distributors’ warehouses.
  • Ship directly from the sample distributor via UPS, DHL, or FEDEX - Provide ASTM International with your shipping account number to cover shipping charges. Check that your carrier will deliver the test materials to your location. Materials classified as Hazardous may have restrictions.
    • You are responsible for additional fees charged-back to our distributor for any reason relative to your sample shipment including, but not limited to, fees for fuel surcharges, missing/invalid account numbers, dangerous goods, remote area delivery, and multiple delivery attempts.
  • Product Shipment Specs
    • Quantity: 1 x 5 gallon
    • Shipping Weight: 45 lbs
    • Dimensions: 12x12x6
    • ECCN: EAR99
    • Harm Code: 2710.00.20

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Program Requirements

Participation is on an annual fee basis and open to all laboratories. Registration fees must be paid in advance to participate. Testing must be performed within the participant's laboratory facilities. (All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.)

About ASTM International Committee D02 On Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, And Lubricants

About ASTM International COMMITTEE D02 ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, LIQUID FUELS AND LUBRICANTS provides the technical direction for the program. Test information generated through the program is utilized by Committee D02 to determine if modifications to ASTM International methods or new methods are warranted and to analytically review program test results. (All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.)

For Additional Information Please Contact:

Angel Fontenot afontenot@astm.org - +1-610-832-9646