03.03.05.03

.03 Specifications for Kerosene (ASTM D-3699).

Kerosene shall be a refined petroleum distillate consisting of a homogenous mixture of hydrocarbons essentially free from water, inorganic, acidic, or basic compounds, and excessive amounts of particulate contaminants. It shall meet the requirements of the following specifications when tested in accordance with the latest version of the American Society for Testing and Materials Methods of Tests:

A. No. 1-K Kerosene.

(1) Color (ASTM D-156).

(a) The color may not be darker than +16 Saybolt Scale.

(b) Dyeing agents may not be used to change the naturally refined color except when required by the US EPA or IRS.

(c) When dyeing of 1-K kerosene is required, it shall be dyed with Solvent Red 164 at the concentration spectrally equivalent to at least 3.9 pounds of the solid dye Standard Red 26 per 1,000 barrels in accordance with federal mandates.

(2) Flash Point (ASTM D-56)—38C (100F) minimum.

(3) Distillation (ASTM D-86)—End point 300C (572F) maximum.

(4) Sulfur (ASTM D-4045)—0.04 percent by mass, maximum.

B. No. 2-K Kerosene.

(1) Color (ASTM D-156). The color, before dyeing, may not be darker than +16 Saybolt Scale. Additionally, 2-K kerosene shall be dyed with Solvent Red 164 at the concentration spectrally equivalent to at least 3.9 pounds of the solid dye Standard Red 26 per 1,000 barrels in accordance with federal mandate to indicate that it is illegal for use as a propelling fuel in a vehicle designed for on-highway use.

(2) Flash Point (ASTM D-56)—38C (100F) minimum.

(3) Distillation (ASTM D-86)—End point 300C (572F) maximum.

(4) Sulfur (ASTM D-4045)—0.30 percent by mass, maximum.

C. A person acquiring kerosene for resale or redistribution as 1-K kerosene shall only acquire the product from a supplier who certifies to the purchaser that it is, in fact, 1-K kerosene.