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DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study, Task 2 Test Report on Evaluating Crude Oil Sampling and Analysis Methods

Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017
Contact: Sandia National Lab Press Office

Tel.: (505) 845-7215

The DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study was designed to evaluate whether crude oils currently transported in North America, exhibit physical or chemical properties that are distinct from conventional crudes, and how these properties associate with combustion hazards that may be realized during transportation and handling. The report presents results from Task 2, investigating which commercially available methods can accurately and reproducibly collect and analyze crude oils for vapor pressure and composition, including dissolved gases.