: This is a new test method to provide a rapid, portable means to rate the filter blocking potential of a B100 biodiesel blend stock. This test method may be a suitable alternative for test method D7501 Determination of Fuel Filter Blocking Potential of Biodiesel (B100) Blendstock by Cold Soak Filtration Test. Please see the Correlation Graph at Appendix X3 . and Comparison Table at Appendix X4. This new test takes approximately 10 minutes and exhibits good precision based on the Ruggedness Study data included in Appendix X2. This test method will be helpful to biodiesel producers, blenders, and fuel testing laboratories.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.