Significance and Use
A knowledge of the water content of crude oil is important in the refining, purchase, sale, or transfer of crude oils.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of water in the range from 0.02 to 2 % in crude oils. Mercaptan and sulfide (S− or H2S) sulfur are known to interfere with this test method (see Section 5).
1.2 This test method is intended for use with standard Karl Fischer reagent or pyridine-free Karl Fischer reagents.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 7.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D4006 Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation (API MPMS Chapter 10.2)
D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products (API MPMS Chapter 8.1)
D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products (API MPMS Chapter 8.2)
E203 Test Method for Water Using Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration
MPMSChapter10.2 Determination of Water in Crude Oil by Distillation (ASTM Test Method )
crude oils; Karl Fischer reagent; titration; water: Crude petroleum products; Karl Fischer reagent method--water content; Water content--crude oil ;
ICS Number Code 75.040 (Crude petroleum)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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