Standard Test Method for Salts in Crude Oil (Electrometric Method)
|Publication Date:||1 May 2019|
|ICS Code (Crude petroleum):||75.040|
This test method covers the determination of the approximate chloride (salts) concentration in crude oil. The range of concentration covered is 3.5 mg ⁄kg to 500 mg ⁄kg or 1.0 lb ⁄1000 bbl to 150 lb ⁄1000 bbl (PTB) as chloride concentration/volume
This test method measures conductivity in the crude oil due to the presence of common chlorides, such as sodium, calcium, and magnesium. Other conductive materials may also be present in the crude oil.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
Exception-Acceptable concentration units are g/m3 or PTB (lb/1000 bbl).
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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific warning statements, see 7.3, 7.4, and 7.11.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard