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

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2007
  • Method reapproved: None
  • REF/ISBN: IP415-2935231
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: January 2007


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 25g/m3 or, when expressed on a mass/mass basis, up to 25mg/kg.

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