In the ASTM D5307 test method, crude oil containing components with boiling points to temperatures in excess of 538 °C (C44 or equivalent) are analyzed by a simulated distillation GC system by the internal standard method. A detailed boiling point distribution graph is created for the fraction with boiling points lower than 538 °C. The fraction with boiling points above 538 °C is calculated as a residual percentage (mass %). The Shimadzu simulated distillation gas chromatograph system, consisting of the GC-2014 and the LabSolutions distillation GC analysis software, is compliant with ASTM D5307, and combines comfortable operability with high-level functionality.
This data sheet describes an example of the distillation GC analysis of crude oil samples in compliance with ASTM D5307, utilizing the Shimadzu distillation gas chromatograph system.