DIN EN 15944
Liquid petroleum products - Determination of nickel and vanadium content - Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry method (ICP OES); German version EN 15944:2010

Title (German)

Flüssige Mineralölerzeugnisse - Bestimmung des Gehaltes an Nickel und Vanadium - Optische Emissionsspektralanalyse mit induktiv gekoppeltem Plasma (ICP OES); Deutsche Fassung EN 15944:2010


This standard specifies an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) method for the determination of the nickel (Ni) content in the range of about 4 mg/kg to 55 mg/kg and of the vanadium (V) content in the range of about 4 mg/kg to 150 mg/kg in fuel oils and residual fuel oils. The method is also applicable to other concentration ranges, however, there are no precision dates available for those ranges. The method in this standard is based on DIN 51790-6. It has been developed originally as an alternative to the second part of DIN EN 13131 and is more and more employed as an instrumental technique in analytical laboratories. For this reason it was decided to use this method now as a stand-alone method. The European Standard EN 15944:2010 has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 19 "Gaseous and liquid fuels, lubricants and related products of petroleum, synthetic and biological origin". The responsible German Committee is Working Committee NA 062-06-11 AA "Atomspektrometrie" ("Atomic spectrometry") of the Petroleum, Fuels, Lubricants and Related Products Standardization Committee (FAM) of NMP.

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Responsible national committee

NA 062-06-11 AA - Atomic spectrometry 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 19/WG 27 - Elemental analysis of petroleum and related products 

Edition 2011-02
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