ASTM Publishes New Revision of ASTM D-613 Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oilwpadmin
ASTM Publishes New Revision of ASTM D-613
Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil
ASTM has recently released a new revision to Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil, D613-17b, which incorporates changes that affects use of current diesel products by engine users.
Cetane Number ARV ranges are now specified (versus recommended) for High and Low Check fuels as well as Secondary Reference Fuels. In addition, maximum levels of Hydroperoxide number, mg/kg as O, have also been specified for High and Low Check fuels as well as Secondary Reference Fuels. The changes are summarized in the following table:
SPECIFICATIONS FOR SECONDARY REFERENCE FUELS AND CHECK FUELS
|Secondary Reference Fuels||Check Fuels|
|Cetane Number ARV, Minimum||73||19||38.||50.||ASTM D613|
|Cetane Number ARV, Maximum||76||22||42.||55.||ASTM D613|
|Hydroperoxide number, mg/kg as O, Maximum||5.0||5.0||5.0||5.0||ASTM D3703|
Going forward users of High and Low Check fuels as well as Secondary Reference Fuels should make sure their fuels meet this new ASTM standard. Customers of American Hydrocarbons™ using fuel in their inventory can use these fuels with confidence as American Hydrocarbons™ has evaluated its current supply (and product delivered to our customers) and determined that all its High and Low Check fuels as well as Secondary Reference Fuels meet this new requirement and have revised Certificates of Analysis (CoAs) to reflect this change. Should any of our customers require a revised CoA for its files, please contact Mr. Lyall Keary (832) 376-2245 firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Petersen (615) 943-6431 email@example.com.