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ASTM Publishes New Revision of ASTM D-613 Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil

7/24/2017

Houston, TX

ASTM Publishes New Revision of ASTM D-613

Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil

 

ASTM has recently released a new revision to Standard Test Method for Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Oil, D613-17b, which incorporates changes that affects use of current diesel products by engine users.

Cetane Number ARV ranges are now specified (versus recommended) for High and Low Check fuels as well as Secondary Reference Fuels. In addition, maximum levels of Hydroperoxide number, mg/kg as O, have also been specified for High and Low Check fuels as well as Secondary Reference Fuels. The changes are summarized in the following table:

SPECIFICATIONS FOR SECONDARY REFERENCE FUELS AND CHECK FUELS

Secondary Reference Fuels Check Fuels
Property T-Fuel U-Fuel Low High Test Method
Cetane Number ARV, Minimum 73 19 38. 50. ASTM D613
Cetane Number ARV, Maximum 76 22 42. 55. ASTM D613
Hydroperoxide number, mg/kg as O, Maximum 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 ASTM D3703

 

Going forward users of High and Low Check fuels as well as Secondary Reference Fuels should make sure their fuels meet this new ASTM standard. Customers of Haltermann Solutions™ using fuel in their inventory can use these fuels with confidence as Haltermann Solutions™ has evaluated its current supply (and product delivered to our customers) and determined that all its High and Low Check fuels as well as Secondary Reference Fuels meet this new requirement and have revised Certificates of Analysis (CoAs) to reflect this change.  Should any of our customers require a revised CoA for its files, please contact Mr. Lyall Keary (832) 376-2245 lkeary@jhaltermann.com or Josh Petersen (615) 943-6431 jpetersen@jhaltermann.com.

 

 

 

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Haltermann Solutions™ New Industry Deposit Forming Fuels Now Available

Newsletter

 

May 31, 2017

Houston, TX

 

Haltermann Solutions™ New Industry Deposit Forming Fuels Now Available

 

Haltermann Solutions™ is pleased to announce the availability of three new industry deposit-forming gasolines.  Each of these fuels has been meticulously engineered to accomplish a particular deposit forming characteristic.  These industry fuels have been produced in larger batch sizes to lessen batch-to-batch variability.  Engine testing of these fuels is currently underway.

 

Industry Deposit 65th % Surrogate Fuel – Product Code HF2061

Industry Deposit 65th % Surrogate Fuel is a high sulfur, E0 Gasoline meeting 65th Percentile Fuel specifications. The product development code for this fuel was TR2376.

The fuel has been developed with a goal and anticipation that it will produce between 300 mg and 500 mg of IVD when run in an ASTM D5500 BMW test.  Bulk quantities of this fuel are currently in inventory.

 

Industry Direct Injector Fouling Fuel – Product Code HF2074

Industry Direct Injector Fouling Fuel is a high sulfur, E0 Gasoline that is made to Haltermann Solutions™ specifications.  The product development code for this fuel was TR2377.

The fuel has been developed with a goal and anticipation that it will produce > 20% LTFT in the SIDI LHU Injector Plugging Dyno Test.   Bulk quantities of this fuel is currently are inventory.

 

Industry Top Tier PFI Deposit Forming Fuel – Product Code HF2075

Industry Top Tier PFI Deposit Forming Fuel is an E10 Gasoline as specified by the Top Tier Consortium.  The product development code for this fuel was TR2375.

The fuel has been developed with a goal and anticipation that it will produce > 500 mg of deposits per valve when run in an ASTM D6201 Ford 2.3 liter test.  Based on inquiries, an initial bulk batch of this fuel was produced.  Due to demand, an additional bulk batch will be produced in the near future.

 

Certificates of Analysis are available for each of the three fuels upon request.

 

For further information regarding any of these fuels, contact Dr. Indresh Mathur, Office: 832-376-2221, Email: imathur@jhaltermann.com, Mr. Mike Wendling, Office: 832-376-2212 Email: mdwendling@jhaltermann.com, or Elisha Petersen, Office: 313-806-9172, Email: epetersen@jhaltermann.com.

