Vapour Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)
ASTM D323 - IP 69 - ISO 3007 - Vapour Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)
This test method covers procedures for the determination of vapour pressure of gasoline, volatile crude oil, and other volatile petroleum products. Procedure A is applicable to gasoline and other petroleum products with a vapour pressure of less than 180 kPa (26 psi). Procedure B may also be applicable to these other materials, but only gasoline was included in the interlaboratory test program to determine the precision of this test method. Neither procedure is applicable to liquefied petroleum gases or fuels containing oxygenated compounds other than methyl-butyl ether (MTBE). Procedure C is for materials with a vapour pressure of greater than 180 kPa (26 psi) and procedure D for aviation gasoline with a vapour pressure of approximately 50 kPa (7 psi).