Enhanced Stability Performance Test of Total Sulfur Content in Diesel Fuel Samples According ASTM D5453

ASTM Method D5453 is commonly used to determine total sulfur in liquid hydrocarbons. The boiling range of these hydrocarbons can vary from 25 to 400oC. This method calls for the sample to be directly injected or placed in a sample boat and then inserted into a high temperature tube for combustion where the sample is oxidized into sulfur dioxide (SO2). The sample is exposed to ultraviolet light and detected by a photomultiplier. This application will examine the total sulfur content of diesel fuel samples using the NexiS Total Nitrogen/Total Sulfur combustion analyzer.