Alcohol Specifications

United Kingdom

BP Amoco Chemicals

High-grade Neutral Spirit (HGNS)

Parameter

Units

HGNS GRADE

Test Method

Ethanol content % volume at 20 C
96.0 min

OIML

Acidity % mass as acetic acid (total)

0.0012 max
(12 p.p.m)

BS 6392/1
ISO 1388/2
Aldehyde content % mass as acetaldehyde

0.0003 max
(3 p.p.m)

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Appearance  

Clear and free from matter in suspension

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Ester content % mass as ethyl acetate
0.0005 max
(5 p.p.m)
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Odor  

Characteristic

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Permanganate time minutes

30 minimum

BS 6392/9
ISO 1388/12
Residue on evaporation % mass 0.0015 max
(15 p.p.m)
BS 4524:1983
ISO 759:1981
Methanol content % mass  0.005 max
(50 p.p.m)
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Higher Alcohols content % mass as isobutanol 0.0003 max
(3 p.p.m)
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Furfural   Not detectable BP Amoco Chemicals GC method

Notes

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