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ASTM D86 - Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

 

We perform testing by ASTM D86 to find the atmospheric distillation of petroleum products using an instrument to determine the boiling range characteristics. ASTM D86 uses a laboratory batch distillation unit to determine quantitatively the boiling range characteristics of such products as light and middle distillates, automotive spark-ignition engine fuels with or without oxygenates, aviation gasolines, aviation turbine fuels, diesel fuels, biodiesel blends up to 20 %, marine fuels, special petroleum spirits, naphthas, white spirits, kerosines, and Grades 1 and 2 burner fuels.

The distillation characteristics are critically important for both automotive and aviation gasolines, affecting starting, warm-up, and tendency to vapor lock at high operating temperature or at high altitude, or both. The presence of high boiling point components in these and other fuels can significantly affect the degree of formation of solid combustion deposits.

We also perform distillation testing by ASTM D1078ASTM D1160DIN 51751, and ISO 3405. These different test methods use different instruments or procedures or are used for certain sample types. Click on the test method number to learn more about each test.

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Sample quantity required: 200 ml

For additional information on this test method or to purchase a copy of the method, please click HERE to open a new window and visit the ASTM website.