 

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HALTERMANN SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES NEW BATCH OF DIESEL SECONDARY REFERENCE FUELS; Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel T-29 & Diesel

Fri, Dec 2nd 2016, 09:36 by Wayne Petersen

Haltermann Solutions is pleased to announce the availability a new batch of Diesel Secondary Reference Fuels; T-29 (Haltermann Solutions product designation HF-3007) and U-29 (Haltermann product designation HF-3008). The products are in inventory and available for immediate shipment.

Haltermann Solutions has nearly depleted its inventory of the Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel pair; T-27 and U-20. Effective immediately, all new orders for T & U fuel will be fulfilled with the newly approved fuels; T-29 and U-29.

Starting with these batches of fuels, ASTM has aligned the T and U number designation which is now the same for both products to reduce any confusion.

There are small quantities (5 gallon pails) of T-27 and U-20 available on a first come-first serve basis for customers having a remaining volume imbalance of these fuels.

The consensus of the ASTM subcommittee D02.01 advisory is that the new T-29 and U-29 fuel pair are fit for use.

The approval of these products is the culmination of a lengthy, precise process assuring users that the products will perform as intended for cetane determination.

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Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel T-29 & Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel U-29

Wed, Jun 15th 2016, 10:53 by Wayne Petersen

Haltermann Solutions™ is pleased to announce the availability a new batch of Diesel Secondary Reference Fuels; T-29 (Haltermann Solutions™ product designation HF-3007) and U-29 (Haltermann product designation HF-3008). The products are in inventory and available for immediate shipment.

Starting with these batches of fuels, ASTM has aligned the T and U number designation which is now the same for both products to reduce any confusion.

The consensus of the ASTM subcommittee D02.01 advisory is that these fuels are fit for use.

The approval of these products is the culmination of a lengthy, precise process assuring users that the products will perform as intended for cetane determination.

The products join a growing family of Reference Fuels from Haltermann including:

55 Gal Drums 5 Gal Pails
Toluene (HF3000) Toluene (HF3000)
Iso-octane (HF3001) Iso-octane (HF3001)
n-Heptane (HF3002) n-Heptane (HF3002)
80 Octane Blend (HF3004) 80 Octane Blend (HF3004)
Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – Low (HF3005) Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – Low (HF3005)
Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – High (HF3006) Diesel Cetane Check Fuel – High (HF3006)
Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel T (HF3007) Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel T (HF3007)
Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel U (HF3008) Diesel Secondary Reference Fuel U (HF3008)
Toluene Standard Fuel 89.3 (HF3009) Toluene Standard Fuel 89.3 (HF3009)
Toluene Standard Fuel 93.4 (HF3010) Toluene Standard Fuel 93.4 (HF3010)
Toluene Standard Fuel 96.9 (HF3011) Toluene Standard Fuel 96.9 (HF3011)
Toluene Standard Fuel 99.8 (HF3012) Toluene Standard Fuel 99.8 (HF3012)
Toluene Standard Fuel 85.2 (HF3013) Toluene Standard Fuel 85.2 (HF3013)
PRF Iso-octane + 6ml TEL (HF3014) PRF Iso-octane + 6ml TEL (HF3014)
E10 Regular Tier 3 Octane Check Fuel (HF3016)  

Watch for additional announcements in the near future regarding the addition of more fuels to the Haltermann Solutions? family of high quality Reference Fuels.

For pricing, availability, or any other information you might require for these or any of Haltermann Solutions™ Reference Fuels, contact the Haltermann Solutions™ Customer Service team at 1- (800) 969-2542 or Josh Petersen, Manager National Accounts ?Reference Fuels at 1- (615) 943-6431.

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HALTERMANN SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES NEW OCTANE CHECK FUEL

Mon, Apr 4th 2016, 10:39 by Josh Petersen

Haltermann Solutions™ is pleased to announce the introduction of a new product; E-10 Regular Tier 3 Octane Check Fuel, to complement its family of Reference Fuels. Its Haltermann Solutions? designation is HF3016.

The product was born out of discussions with many of our customers who wanted Haltermann Solutions? to develop octane check fuels. This fuel, E-10 Regular Tier 3 Octane Check Fuel, was developed to meet the recommendations found in section 13 (Checking Engine Performance) in the latest ASTM revision to methods D2699-15a and D2700-16, CFR Octane Engines.

