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ASTM WK82597

New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Determining Concentration, Count, and Size Distribution of Solid Particles and Free Water in Light and Middle Distillate Fuels by Direct Imaging Analyzer

1. Scope

This test method uses a direct imaging particle analyzer (DIPA) to count and measure the size and shape of dispersed solid particles and water droplets in light and middle distillate fuels in the overall range from 4 µm to 100 µm and in size bands of =4 µm, =6 µm, and =14 µm.


Particulate, Imaging, Free Water


Used by fuel system delivery operators such as USAF to evaluate effectiveness of flushing and cleaning procedures in real time.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D02.14

Committee: D02

Staff Manager: Alyson Fick

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 07-05-2022

Technical Contact: Alan Fougere

Item: 000