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|This test method covers and is intended for use on any petroleum
product.2 A procedure suitable for black specimens,
cylinder stock, and nondistillate fuel oil is described in 8.8. The
cloud point procedure formerly part of this test method now appears
as Test Method D2500.
Currently there is no ASTM test method for automated Test Method
D97 pour point measurements.
Several ASTM test methods offering alternative procedures for
determining pour points using automatic apparatus are available.
None of them share the same designation number as Test Method D97.
When an automatic instrument is used, the ASTM test method
designation number specific to the technique shall be reported with
the results. A procedure for testing the pour point of crude oils
is described in Test Method D5853.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No
other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this
2 Statements defining this test and its significance
when applied to electrical insulating oils of mineral origin will
be found in Guide D117.
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