E-10 Regular Tier 3 Octane Check Fuel has the following ARVs (Accepted Reference Values):

Research Octane Number ARV: 91.92
Motor Octane Number ARV: 83.94

The ARV data presented above is from ASTM Subcommittee D02.01 (Report No. R-1249) and is based on round-robin certification tests performed on this Octane Check Fuel candidate by the National Exchange Group.

In addition to ARVs for RON and MON, statistical data was generated on several other parameters including Distillation, RVP, Gravity, Sulfur, Oxygenates, and Hydrocarbon type. Customers may find the additional data useful for other needs.

E-10 Regular Tier 3 Octane Check Fuel is the first of three Octane Check Fuel products to be introduced by Haltermann Solutions?. The other two octane check fuels, RBOB Regular and RBOB Premium are being developed. These ethanol-free octane check fuels are expected to be introduced by the end of the 2nd Quarter, 2016 after determination of their ARVs.

The new E-10 Regular Tier 3 Octane Check Fuel (HF3016) is in inventory and available for immediate shipment.

If you have additional technical questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Indresh Mathur, Director of R&D for Haltermann Solutions, at 832-376-2221.

For pricing and lead-times, please contact Lyall Keary, Haltermann Solutions. Reference Fuels at 832-376-2245, Josh Petersen, Manager, National Accounts at 615-943-6431 or any other of the Haltermann Solutions. Customer Service personnel at 800-969-2542.

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A Message to our Aerospace Customers

Fri, Oct 31st 2014, 18:39 by Wayne Petersen

HALTERMANN has been in the aerospace business for over 20 years now as North America’s exclusive supplier of liquid Rocket Propellant to the DLA and private space companies all over the United States.

We take great pride in the small part that we play in the aerospace community by providing and developing propellants that fuel our customers’ ever evolving rocket needs.

This has been a hard week for all of us who believe in the work that is being done to make space flight more routine, safe, cost effective and meaningful for the next generation.

We stand with our friends at Virgin Galactic today and are broken-hearted for the loss of their pilot and the destruction of their beautiful SpaceShipTwo vehicle.

We are praying for the surviving pilot and for all of those whose lives have been affected by today’s horrible events.

We also wish to extend our thoughts and well wishes to Orbital Sciences Corporation with the the loss of their Antares rocket earlier this week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility which was headed to the International Space Station on a re-supply mission.

All of us at HALTERMANN are constantly in awe of the courage and commitment it takes to test new vehicles, and rocket engines that are developed and designed for the sole purpose of pushing the boundaries of space.

Whether for necessity, exploration or tourism, our company fully supports our aerospace customers and proudly stands at their side, providing fuels to help them accomplish their goals.

Space flight is not for the faint of heart; it will never be routine or easy, but it is incredibly important to this country and all who come after us.

“The rocket will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.  It will open to him the gates of heaven.” – Wernher von Braun

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Haltermann Solutions Announces the Availability of EPA Tier 3 EEE – Emission Certification Fuel, General Testing -Regular

Thu, Oct 9th 2014, 10:36 by Wayne Petersen

Recently the EPA issued its new challenging E10 Tier 3 Emission Certification Fuel specifications. Many Haltermann customers have been asking about the availability of this fuel.

Haltermann is now pleased to announce that EPA Tier 3 EEE Emission Certification Fuel, General Testing – Regular is now AVAILABLE and INVENTORIED in bulk quantities. Drum quantities will be in inventory the week of October 20, 2014.

The journey from laboratory / development to scale-up /commercialization of this fuel has been technically and analytically challenging but is now complete.

The scale-up process was completed with an overriding goal to assure that the formulations and manufacturing technique developed would make certain that the product could be made reliably with batch-to-batch repeatability. Haltermann has demonstrated this capability for years with its Tier II EEE Federal Emission Certification Fuel product family.

Now that the scale-up process is complete, the fuel will no longer have the TR2002 designation and instead will be sold by the commercial designation HF2021.

Slightly longer than normal lead-times for bulk quantities might be experienced until 4Q2014 when additional assets will be installed to assure a continuous supply of product.

Completion of the scale-up process translates to the fuel being manufactured in large batches for inventory, hence, the price has been reduced reflecting large batch economics as Haltermann now does with its Tier II EEE product.

