Standard Test Method for Evaluation of the Type and Viscoelastic Stability of Water-inoil Mixtures Formed from Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Mixed with Water
|Publication Date:||1 October 2015|
This test method covers a procedure to determine the water-in-oil emulsification tendencies and stabilities in the laboratory. The results of this test method can provide oil behavior data for input into oil spill models.
This test method covers a specific method of determining emulsion tendencies and does not cover other procedures which may be applicable to determining emulsion tendencies.
The test results obtained using this test method are intended to provide baseline data for the behavior of oil and petroleum products at sea and input to oil spill models.
The test results obtained using this test method can be used directly to predict certain facets of oil spill behavior or as input to oil spill models.
The accuracy of the test method depends very much on the representative nature of the oil sample used. Certain oils can form a variety of water-in-oil types depending on their chemical contents at the moment a sample is taken. Other oils are relatively stable with respect to the type formed
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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.