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 has doctorate degrees in Chemistry, Geological Sciences, and Petroleum Engineering and is the author of more than 60 books in petroleum science, petroleum engineering, and environmental sciences. He has more than 40 years of experience in the process industries, is the author of numerous books and papers, is the senior editor of three journals, and has won numerous awards and distinctions.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Petroleum Analysis 1
Ch. 2 Petroleum and Petroleum Products 29
Ch. 3 Gases 69
Ch. 4 Naphtha 85
Ch. 5 Gasoline 105
Ch. 6 Aviation Fuel 137
Ch. 7 Kerosene 157
Ch. 8 Diesel Fuel 177
Ch. 9 Distillate Fuel Oil 197
Ch. 10 Residual Fuel Oil 217
Ch. 11 Mineral Oil (White Oil) 247
Ch. 12 Lubricating Oil 269
Ch. 13 Grease 291
Ch. 14 Wax 307
Ch. 15 Asphalt 323
Ch. 16 Coke 351
Conversion Factors 363
Glossary 365
Index 389
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