Standard Test Method for Determination of Vapor Pressure (VPx) of Petroleum Products, Hydrocarbons, and Hydrocarbon-Oxygenate Mixtures (Triple Expansion Method)
|Publication Date:||10 January 1999|
1.1 This test method covers the use of automated vapor pressure instruments to determine the vapor pressure exerted in vacuum by volatile, liquid petroleum products, hydrocarbons, and hydrocarbon-oxygenat
NOTE 1--The test method is suitable for the determination of the vapor pressure of volatile, liquid petroleum products at temperatures from 0 to 100 °C at vapor to liquid ratios of 4:1 to 1.1 (X = 4 to 1) and pressures up to 500 kPa (70 psi), but the precision statement (see Section 15.) may not be applicable.
1.2 The VPx determined by this test method at a vapor-liquid ratio of 4:1 (X = 4) of gasoline and gasoline-oxygenate blends at 37.8°C can be correlated to the dry vapor pressure equivalent (DVPE) value determined by Test Method D 5191 (see Section 15.2).
1.3 The values stated in SI units are regarded as standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.4 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Note 6.