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ASTM publishes new edition of test methods manual.

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October 25, 2007 - ASTM announces the release of Manual 44, Guide to ASTM Test Methods for the Analysis of Petroleum Products and Lubricants, Second Edition. Brief descriptions of 576 tests include principles involved, test summary, advantages, limitations, and test precision data. Test methods covered involve a variety of analytical techniques to identify and/or quantify over 220 chemical and physical properties of various petroleum products and lubricants.

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ASTM Publishes New Edition of Petroleum Products and Lubricants Manual

Press release date: October 23, 2007

The essential elements of all standard analytical tests used to characterize petroleum products and lubricants are now available in one unique volume with the publication of Manual 44, Guide to ASTM Test Methods for the Analysis of Petroleum Products and Lubricants, Second Edition. Brief descriptions of 576 tests include principles involved, test summary, advantages, limitations and test precision data. Equivalent tests from IP, ISO, JIS, DIN and AFNOR are also referenced where available. The test methods covered involve a variety of analytical techniques to identify and/or quantify over 220 chemical and physical properties of crude oils, gasoline, reformulated gasoline, lubricating oils, additives, transmission fluids, lubricating greases, gear oils, aviation fuels, diesel and heating fuels, petroleum waxes, marine fuels and other specialty petroleum products. The author of Manual 44 is R.A. Kishore Nadkarni, Millennium Analytics Inc. Copies of Manual 44, Guide to ASTM Test Methods for the Analysis of Petroleum Products and Lubricants, Second Edition (300 Pages, soft cover, 8.5" x 11"; ISBN: 978-0-8031-4274-9; stock #MNL44-2ND) are available for $177 from ASTM Customer Service (phone: 610/832-9585; fax: 610/832-9555; service@astm.org) or online at www.astm.org.

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