Contact your Haltermann account manager or customer service representative for drum and bulk pricing as well as lead time.

Finally, commercialization efforts are already underway for the remaining fuel surrogates of the EPA specification including: General Testing – Premium, Low Temp Testing – Regular, Low Temp Testing – Premium and High Altitude Testing – Regular.

If you have further questions, please call your account representative, Elisha Petersen, at 313-806-9172 or a Haltermann Solutions customer service representative at 1-800-969-2542.

Haltermann appreciates the extraordinary patience its customers exhibited during this process which allowed establishment of the robust manufacturing process needed to assure continuity of supply and batch-to-batch repeatability of this important industry fuel.

Haltermann Solutions
Fueling the world one solution at a time … now for over 50 years.

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New NASA contracts signal return to manned space flight using Haltermann Solutions fuel!

Wed, Sep 17th 2014, 09:06 by Josh Petersen

Excited this was announced today………

Thankful for the opportunity to play our small part in the next step for American space exploration!

Big things coming down the pipeline for SpaceX and Boeing!

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden revealed today’s big news: Boeing and SpaceX will fly our astronauts to the International Space Station in the next couple of years aboard their CST-100 and Dragon spacecraft. The vehicles will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center!

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/space-race-nasa-announce-company-wins-space-taxi/story?id=25537315

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Haltermann Solutions sponsors annual SAE Supermileage Competition

Mon, Aug 4th 2014, 10:43 by Josh Petersen

Recently Haltermann Solutions donated some fuel for the SAE Supermileage Competition.
This is an annual event that focuses on new ways to stretch fuel economy, and Haltermann Solutions is proud to annually be one of their many sponsors!

“College teams top 1,000 miles per gallon at the 35th anniversary Supermileage competition held at Eaton’s Marshall, Michigan, Proving Grounds.”

Though this video is Eaton-centric, it does a nice job of highlighting what the students are personally learning and experiencing thru involvement with Supermileage.
There is a great video showing footage from the 2014 SAE Supermileage Competition.

*At the 4:36 mark one of the students being interviewed has a Haltermann Solutions hat on, and several times throughout you will see our sticker on various vehicles!

Universite Laval who won the 2014 event will be hosted by SAE and Eaton at the 2014 SAE COMVEC show in greater Chicago in October.  Details are being developed for the team’s recognition, but the show link is   http://www.sae.org/events/cve/ 

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HALTERMANN SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES FIVE NEW TOLUENE STANDARD FUELS (TSF)

Mon, Aug 4th 2014, 10:09 by Wayne Petersen

HALTERMANN SOLUTIONS INTRODUCES FIVE NEW
TOLUENE STANDARD FUELS (TSF)

Haltermann Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of five new Toluene Standard Fuels, used for octane determination, to its family of reference fuels: Toluene Standard Fuel 85.2 (HF-3013), Toluene Standard Fuel 89.3 (HF-3009), Toluene Standard Fuel 93.4 (HF-3010), Toluene Standard Fuel 96.9 (HF-3011) and Toluene Standard Fuel 99.8 (HF-3012). These products are in inventory in both 5 gallon pails as well as 55 gallon drums and available for immediate shipment.

The new products join an ever growing family of high quality Reference Fuels from Haltermann Solutions including:

PRODUCT HALTERMANN DESIGNATION
PRF GRADE ISO-OCTANE HF-3001
PRF GRADE n-HEPTANE HF-3002
PRF GRADE TOLUENE HF-3000
PRF GRADE No. 80 OCTANE BLEND HF-3004
DIESEL CETANE CHECK FUEL- LOW HF-3005
DIESEL CETANE CHECK FUEL- HIGH HF-3006
DIESEL SECONDARY REFERENCE FUEL T-27 HF-3007
DIESEL SECONDARY REFERENCE FUEL U-20 HF-3008

Watch for additional announcements in the near future regarding the addition of more fuels to the Haltermann Solutions’ family of high quality Reference Fuels.

For pricing, availability or any other information you might require for these or any of Haltermann’s Reference Fuels, contact the Haltermann Customer Service team at 1- (800) 969-2542 or Josh Petersen, Manager National Accounts –Reference Fuels at 1- (615) 943-6431.

Haltermann Solutions
Fueling the World, One Solution at a Time