PTP Program

Octane Reformulated Gasoline

2023 Annual Fee:
$1,167.00

Schedule: January, May, September
Sample amount distributed each test cycle: 1 gallon
Register for Multiple Programs

About The Program

ASTM’s Octane Rating and Proficiency Testing Program for Reformulated Gasoline 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 ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide. Octane engine testing, also known as "engine knock test", measures gasoline characteristics related to engine knocking using ASTM International Standards. Octane testing labs will measure oxygenated gasoline samples from refineries, storage facilities, storage tanks and pipelines for octane ratings and many other gasoline fuel quality properties. As an added benefit, this program will use the same fuel as used in our Reformulated Gasoline Proficiency Testing Program, which contains a host of other ASTM test parameters since not all labs have the proper engine knock testing equipment.

Conducted three times annually, this program provides a commercially available sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the Octane analyses using the published ASTM standard practice 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'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. Make sure your lab results are consistent with other laboratories.

Test Materials

One gallon of reformulated gasoline will be used in the program for each cycle.

 

TEST PARAMETERS

D2699

Research Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

D2700

Motor Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel

NOTE: This list of methods is subject to change, especially if new methods are developed.

Distribution Of Samples

Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by Clark Labs in Jefferson Hills, PA. Program registration fees include the cost of shipping the test samples to U.S. participants or, for international participants, to a third-party shipping agent located in the U.S.

IMPORTANT for International 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.

  • Samples 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 Gal

    • Shipping Weight: 10lbs

    • Dimensions: 8x8x11"

    • ECCN: EAR99

    • Harm Code: 2710.12.1514

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 Committee D02

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:

Angelique Fontenot afontenot@astm.org - +1-610-832-9748