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ASTM D2274 - Oxidation Stability of Distillate Fuel Oil (Accelerated Method)


We perform diesel fuel testing by ASTM D2274 to measure the inherent stability of diesel fuel under accelerated oxidation conditions. The test is performed by placing a measured quantity of fuel in a test tube and bubbling oxygen through the liquid while heating the liquid to 95°C for 16 hours.  Following the exposure, the liquid is filtered and the level of insoluble material is measured. This test simulates storage of diesel fuel for one year. A result of less than 1.5 mg/100 ml is generally considered acceptable.

We also perform oxidation stability testing by ASTM D2112ASTM D2272ASTM D2440ASTM D525ASTM D7462ASTM D873ASTM D942ASTM D943DIN 51587EN 15751IP 142IP 388IP 40ISO 12205ISO 4623, and ISO 7536. 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: 1 liter (1000 ml)

ASTM D2274 corresponds to ISO 12205 and IP 388.

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.