Liquefied petroleum gases - Calculation method for density and vapour pressure (ISO 8973:1997)

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Liquefied petroleum gases - Calculation method for density and vapour pressure (ISO
Gaz de pétrole liquéfiés - Méthode de calcul de masse volumique et de la pression de
vapeur (ISO 8973:1997)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 8973:1999
75.160.30 Plinska goriva Gaseous fuels
SIST EN ISO 8973:1999 en
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SIST EN ISO 8973:1999
First edition
1997-07-I 5
Liquefied petroleum gases - Calculation
method for density and vapour pressure
M&hode de calcul de la masse volumique et de
Gaz de p&role liqubfibs -
la pression de vapeur
Reference number
IS0 8973: 1997(E)

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SIST EN ISO 8973:1999
IS0 8973:1997(E)
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International Standard IS0 8973 was prepared by Technical Committee
ISORC 28, Petroleum products and lubricants.
Annex A forms an integral part of this International Standard. Annex B is for
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SIST EN ISO 8973:1999
IS0 8973: 1997(E)
Calculation method for density and
Liquefied petroleum gases -
vapour pressure
1 Scope
This International Standard describes a simplified method for the calculation of density and vapour pressure of
liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) based on compositional data and density and vapour pressure factors for
individual LPG components. A list of factors is provided in this International Standard. This method is intended for
application in specifications of product quality and is not intended for application to quantity measurement in custody
transfer (see IS0 6578).
2 Normative references
The following standards contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this
International Standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to
revision, and parties to agreements based on this International Standard are encouraged to investigate the
possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standards indicated below. Members of IEC and IS0 maintain
registers of currently valid International Standards.
IS0 6578: 1991, Refrigerated hydrocarbon liquids - Static measurement - Calculation procedure.
- Analysis by gas chromatography.
IS0 7941: 1988, Commercial propane and butane
3 Definitions
For the purpose of this International Standard the following definitions apply.
3.1 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): Hydrocarbon gas that can be stored and/or handled in the liquid phase under
moderate conditions of pressure and at ambient temperature. lt consists essentially of C3 and C4 alkanes or
alkenes, or a mixture of these, contains generally less than 5 % by liquid volume of material of higher carbon
number, and has a gauge vapour pressure not exceeding approximately 1 600 kPa at 40 OC.
3.2 density factor: Density, expressed in kilograms per cubic metre, of a component in the liquid phase under its
own vapour pressure at a temperature of 15 OC.
3.3 vapour pressure: Vapour pressure, expressed in kilopascals on an absolute basi

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