API MPMS 7.1
Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards Chapter 7 - Temperature Determination Section 1 - Static Temperature Determination Using Mercury-in-Glass Tank Thermometers
|Publication Date:||1 February 1991|
This section describes how to use correctly mercury-in-glass tank thermometers and their multiple configurations to accurately determine the temperatures of hydrocarbon liquids under static conditions. These temperatures are used to convert hydrocarbon liquid volumes to a base standard temperature. Other methods, equipment, and procedures for temperature determination are described in API Chapter 7, Sections 2 and 3. The method and equipment selected for temperature determination are left to the discretion of the parties involved.