ASTM D4052 Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter -- eLearning Course

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About the Course

This test method covers the determination of the density, relative density, and API Gravity of petroleum distillates and viscous oils that can be handled in a normal fashion as liquids at the temperature of test, utilizing either manual or automated sample injection equipment.

The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete and includes instructional video content, interactive knowledge checks, and a self-grading quiz. Downloadable resources include a pdf of the standard.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify apparatus and related components for determination of the density, relative density, and API Gravity of petroleum distillates and viscous oils
  • Recognize reagents and materials outlined in ASTM D4052
  • Recall requirements for sampling, test specimens, and test units, especially as they pertain to manual and automated injections
  • Recognize procedures for preparation of apparatus, including temperature requirements for instrument calibration
  • Recall verification and adjustment procedures as outlined in ASTM D4052, including frequency of calibration verification
  • Identify quality control checks
  • Recall procedural steps for both manual and automated injection
  • Recognize calculation procedures outlined in Section 13 of ASTM D4052
  • Recognize reporting procedures, including those for density and relative Density


Anyone who runs the D4052 test method or who needs an understanding of the test method and how it is properly run.

Certificate and CEUs

CEUs: .1

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

ASTM Standards Referenced

ASTM D4052

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