Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D2421-01

Standard Practice for Interconversion of Analysis of C5 and Lighter Hydrocarbons to Gas-Volume, Liquid-Volume, or Weight Basis


1.1 This practice describes the procedure for the interconversion of the analysis of C 5 and lighter hydrocarbon mixtures to gas-volume (mole), liquid-volume, or weight in vacuum basis.

1.2 The computation procedures described assume that gas-volume percentages have already been corrected for nonideality of the components as a part of the analytical process by which they have been obtained. These are numerically the same as mole percentages.

1.3 The procedure assumes the absence of nonadditivity corrections for mixtures of the pure liquid compounds. This is approximately true only for mixtures of hydrocarbons of the same number of carbon atoms, and in the absence of diolefins and acetylenic compounds.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 05.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D02.H0
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D2421-01
ICS Code: 75.080