Characterisation of a Petroleum product

PHYSICAL METHODS

  1. Fractionation
  2. True boiling point distillation
  3. ASTM Distillation
  4. Simulated distillation by gas chromatography
  5. API Gravity
  6. Pour point
  7. Viscosity
  8. Refractive index
  9. Freezing point
  10. Aniline point
  11. Flash point
  12. Octane number
  13. Cetane number
  14. Smoke point
  15. Reid vapour pressure
  16. Water, salt sediment
  17. Molecular weight

CHEMICAL METHODS

  1. Elemental analysis
  2. Carbon residue
  3. Detailed hydrocarbon analysis
  4. Hydrocarbon family analysis
  5. Aromatic carbon content
  6. SARA analysis

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