Standard Test Method for
Pumpability of Industrial Fuel Oils1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3245; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1. Scope *
1.1 This test method is intended for use on petroleum fuel
oils, such as those covered in Specification D 396 Grade No
4(Light), 4, 5(Light), 5, and 6, or similar fuels.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as
standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 396 Specification for Fuel Oils2
D 445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent
and Opaque Liquids (and the Calculation of Dynamic
E 1 Specification for ASTM Thermometers3
3.1.1 handling point—an indication of the minimum temperature to which an oil should be heated in any part of the
suction or delivery line of an oil-handling installation when the
installation is operating. If the storage tank does not contain an
outflow heater, this temperature is necessarily the minimum oil
3.1.2 It is defined as that temperature at which the oil has an
apparent viscosity of 0.6 Pa·s (6 P), at a rate of shear of 9.7 s−1,
when cooled and tested under prescribed conditions.
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