ASTM International - ASTM D3230-05a
Standard Test Method for Salts in Crude Oil (Electrometric Method)
|Publication Date:||1 November 2005|
|ICS Code (Crude petroleum):||75.040|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the approximate chloride (salts) concentration in crude oil. The range of concentration covered is 0 to 500 mg/kg or 0 to 150 lb/1000 bbl as chloride concentration/volume
1.2 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.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. Acceptable concentration units are g/m3 or PTB (lb/1000 bbl).
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