IP PM EA: Determination of the filter blocking tendency of fatty acid methyl esters - Cold soak and filtration method

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  • Method adopted/last revised:
  • Method reapproved: None
  • REF/ISBN: IPPMEA2936900
  • Status: New
  • First printed in STM books: November 2013


This standard specifies a procedure for the thermal treatment and cold soak, of fatty methyl esters (FAME), used as a blend component for diesel fuel and diesel fuels containing up to 30 % (V/V) of FAME, prior to determining their filter blocking tendency (FBT) in accordance with IP 387 procedure B.  The FBT of FAME is detrmined on a 10 % blend in low aromatic kerosene.

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