Author(s): ["R. A. Kishore Nadkarni"]
Originally published in 2000, this new and enlarged third edition features over 130 new and 75 revised petroleum test methods published through 2018. Featuring the essential elements of all standard analytical tests used to characterize petroleum products and lubricants, this book is a useful tool for oil industry researchers, analysts, marketers, and regulators.
Brief descriptions of 600+ tests are described, including principles involved, test summary, advantages, limitations, and test precision data. Where available, equivalent tests from IP, ISO, JIS, DIN, and AFNOR are also referenced.
The test methods covered involve a variety of analytical techniques to identify and/or quantify over 220 chemical and physical properties of crude oils, gasoline, reformulated gasoline, lubricating oils, additives, transmission fluids, lubricating greases, gear oils, aviation fuels, diesel and heating fuels, petroleum waxes, marine fuels, and other specialty petroleum products.
It is critical for testing laboratory personnel to be fully familiar with all the details of the tests they are performing. But it is also important for non-laboratory personnel to know at least the significance, advantages, limitations, and precision of particular tests used to characterize product quality. Only by understanding the pros and cons of these tests can both suppliers and customers reach sound conclusions and agree on the appropriate quality and performance of a product.