This document describes a method for the determination of the boiling range distribution of petroleum products by capillary gas chromatography using flame ionization detection. The standard is applicable to crude oils. The boiling range distribution and recovery to C100 or C120 can be determined.
Two procedures are described: single and dual analysis mode. The basis of each is the calculation procedure as described in Annex A.
Procedure A (or Single analysis mode) determines the boiling range through C100 or C120 in a single analysis.
Procedure B (or Dual analysis mode) combines procedure A with the boiling point distribution from C1 up to C9 using the Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis (DHA) according EN 15199-4. The results of both analyses are merged into one boiling point distribution.
NOTE 1 There is no specific precision statement for the combined results obtained by procedure B. For the precision of the boiling range distribution according to procedure B the precision statements of procedure A and EN 15199-4 apply. No precision has been determined for the results after merging.
NOTE 2 For the purpose of this document, the terms "% (m/m)" and "% (V/V)" are used to represent the mass fraction, μ, and the volume fraction, φ, of a material respectively.
WARNING - Use of this document may involve hazardous materials, operations and equipment. This document does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.