|In-depth Study Related to Cloud and Pour Point Determination of a Variety of Petroleum Products
|Dr Raj Shah
|Ms Daisy-Ann Norman
Mr Stanley Zhang
|Koehler Instrument Company, Inc.
Abstract Information :
Petroleum products must be thoroughly tested before they may be used to heat a building, generate electricity, or start an engine. Any liquid fuels cloud point and pour point are critical physical qualities. When a liquid is cooled under these certain conditions, the cloud point is the temperature at which a cloud of wax crystals emerges for the first time. On cold surfaces, the wax collects and creates an emulsion with water. As a result, the cloud point denotes the oils proclivity to clog filters or small orifices at low operating temperatures. However, the pour point of a petroleum product is defined as the lowest temperature at which it will continue to flow when cooled under certain standard conditions. It is a rough indicator of the lowest temperature at which oil can be readily pumped. Testing for cloud and pour point is necessary for determining the lowest temperature for optimal performance and storage of petroleum products, as well as to avoid clogging of fuel filters, unnecessary freeze jams, and failure of fluid flow that can result in downtime of the equipment. The K77000 Automatic Cloud and Pour Point Analyzer can be used to indicate the operating temperatures of a wide range of petroleum products in cold environmental conditions. This poster will further elaborate on the importance of cloud point and pour point determination and highlight the intuitiveness and ease-of-use of utilizing automatic test methods for the low temperature analytical testing of petroleum products.