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American Hydrocarbons™ Introduces Diesel Primary Reference Cetane Fuels (PRF) Pentamethylheptane (PMH) and n-Cetane

American Hydrocarbons™ is pleased to announce the addition of two new PRIMARY Reference Fuels for diesel cetane number determination to our family of Primary Reference Fuel products; American Hydrocarbons™ HF-3019: PRF Pentamethylheptane (PMH) and American Hydrocarbons™ HF-3018: PRF n-Cetane.  PMH is a new PRIMARY fuel to the reference fuel market given its recent addition to the ASTM D-613 specification Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil.

The addition of PMH as a primary cetane fuel represents a major innovation for this market segment.  Historically PRIMARY fuels were cost prohibitive and were not readily available forcing users had to utilize Secondary Reference Fuels (SRF) T & U for cetane number determination. Now customers measuring cetane can finally use PRIMARY fuels due to the following benefits;

  • American Hydrocarbons™ Primary Reference Fuels are priced competitively with the market’s Secondary Reference Fuels
  • There is no additional training cost or cost needed for a new test method or lab process therefore users will have a seamless transition to PMH and n-Cetane.
  • Use of PMH and n-Cetane eliminates wasted dollars spent for unused T or U material due to inventory misbalance resulting from a T & U batch change
  • Use of PMH and n-Cetane eliminates potential analytical measurement errors in using incorrectly matched T & U pairs
  • The single molecule nature and inherent stability of PMH and n-Cetane nearly eliminates the potential of cetane number ARV drift due to hydroperoxide formation
  • The use of PMH and n-Cetane eliminates time and cost for participating NEG members having to evaluate T & U for ARV because it eliminates the need to test batches of T & U fuels for cetane number ARV due to batch variability

 

  • Use of PMH and n-Cetane eliminates changing T & U blend charts with each new T & U batch
  • Users of PMH and n-Cetane will benefit from a reduction in test variability and the uncertainty added in the qualification process of T & U fuels

The growing reference fuel family of products from American Hydrocarbons™ now includes Primary Reference Fuel (PRF) grades Toluene, iso-octane, n-heptane, Octane Blend Nos. 80, 84, 88, 90, 92, 96, Toluene Standardization Fuels (TSF) 85.2, 89.3, 93.4, 96.9 and 99.8 all meeting the requirements outlined in the ASTM D2699 and D2700 test standards. Also included are Diesel Primary Reference Fuels n-Cetane and PMH, Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel (SRF) – T, Diesel SRF – U, Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – High, and Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – Low, all meeting the requirements set out in the ASTM D613 method.

 

The product is packaged in 55-gallon drums and available for immediate shipment.  There is also a higher purity version of both PRF Pentamethylheptane (PMH) and PRF n-Cetane; American Hydrocarbons™ part numbers 3025 and 3026 available in 5 gallon pails and 1 gallon cans.

 

For more information, please contact Don Phillips, Reference Fuels at (313)590-1835 (Dphillips@americanhydrocarbons.com) or your American Hydrocarbons™ customer service representative at (800) 969-2542.

 

AMERICAN HYDROCARBONS™ INTRODUCES PRIMARY REFERENCE FUEL OCTANE BLEND NO. 90 – HF3020

 

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Houston

11/30/2017

 

AMERICAN HYDROCARBONS™ INTRODUCES PRIMARY REFERENCE FUEL OCTANE BLEND NO. 90 – HF3020

 

American Hydrocarbons™ is proud to announce the addition of Primary Reference Fuel Octane Blend No. 90 to its growing family of Primary Reference Fuel products. The American Hydrocarbons™ designation of this product is HF3020. The growing reference fuel family of products from American Hydrocarbons™ now includes Primary Reference Fuel (PRF) grade Toluene, PRF grade iso-octane, PRF grade n-heptane, PRF Octane Blend No. 80, Toluene Standardization Fuels (TSF) 85.2, 89.3, 93.4, 96.9 and 99.8 all meeting the requirements outlined in ASTM D2699 and D2700 standards and Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel (SRF) – T, Diesel SRF – U, Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – High, and Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – Low all meeting the requirements set out in the ASTM D613 method.

 

The new PRF Octane Blend No. 90 is certified by American Hydrocarbons™ to contain, by volume, 90% iso-octane and 10% n-heptane using the ASTM D2268 MOD method.

The product is packaged in 55 gallon drums as well as 5 gallon pails and available for immediate shipment.

