API Gravity definition

API Gravity means gravity determined in accordance with ASTM Designation D-287-92 or latest revision thereof.
API Gravity means the American Petroleum Institute gravity expressed in degrees in relation to liquids, which is a measure of how heavy or light a petroleum liquid is compared to water. If a petroleum liquid's API gravity is greater than 10, it is lighter and floats on water; if less than 10, it is heavier than water and sinks. API gravity is thus a measure of the relative density of a petroleum liquid and the density of water, but it is used to compare the relative densities of petroleum liquids;
API Gravity means a scale used to reflect the specific gravity (SG) of a fluid such as crude oil, water, or natural gas. The API gravity is calculated as [(141.5/SG) - 131.5], where SG is the specific gravity of the fluid at 60°F, where API refers to the American Petroleum Institute.

Examples of API Gravity in a sentence

  • The distance to Cushing, API gravity, RFG exposure, product pipeline density and retail markup are significant at the 5% level.

  • Two of the most common parameters used to compare different types of crude oil are (1) API gravity, and (2) sulfur content.

  • API gravity, expressed in degrees, indicates the density of crude oil.

  • While there is no quality characteristic (i.e., API gravity) that defines lease condensate, increasing production volumes of condensate and condensate-like material is one aspect of the crude oil export debate.


More Definitions of API Gravity

API Gravity as used herein, means gravity determined in accordance with American Society for Testing Materials Designation D-287 and with the American Petroleum Institute MPMS Chapter 9 or updates thereto.
API Gravity or “gravity” means gravity determined in accordance with the ASTM Designation D-287-82 or the latest revision thereof.
API Gravity as used herein, means gravity determined in accordance with American Society for Testing Materials Designation D-287.