IP 497: Petroleum products — Determination of sulfur content of automotive fuels — Wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (ISO 20884:2011)

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2012
  • Method reapproved: None
  • REF/ISBN: IP497-2936207
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: January 2012

Scope

This International Standard specifies a wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) test method for the determination of the sulfur content of liquid, homogeneous automotive fuels from 5 mg/kg to 500 mg/kg, which have a maximum oxygen content of 3,7 % (m/m). This product range covers diesel fuels containing up to about 10 % (V/V) fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) and motor gasolines containing up to about 10 % (V/V) ethanol.

NOTE 1 Sulfur contents higher than 500 mg/kg can be determined after sample dilution. However, the precision was not established for diluted samples.

Products with higher oxygen content show significant matrix effects, e.g. FAME used as biodiesel. Nevertheless, FAME may be analysed when the corresponding procedures are followed (see 4.3 and 7.1).

Other products may be analysed with this test method. However, precision data for products other than those mentioned have not been established for this International Standard.

NOTE 2 For the purposes of this International Standard, the terms "% (m/m)" and "% (V/V)" are used to represent the mass fraction and the volume fraction of a material respectively.

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