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Tier III Gasoline Regulations

Tier III Gasoline Regulations New laws have taken place in the US that change the way the country emits CO2.  Tier III regulations will address vehicle emission standards and sulfur dioxide emissions from gasoline. Say goodbye to sulfur and tail-pipes. Refineries will cut sulfur content in gasoline from 30 parts per million to 10 parts…
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New Approved ASTM Standards

D3527 - Standard Test Method for Life Performance of Automotive Wheel Bearing Grease has been revised to D3527-18 developed by Committee D02.G0.05, ASTM BOS Volume 05.01. D8206 - Standard Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Lubricating Greases—Rapid Small-Scale Oxidation Test (RSSOT) is a new standard, now available. D8206-18 developed by Committee D02.09.0E, ASTM BOS Volume…
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New Application Note – LOW LEVEL 1,2,3-TRICHLOROPROPANE DETERMINATION

1,2,3-Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) is usually found at industrial waste sites. It can be used as a solvent or as a degreasing agent and is also a chemical intermediate when synthesizing other compounds. 1,2,3-TCP does not typically leach into soil, thus it is commonly found in ground water. Since it is a highly carcinogenic chemical and has…
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New Scientific Exchange Application Note Added

During volatile analysis, samples are purged with an inert gas in order for the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to be swept out of the sample matrix and onto an analytical trap. For years, the established and recommended purge flow rate and time has been 40ml/min for 11 minutes. However advances in instrumentation technology have led…
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Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule

On August 7, 2017 the Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule (MUR) was signed. The MUR is promulgating changes to analytical test procedures required under the Clean Water Act. Revised EPA methods and methods published by voluntary consensus bodies such as ASTM are included in the changes. Furthermore, the ability to apply for EPA review…
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