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ASTM D473 - Sediment in Crude Oils and Fuel Oils by the Extraction Method


We perform oil quality testing by ASTM D473 to measure the sediment in crude oils and fuel oils by extraction with toluene. Knowing the sediment content of crude oils and fuel oils is important to refiners and purchasers.

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ASTM D473 corresponds to ISO 3735 and IP 53.

Alcor Petrolab also performs sediment testing by ASTM D2273, ASTM D2709ASTM D4176, and ASTM D1796. 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.

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.