*ASTM D 7261-13
Standard Test Method for
Determining Water Separation Characteristics of Diesel Fuels by Portable Separometer
NOTE- This method requires the use of the Dcell Coalescer cell in order to meet the reproducibility and repeatability referenced in the Standard.
This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense.
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1.1 This test method covers a rapid portable means for field and laboratory use to rate the ability of diesel fuels (both neat and those containing additives) to release entrained or emulsified water when passed through fiberglass coalescing material.
1.2 This test method is applicable to diesel fuels such as D975 Grade No. 1 and Grade No. 2 of all sulfur levels, and MIL-F-16884, naval distillate fuel (NATO F-76).
NOTE 1—This test method is similar to Test Method D3948 which is applicable to aviation turbine fuels.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 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.
*Extracted, with permission, from D 7261-13 Standard Test Method for Determining Water Separation Characteristics of Diesel Fuels by Portable Separometer . Copyright ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Dr, West Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. A copy of the complete standard may be purchased from ASTM International at www.astm.org.
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