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ASTM D4294 - Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF)

 

We perform testing by ASTM D4294 to precisely measure the total sulfur in petroleum products, including crude oil, using X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. This test method covers the determination of total sulfur in petroleum and petroleum products that are single-phase and either liquid at ambient conditions, liquefiable with moderate heat, or soluble in hydrocarbon solvents. These materials can include diesel fuel, jet fuel, kerosene, naphtha, residual oil, lubricating base oil, hydraulic oil, crude oil, unleaded gasoline, gasohol, biodiesel, and similar petroleum products. The quality of many petroleum products is related to the amount of sulfur present. Knowledge of sulfur concentration is necessary for processing purposes. There are also federal, state, and local regulations that restrict the amount of sulfur present in some fuels.

We also perform sulfur analysis by ASTM D129ASTM D2622ASTM D3227ASTM D5623ASTM D5453ASTM D7039IP 61IP 342ISO 3012, and UOP 163. 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: 50 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.