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ASTM D02 Committee Test Method Updates and Changes for November 2018.

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Below is a summary of ASTM D2 Committee test method changes approved by ASTM during November 2018. The ASTM D02 committee focuses on quality standards for petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants. Among the changes are the inclusion of ASTM D4294 and ASTM D7220 for the analysis of Sulfur in several test methods and specifications.

SGS provides a wide range of ASTM D2 test methods and capabilities to support our customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.

New ASTM D2 test methods:

  • D8146-18 Evaluating Test Method Capability and Fitness for Use
  • D8227-18 Coefficient of Friction of Synchronizer Lubricated by Mechanical Transmission Fluids (MTF) Using a High-Frequency, Linear-Oscillation (SRV) Test Machine

Revised ASTM D2 test methods:

  • D2421-18 Interconversion of Analysis of C5 and Lighter Hydrocarbons to Gas-Volume, Liquid-Volume, or Mass Basis
  • D4172-18 Wear Preventive Characteristics of Lubricating Fluid (Four-Ball Method)
  • D6227-18 Unleaded Aviation Gasoline Containing a Non-hydrocarbon Component
  • D6557-18 Evaluation of Rust Preventive Characteristics of Automotive Engine Oils
  • D6593-18 Evaluation of Automotive Engine Oils for Inhibition of Deposit Formation in a Spark-Ignition Internal Combustion Engine Fueled with Gasoline and Operated Under Low-Temperature, Light-Duty Conditions
  • D6923-18 Evaluation of Engine Oils in a High Speed, Single-Cylinder Diesel Engine—Caterpillar 1R Test Procedure
  • D7038-18a Evaluation of Moisture Corrosion Resistance of Automotive Gear Lubricants
  • D7318-18 Existent Inorganic Sulfate in Ethanol by Potentiometric Titration
  • D7321-18a Particulate Contamination of Biodiesel B100 Blend Stock Biodiesel Esters and Biodiesel Blends by Laboratory Filtration
  • D7419-18 Total Aromatics and Total Saturates in Lube Basestocks by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with Refractive Index Detection
  • D7484-18 Evaluation of Automotive Engine Oils for Valve-Train Wear Performance in Cummins ISB Medium-Duty Diesel Engine
  • D7501-18a Determination of Fuel Filter Blocking Potential of Biodiesel (B100) Blend Stock by Cold Soak Filtration Test (CSFT)
  • D7547-18a Hydrocarbon Unleaded Aviation Gasoline
  • D7719-18 High Aromatic Content Unleaded Hydrocarbon Aviation Gasoline
  • D7756-18 Residues in Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases by Gas Chromatography with Liquid, On-Column Injection
  • D7960-18 Unleaded Aviation Gasoline Test Fuel Containing Non-hydrocarbon Components
  • D8047-18 Evaluation of Engine Oil Aeration Resistance in a Caterpillar C13 Direct-Injected Turbocharged Automotive Diesel Engine
  • D8111-18a Evaluation of Automotive Engine Oils in the Sequence IIIH, Spark-Ignition Engine
  • D8114-18a Measurement of Effects of Automotive Engine Oils on Fuel Economy of Passenger Cars and Light-Duty Trucks in Sequence VIE Spark Ignition
Re-approved ASTM D2 test methods:
  • D2008-12 Ultraviolet Absorbance and Absorptivity of Petroleum Products
  • D2156-09 Smoke Density in Flue Gases from Burning Distillate Fuels
  • D2422-97 Industrial Fluid Lubricants by Viscosity System
  • D2890-92 Calculation of Liquid Heat Capacity of Petroleum Distillate Fuels
  • D4057-12 Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
  • D483-04 Unsulfonated Residue of Petroleum Plant Spray Oils
  • D5443-14 Paraffin, Naphthene, and Aromatic Hydrocarbon Type Analysis in Petroleum Distillates Through 200 °C by Multi-Dimensional Gas Chromatography
  • D7829-13 Sediment and Water Determination in Crude Oil
  • D7917-14 Inductive Wear Debris Sensors in Gearbox and Drivetrain Applications
  • D87-09 Melting Point of Petroleum Wax (Cooling Curve)
  • D893-14 Insolubles in Used Lubricating Oils
  • D95-13 Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation

Learn more about SGS laboratory testing capabilities for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.

For more information on SGS laboratory testing services for crude oil, petroleum refined products, natural gas, LPG, petrochemicals, and more please contact Erik Holladay at