Handbook of Petroleum Product Analysis / Edition 1

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This book deals with the various aspects of petroleum product analysis and provides a detailed explanation of the necessary standard tests and procedures that are applicable to products in order to help define predictability of behavior. In addition, the application of new methods for determining instability and incompatibility are described. More importantly, the book provides details of the meaning of the various test results and how they might be applied to predict product behavior. It provides a comprehensive single source that describes the application and interpretation of the data of the various test methods for petroleum products

Many of the chapters from the 1st Edition have been rewritten to include the latest developments in the product specifications and testing protocols. Updates on the evolving test methods and new test methods are presented.

The book contains information related to four sections: petroleum properties, petroleum refining processes, production of petroleum products, and testing procedures for petroleum and petroleum products. This information is further sub-divided into chapters relating to the properties and specifications petroleum feedstocks and production and properties including: Petroleum, Analytical Methods, Sampling and Measurement of Liquid Petroleum Products, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (including refinery gas), Naphtha and Solvents, Gasoline, Aviation and Marine Fuels, Kerosene, Diesel Fuel, Distillate Heating Oil, Residual Fuel Oil, White Oil, Lubricating Oils (including used lubricating oil), Grease, Wax, Residua and Asphalt, Coke, Carbon Black and Graphite, and Use of the Data

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This handbook provides detailed explanations of the necessary standard tests and procedures that are applicable to determining the predictability of the behavior of new petroleum feedstocks. The book describes the application of methods for determining the instability and incompatibility of petroleum products, and provides details of the meaning of various test results and how they might be applied to predict product behavior. It explains the rationale behind various testing methods and standards, and makes a case for standardizing protocols across international boundaries. Speight is the author or editor of 25 books and bibliographies related to fossil fuel processing and environmental issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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JAMES G. SPEIGHT, PhD, is the author and editor of twenty-five books and bibliographies related to fossil fuel processing and environmental issues, including the companion volume, Handbook of Petroleum Analysis, also published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents


Petroleum Analysis.

Petroleum and Petroleum Products.




Aviation Fuel.


Diesel Fuel.

Distillate Fuel Oil.

Residual Fuel Oil.

Mineral Oil (White Oil).

Lubricating Oil.





Conversion Factors.



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