02) Petroleum Fluids 9407 - Petroleum Fluids 9/5 Basic...

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Unformatted text preview: Petroleum Fluids 9/5 Basic Fluid Parameters Density: = m/V (units are any mass and volume unit) Specific volume: = V/m (reciprocal of density) Specific gravity of a gas: ratio of the density of a gas to the density of air (density of air is 0.0763 lbs/cu ft) Specific gravity of a liquid: ratio of a liquids density to that of water at 60F API Gravity API American Petroleum Institute Degrees API = G = liquids specific gravity (unitless) Light crude oil is defined as having an API gravity higher than 31.1 API Medium oil is defined as having an API gravity between 22.3 API and 31.1 API Heavy oil is defined as having an API gravity below 22.3 API. 5 . 131 5 . 141- G Viscosity Used to describe the fluidity or resistance to pouring Measured by a glass tube viscometer, rotational viscometer or a rheometer Viscosity d y d u = is the viscosity of the fluid (units for petroleum measurement are centipoise) Viscous behavior...
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