Kerosene.

Sl. No. Characteristics Unit Method No. Requirement
   Grade A
1 Appearance Visual Clear and bright. Free from undissolved water, foreign matter and other visible impurities
2 Acidity, Inorganic mg KOH/gm ISO 6618/

ASTM 974/

IP 139

Nil
3 Burning quality

a)     Char value

b)     Bloom on glass

Chimney

 

mg/kg of oil consumed  Max

IS 1448 [P: 5]/

IP 10

 

20

Not darker than Grey

4 Colour a)Saybolt(in case of undyed kerosene) Min

 

b)Visual(in case of dyed kerosene)

 

IS 1448 [P:14]/

ASTM D156

 

 

Visual/Annex A

10

 

 

 

Blue

5 Copper strip corrosion for 3 h at 50°C IS 1448 [P:15]/  ASTM D130/

IP 154

Not worse than No. 1
6 Density at  15°C Kg/m3 IS 1448[P:16]/

ISO 12185/

ASTM D1298/

D4052

Not limited, but to be reported
7 Distillation

a) Percent recovered below 200 °C

b) Final boiling point

 

% v/v Min

 

°C      Max

IS 1448 [P: 18] /ASTM D86/

ISO 3405

 

 

20

 

300

8 Flash point, Abel °C   Min IS 1448 [P: 20] /ISO 13736/

IP 170

35
9 Smoke point mm, Min IS 1448 [P:31 ] /ISO 3014/ ASTM D1322/ IP 598 18
10 Total Sulphur % m/m by Max IS 1448 [P: 34] /ISO 8754/ ASTM D4294 / D2622/D5453 0.10