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ASTM F3337-19

ASTM F3337-19

Standard Guide for Taking Property and Behavior Measurements on Weathered Fractions of Oil

2019-03-21 /Active
Significance and Use:

5.1 A standard procedure is necessary to establish property changes for spilled oils or petroleum products at different oil weathering stages.

5.2 This procedure employs standardized equipment, and test procedures.

5.3 This procedure should be performed at the stages of weathering corresponding to the spill conditions of interest.


1.1 This guide summarizes methods to fractionate oil by evaporative weathering and then measure the properties and behavior of the weathered oil. The results of this guide can provide oil behavior data for input into oil spill models and response method selection.

1.2 This guide covers general procedures for oil weathering and behavior and does not cover all possible procedures which may be applicable to this topic.

1.3 The results obtained using this guide are intended to provide baseline data for the behavior of oil and petroleum products when spilled and input to oil spill models.

1.4 The results obtained using this guide can be used directly to predict certain facets of oil spill behavior or as input to oil spill models.

1.5 The accuracy of the guide depends very much on the representative nature of the oil sample used. Certain oils can have different properties depending on their chemical contents at the moment a sample is taken

1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.7 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

oil behavior with weathering; oil properties with weathering; oil weathering;
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