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Standard Practice for Mixing and Handling of Liquid Samples of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

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Standard Practice for Mixing and Handling of Liquid Samples of Petroleum and Petroleum Products


1.1 This practice covers the handling, mixing, and conditioning procedures that are required to ensure that a representative sample of the liquid petroleum or petroleum product is delivered from the primary sample container/receiver into the analytical test apparatus or into intermediate containers.

1.2 covers acceptance test criteria for power mixer and sample container combinations, while and detail acceptance tests for mixing systems. is a guide for selecting sample containers.

1.3 For sampling procedures, refer to Practices D 4057 (API MPMS Chapter 8.1) and D 4177 (API MPMS Chapter 8.2). Practice D 5842 (API MPMS Chapter 8.4) covers sampling and handling of light fuels for volatility measurement.

1.4 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

Representative samples of petroleum and petroleum products are required for the determination of chemical and physical properties used to establish standard volumes, prices, and compliance with commercial and regulatory specifications. The treatment of samples from the time of collection until they are analyzed requires care and effort to maintain their compositional integrity.


crude petroleum sampling; liquid petroleum sampling; sample containers; sample handling; sample mixing; sample preparation; sampling validation; ICS Number Code 19.020 (Test conditions and procedures in general); 75.080 (Petroleum products in general)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

05.02 (Petroleum Products and Lubricants (II): D3711 - D6122)

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19.020 (Test conditions and procedures in general)

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1996 R05 EDITION



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Oct. 1, 2005

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19 pages

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