Standard Test Method for Estimation of Mean Relative Molecular Mass of Petroleum Oils from Viscosity Measurements
|Publication Date:||1 April 2004|
|ICS Code (Petroleum products in general):||75.080|
This test method covers the estimation of the mean relative molecular mass of petroleum oils from kinematic viscosity measurements at 100 and 210°F (37.78 and 98.89°C).(Footnote 2) It is applicable to samples with mean relative molecular masses in the range from 250 to 700 and is intended for use with average petroleum fractions. It should not be applied indiscriminately to oils that represent extremes of composition or possess an exceptionally narrow mean relative molecular mass range.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
Footnote 2 - Hirschler, A. E., Journal of the Institute of Petroleum, JIPEA, Vol 32, 1946, p. 133.