IP 606: Automotive fuels - Determination of high-boiling components including fatty acid methyl esters in petrol – Gas chromatographic method copy

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  • Published: March 2016
  • REF/ISBN: IP606-2937655
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  • Status: New


This European Standard specifies a determination method of high boiling components in petrol according to EN 228 [1] and ethanol (E85) automotive fuels according to CEN/TS 15293 [2] by capillary gas chromatography using flame ionization detection. This method is applicable to high boiling material, such as fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) or diesel fuel, having a boiling point greater than or equal to 1-methyl- naphthalene.

This European Standard is applicable to materials having a vapour pressure low enough to permit sampling at ambient temperature and covers a boiling range of at least 100 °C. This method pays special attention to fatty acid methyl esters.

In petrol the measurement range for the high boiling fraction is from about 0,7 % (m/m) to about 2,5 % (m/m). For the FAME fraction the range is from about 0,2 % (m/m) to about 2 % (m/m).

In ethanol (E85) automotive fuel the measurement range for the high boiling fraction is from about 0,2 % (m/m) to about 2,2 % (m/m), for the FAME fraction the range is from about 0,05 % (m/m) to about 1,5 % (m/m)

NOTE 1 When calculating the FAME fraction, this method only takes the C18 FAME compounds into account.

NOTE 2 For the purposes of this European Standard, the terms “% (m/m)” and “% (V/V)” are used to represent respectively the mass fraction and the volume fraction.

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