IP 415: Determination of particulate content of middle distillate fuels - Laboratory filtration method

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  • Method adopted/last revised:
  • Method reapproved: 2007
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books:

This Standard describes a method for the determination of the particulate content of middle distillate fuels with a closed flash point of 38 °C or higher.
It is not applicable to light distillate fuels (gasolines) or to aviation fuels, or to marine diesel distillates.  This standard is applicable to middle distillate fuels having a particulate content of up to 25 g/m3 or, when expressed on a mass/mass basis, up to 25 mg/kg provided that 1 l samples are used and
the 1 l is filtered completely.

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