IP Standard Test Methods for analysis and testing of petroleum and related products, and British Standard 2000 Parts, 2017

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  • Method adopted/last revised:
  • Method reapproved: None
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852939444
  • Status: New
  • First printed in STM books: March 2017

IP test methods logoIP 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 2017 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 2017 edition include:

3 new full standard test methods

  • 617/16 Determination of generic cetane number (G-CN) of fuels using a constant volume combustion chamber – primary reference fuels calibration (PRFC) method
  • 618/16 Determination of cold filter blocking tendency
  • 621/17 Determination of low level metallic elements in vacuum gas oil/waxy distillates – Flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) or inductively coupled plasma-emission spectrophotometry (ICP-ES) method

1 new proposed method

  • PM EV/16 Determination of sulfur content – Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

And 9 test methods with significant technical changes

  • 16/15 Determination of the freezing point of aviation fuels – Manual method
  • 323/16 Determination of thermal stability of gas turbine fuels
  • 379/17 Determination of organically bound trace nitrogen – Oxidative combustion and chemiluminescence method
  • 387/17 Determination of filter blocking tendency
  • 406/14 (16) Determination of boiling range distribution by gas chromatography
  • 435/16 Determination of the freezing point of aviation turbine fuels by the automatic phase transition method
  • 528/16 Determination of the freezing point of aviation turbine fuels – Automated fibre optic method
  • 529/16 Determination of the freezing point of aviation fuels – Automatic laser method
  • 601/16 Determination of light hydrocarbons in stabilised crude oils – Gas chromatography method

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

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