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Compressibility Factor (z)

The Compressibility factor, Z is a dimensionless parameter less than 1.00 that represents the deviation of a real gas from an ideal gas. Hence it is also referred to as the gas deviation factor. At low pressures and temperatures Z … Continue reading

29. May 2021 by Jack
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Apparent Molecular Weight of Gas Mixture

For compounds, the term molecular weight is used, while, for hydrocarbon mixture the term apparent molecular weight is commonly used. Apparent molecular weight is defined as the sum of the products of the mole fractions of each component times the … Continue reading

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Molecular Weight and Apparent Molecular Weight

The molecular weight of a compound is the sum of the atomic weight of the various atoms making up that compound. The Mole is the unit of measurements for the amount of substance, the number of moles is defined as … Continue reading

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Hydrocarbon Gases

Most of compounds in crude oil and natural gas consist of molecules made up of hydrogen and carbon, therefore these types of compounds are called hydrocarbon. The smallest hydrocarbon molecule is Methane (CH4) which consists of one atom of Carbon … Continue reading

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Hydrocarbon Preparation

The goal is to produce oil that meets the purchaser’s specifications that define the maximum allowable amounts of water, salt, and sulfur. In addition to the maximum allowable value of Reid vapor pressure and maximum allowable pour point temperature. Similarly, … Continue reading

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