This book deals with the various aspects of petroleum product
analysis and provides a detailed explanation of the necessary
standard tests and procedures that are applicable to products in
order to help define predictability of behavior. In addition, the
application of new methods for determining instability and
incompatibility are described. More importantly, the book provides
details of the meaning of the various test results and how they
might be applied to predict product behavior. It provides a
comprehensive single source that describes the application and
interpretation of the data of the various test methods for
Many of the chapters from the 1st Edition have been rewritten to
include the latest developments in the product specifications and
testing protocols. Updates on the evolving test methods and new
test methods are presented.
The book contains information related to four sections:
petroleum properties, petroleum refining processes, production of
petroleum products, and testing procedures for petroleum and
petroleum products. This information is further sub-divided into
chapters relating to the properties and specifications petroleum
feedstocks and production and properties including: Petroleum,
Analytical Methods, Sampling and Measurement of Liquid Petroleum
Products, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (including refinery gas), Naphtha
and Solvents, Gasoline, Aviation and Marine Fuels, Kerosene, Diesel
Fuel, Distillate Heating Oil, Residual Fuel Oil, White Oil,
Lubricating Oils (including used lubricating oil), Grease, Wax,
Residua and Asphalt, Coke, Carbon Black and Graphite, and Use of
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