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Fuels Specifications: What They Are, Why We Have Them, and How They Are Used
By
Salvatore J. Rand
Salvatore J. Rand
Editor
1
Rand Associates
,
6061 Tierra Entrada, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
US
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Allen W. Verstuyft
Allen W. Verstuyft
Editor
2
Al Verstuyft Consulting
, LLC,
218 Alchemy Way, Napa CA 94558
US
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ISBN:
978-0-8031-7075-9
No. of Pages:
119
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
2016

This chapter defines specifications, explains their value, and describes how specifications are used by government bodies, material producers, and material users to successfully manage their operations. It focuses on fuel standards that are most commonly adopted by U.S. state and federal regulatory agencies, how those standards are used to establish performance limits, and the most common properties that are routinely enforced by regulatory agencies.

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