 

For more information, please contact Don Phillips, Reference Fuels at (313)590-1835 (Dphillips@americanhydrocarbons.com) or your American Hydrocarbons™ customer service representative at (800) 969-2542.

 

 

AMERICAN HYDROCARBONS™ INTRODUCES PRIMARY REFERENCE FUEL OCTANE BLEND NO. 84 – HF3021

 

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Houston

11/30/2017

 

AMERICAN HYDROCARBONS™ INTRODUCES PRIMARY REFERENCE FUEL OCTANE BLEND NO. 84 – HF3021

 

American Hydrocarbons™ is proud to announce the addition of Primary Reference Fuel Octane Blend No. 84 to its growing family of Primary Reference Fuel products. The American Hydrocarbons™ designation of this product is HF3020. The growing reference fuel family of products from American Hydrocarbons™ now includes Primary Reference Fuel (PRF) grade Toluene, PRF grade iso-octane, PRF grade n-heptane, PRF Octane Blend No. 80, Toluene Standardization Fuels (TSF) 85.2, 89.3, 93.4, 96.9 and 99.8 all meeting the requirements outlined in ASTM D2699 and D2700 standards and Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel (SRF) – T, Diesel SRF – U, Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – High, and Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – Low all meeting the requirements set out in the ASTM D613 method.

 

The new PRF Octane Blend No. 84 is certified by American Hydrocarbons™ to contain, by volume, 84% iso-octane and 16% n-heptane using the ASTM D2268 MOD method.

The product is packaged in 55 gallon drums as well as 5 gallon pails and available for immediate shipment.

 

For more information, please contact Don Phillips, Reference Fuels at (313)590-1835 (Dphillips@americanhydrocarbons.com) or your American Hydrocarbons™ customer service representative at (800) 969-2542.

 

ASTM Publishes New Revision of ASTM D-613 Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil

7/24/2017

Houston, TX

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
Property T-Fuel U-Fuel Low High Test Method
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 Don Phillips (313)590-1835 Dphillips@americanhydrocarbons.com.

 

 

 

AMERICAN HYDROCARBONS™

AMERICAN HYDROCARBONS™ INTRODUCES NEW BATCH OF DIESEL SECONDARY REFERENCE FUELS; Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel T-29 & Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel U-29

By AmeHy6

June 13, 2016

Houston

American Hydrocarbons™ is pleased to announce the availability a new batch of Diesel Secondary Reference Fuels; T-27 (American Hydrocarbons™ product designation HF-3007) and U-29 (American Hydrocarbons™ product designation HF-3008). The products are in inventory and available for immediate shipment.

Starting with these batches of fuels, ASTM has aligned the T and U number designation which is now the same for both products to reduce any confusion.

The consensus of the ASTM subcommittee D02.01 advisory is that these fuels are fit for use.

The approval of these products is the culmination of a lengthy, precise process assuring users that the products will perform as intended for cetane determination.

The products join a growing family of Reference Fuels from Haltermann including:

55 Gal Drums 5 Gal Pails
Toluene (HF3000) Toluene (HF3000)
Iso-octane (HF3001) Iso-octane (HF3001)
n-Heptane (HF3002) n-Heptane (HF3002)
80 Octane Blend (HF3004) 80 Octane Blend (HF3004)
Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – Low (HF3005) Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – Low (HF3005)
Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – High (HF3006) Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – High (HF3006)
Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel T (HF3007) Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel T (HF3007)
Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel U (HF3008) Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel U (HF3008)
Toluene Standard Fuel 89.3 (HF3009) Toluene Standard Fuel 89.3 (HF3009)
Toluene Standard Fuel 93.4 (HF3010) Toluene Standard Fuel 93.4 (HF3010)
Toluene Standard Fuel 96.9 (HF3011) Toluene Standard Fuel 96.9 (HF3011)
Toluene Standard Fuel 99.8 (HF3012) Toluene Standard Fuel 99.8 (HF3012)
Toluene Standard Fuel 85.2 (HF3013) Toluene Standard Fuel 85.2 (HF3013)
PRF Iso-octane + 6ml TEL (HF3014) PRF Iso-octane + 6ml TEL (HF3014)
E10 Regular Tier 3 Octane Check Fuel (HF3016)

Watch for additional announcements in the near future regarding the addition of more fuels to the American Hydrocarbons™ family of high quality Reference Fuels.

For pricing, availability, or any other information you might require for these or any of American Hydrocarbons™ Reference Fuels, contact the American Hydrocarbons™ Customer Service team at 1- (800) 969-2542 or Josh Petersen, Manager National Accounts –Reference Fuels at 1- (615) 943-6431.