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Gasoline characteristics and requirements

Characteristics

Requirements

Year 2000

TARGET 2005 Spec (under review)

1. Color, Visual

Orange

2. Copper Strip Corrosion for 3 hours at 50oC

Not more than No. 1

3. Density at 15oC, kg/m3

710-770

710-770

4. Distillation:

Initial Boiling Point, oC

Not Limited but reported

Recovery up to 70oC, (E 70)% vol. min.

10 - 45

10 - 45

Recovery up to 100oC, (E 100)% vol. min.

40-70

40-70

Recovery up to 180oC, (E 180)% vol. min.

90

90

Final Boiling Point, oC (FBP)

215

215

Residue, % vol., max.

2

2

5. Octane Number (Regular)

84 (AKI)

RON 89

88 (RON)

MON 79

(Premium)

88 (AKI)

RON 93

93 (RON)

MON 83

6. Potential Gum, g/m3, max.

50

50

7. Existent Gum, g/m3, max.

40

40

8. Sulfur Content, Total % wt., max.

0.1 (0.05 in NCR*)

0.05

9. Lead Contents (as Pb), g/l max.

0.013

Not Detectable

10. Reid Vapour Pressure at 38oC, kPa

35-60

35-60

11. Water Tolerance of Gasoline Alcohol Blends, Temperature for Phase Separation, oC max.

Summer

10

10

Winter

0

0

12. Vapour Lock Index (VLI) (VLI=10RVP+7E70), max.

Summer

750

750

Other Months

950

950

13. Benzene Content, %vol. max.

5.0 (3% in Metros) 1.0 (NCR)

1

14. Oxygen Content, m/m %max.

2.7

2.7

15. Aromatics, %v/v, max.

No Limit

4.5

16. Olefins, % v/v, max.

No Limit

18

* In notified areas

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