Standard ASTM D5854-96R05
1.1 This practice covers the handling, mixing, and conditioning procedures that are required to ensure that a representative sample of the liquid petroleum or petroleum product is delivered from the primary sample container/receiver into the analytical test apparatus or into intermediate containers.
1.2 covers acceptance test criteria for power mixer and sample container combinations, while and detail acceptance tests for mixing systems. is a guide for selecting sample containers.
1.3 For sampling procedures, refer to Practices D 4057 (API MPMS Chapter 8.1) and D 4177 (API MPMS Chapter 8.2). Practice D 5842 (API MPMS Chapter 8.4) covers sampling and handling of light fuels for volatility measurement.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.