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This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive manual covers a combination of subject materials related to crude oil sampling, quality determination, and evaluation. It provides detailed assessment of the test methods available and offers a broad scope of information at a level that can be understood by technical and non-technical personnel. Eight chapters deal with obtaining representative samples from tanks, pipelines, and marine vessels; understanding the complex chemistry of crude oils; selecting test methods best suited to obtain physical and chemical data; issues that may develop during transportation, storage, and refining that may impact product quality; and much more! Manual 68 is intended for anyone involved with the sampling and analysis of crude oils after they are produced and stabilized, including: Operators of pipelines and tankersField operators with limited or no technical trainingExperienced laboratory technicians or chemistsCrude oil tradersRefinery engineersContent: Front Matter • Glossary of Terms • Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Sampling 3. Inspection Assays 4. Comprehensive Assays and Fraction Evaluations • 5. Quality Assurance 6. Crude Oil Compatibility and Stability • 7. Crude Oil as Fuel • 8. Future Needs in Crude Oil Characterization Appendices • References Index
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