Alcohol Specifications

United Kingdom

BP Amoco Chemicals

Doubly Rectified Spirit (DRS)

Parameter

Units

DRS GRADE

Test Method

Ethanol content % volume at 20 C
96.0 min
OIML
Density in vacuo kg/l at 20 C

0.8049 min
0.8074 max

ASTM D4052
Appearance  

Clear and free from matter in suspension

BP Amoco Chemicals method
Water content % mass

6.15 max

BS 2511:1970
Acidity % mass as acetic acid (fixed)

0.001 max
(10 p.p.m)

BP Amoco Chemicals method
Alkalinity  

nil

BP Amoco Chemicals method
Aldehyde content % mass as acetaldehyde

0.001 max
(10 p.p.m)

BP Amoco Chemicals method
Total carbonyls % mass as acetaldehyde
0.010 max
(100 p.p.m)
BS 6392/2
ISO 1388/3
Color Hazen units

10 max

BS 5339
ISO 2211
Miscibility with water  

Complete

BS 6392/5
ISO 1388/6
Odor  

Characteristic

BP Amoco Chemicals method
Permanganate time minutes

30 minimum

BS 6392/9
ISO 1388/12 modified
Residue on evaporation % mass

0.002 max
(20 p.p.m)

BS 4524:1983
ISO 759:1981

 

Notes

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