IP Standard Test Methods for analysis and testing of petroleum and related products, and British Standard 2000 Parts, 2018

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  • Published: April 2018
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852938621
  • Edition: 76th
  • Status: Current

IP Standard test methods (STM) is an essential part of any quality control regime for petroleum testing laboratories. A necessary tool for the national and international testing of petroleum and petroleum products, the 2018 version of IP Standard Test Methods also enables laboratories to provide evidence of compliance with the most up to date test methods during inspections.

Updates for the 2018 edition include:

2 new full standard test methods

  • 623/18 Determination of manganese and iron content in diesel – Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP OES) method
  • 624/18 Determination of water separation characteristics of aviation turbine fuel by small scale water separation instrument

And 8 test methods with significant technical changes

  • 16/15 Determination of the freezing point of aviation fuels – Manual method
  • 131/17 Gum content of light and middle distillate fuels – Jet evaporation method
  • 157/18 Determination of the oxidation stability of inhibited mineral oils (the TOST test)
  • 408/17 Determination of organic oxygenate compounds and total organically bound oxygen content in unleaded petrol – Method by gas chromatography (O-FID)
  • 441/17 Determination of the pour point of crude petroleum
  • 467/17 Determination of the high temperature stability of middle distillate fuels
  • 596/17 Determination of distillation characteristics of petroleum products – Micro distillation method
  • 617/18 Determination of indicated cetane number (ICN) of fuels using a constant volume combustion chamber – primary reference fuels calibration (PRFC) method
  • PM EV/17 Determination of sulfur content – Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

Revisions to existing test methods are detailed in a summary of changes at the end of each method.

Sold in a 3 volume paperback set and includes a searchable, USB stick. To purchase individual methods, visit the IP Test Methods section of the site.

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