STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR API GRAVITY OF CRUDE PETROLEUM AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS (HYDROMETER METHOD) (R 1987) (E1-1987)
|Publication Date:||27 August 1982|
|ICS Code (Petroleum products in general):||75.080|
This test method covers the determination by means of a glass hydrometer of the API gravity of crude petroleum and petroleum products normally handled as liquids and having a Reid vapor pressure of 26 psi (180 kPa) or less. Gravities are determined at 60°F (15.56°C), or converted to values at 60°F, by means of standard tables. These tables are not applicable to nonhydrocarbons or essentially pure hydrocarbons such as the aromatics.
NOTE 1-The international version of this method is described in Test Method D 1298.
This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Notes 3 and 4.