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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 Mr. Lyall Keary (832) 376-2245 lkeary@americanhydrocarbons.com or Josh Petersen (615) 943-6431 jpetersen@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.