EN 12662-1:2024

Liquid petroleum products - Determination of total contamination - Part 1: Middle distillates and diesel fuels EN 12662-1:2024

Publication date:   Jan 12, 2023

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60.60 Standard published   Jun 5, 2024


CEN/TC 19 Gaseous and liquid fuels, lubricants and related products of petroleum, synthetic and biological origin.

European Norm

75.160.20   Liquid fuels | 75.160.40   Biofuels



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This document specifies a method for the determination of the content of undissolved substances, referred to as total contamination, in middle distillates, in diesel fuels containing up to 30 % (V/V) fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). The working range is from 12 mg/kg to 26 mg/kg and it was established in an interlaboratory study by applying EN ISO 4259-1 [4].
This document in general is applicable to products having a kinematic viscosity not exceeding 8 mm2/s at 20 °C, or 5 mm2/s at 40 °C.
This test method can be used for paraffinic diesel fuels as specified in EN 15940, for diesel fuels containing more than 30 % (V/V) FAME and for petroleum products having a kinematic viscosity exceeding 8 mm2/s at 20 °C, or 5 mm2/s at 40 °C, however in such cases the precision of the test method has not been determined.
NOTE For the purposes of this document, the term “% (V/V)” is used to represent the volume fraction, φ, of a material.
WARNING - The use of this document can 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 document to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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EN 12662:2014


EN 12662-1:2024
60.60 Standard published
Jun 5, 2024