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Physical and chemical properties of oil - trainex.org

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Physical properties of oil. ◇ specific gravity-the specific gravity of a substance is a comparison of its density to that of water. 19 pages
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 www.oscreadiness.org 15th Annual OSC Readiness Training ProgramPhysical and ChemicalProperties of Oil 15 th Annual OSC Readiness Training Program  www.oscreadiness.org 2Physical and Chemical Properties of Oil Several physical and chemical propertiesuseful to OSCs Determine what response technology works Terminology of the oil industry (jargon) example: 1 Barrel of Oil is 42 gal example: API Gravity 15 th Annual OSC Readiness Training Program  www.oscreadiness.org 3Physical and Chemical Properties whichaffect cleanup and behavior on water Specific gravity Surface tension Viscosity Pour point Flash point Solubility in water And how these parameters change with time These parameters are measured at “standardtemperature and atmospheric pressure Oil Spills are not at “standard temperatures andpressure” 15 th Annual OSC Readiness Training Program  www.oscreadiness.org 4Physical properties of Oil Specific Gravity-The specific gravity of asubstance is a comparison of it...