Proposed ASTM standard seeks to help determine biodiesel content in diesel fuel

March 12, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, a proposed ASTM International standard aims to offer a new way to determine biodiesel content in diesel fuel oil. The standard (WK55232) is being developed by the organization’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants (D02). It focuses on the use of portable, rapid, mid-infrared analyzers. Once the standard has been approved, the committee will seek participants for an interlaboratory study.

“The proposed standard could support the use of a handheld, battery-powered device in what is typically a laboratory-based analyzer marketplace,” said Ian Mylrea, research and development manager at Stanhope-Seta. “This means that measurements on biodiesel content can be done close to point-of-use quickly and easily.”

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