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|This test method covers the atmospheric distillation of
petroleum products using 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 (see Note 1), 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.
NOTE 1—An interlaboratory study was conducted in 2008 involving
11 different laboratories submitting 15 data sets and 15 different
samples of ethanol-fuel blends containing 25 v%, 50 v%, and 75 v%
ethanol. The results indicate that the repeatability limits of
these samples are comparable or within the published repeatability
of the method (with the exception of FBP of 75% ethanol-fuel
blends). On this basis, it can be concluded that Test Method D86 is
applicable to ethanol-fuel blends such as Ed75 and Ed85
(Specification D5798) or other ethanol-fuel blends with greater
than 10 v% ethanol. See ASTM RR:D02-1694 for supporting
The test method is designed for the analysis of distillate
fuels; it is not applicable to products containing appreciable
quantities of residual material.
This test method covers both manual and automated
Unless otherwise noted, the values stated in SI units are to be
regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are
provided for information only.
WARNING—Mercury has been designated by many
regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central
nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may
be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should
be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See
the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for
details and EPA's website—http://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htm—for
additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury
and/or mercury containing products into your state or country may
be prohibited by law.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety
concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility
of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and
health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory
limitations prior to use.
2 Supporting data have been filed at ASTM
International Headquarters and may be obtained by requesting
Research Report RR:D02-1694.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this
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