|Standards||ASTM D 2887|
Distillation is a widespread separation methodology in the petrochemical industry, with boiling ranges and fractioning giving insight into the quality of fuels. Simulated distillation is a means of gaining this insight through a more streamlined methodology, namely gas chromatography utilising either FID or MS detection.
A portion of the sample is injected into the GC instrument, with the instrument separating out the hydrocarbon mixture into it’s constituent compounds. These can then essentially be grouped into effective boiling ranges to give emulated distillation data.
The technique separates the hydrocarbons in terms of their volatility.
As such, the results present this distribution in % bandings.
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