Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) has been used in past studies to identify the cloud points of diesel fuels, lube oils, jet fuels etc. and it has been assumed that its application extends to all paraffinic hydrocarbons. To verify this and to investigate the possible application of Differential Scanning Calorimetry to the production phase of the petroleum industry, the onset of wax crystallization is compared with ASTM cloud point for a number of paraffinic mixtures including a variety of crude oils. Results show cloud point can be determined for crudes using DSC. Additionally, wax content can be found on a known type of oil using DSC. Data manipulation gives strong evidence for a correlation for pour point and shows a possible form which that correlation may take.
Numbere, Daopu Thompson, 1951-
Hanna, Samir B.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Petroleum Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 95 pages
© 1988 Kevin Lynn Thornsberry, All rights reserved.
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Thornsberry, Kevin Lynn, "Paraffin deposition property measurement using differential scanning calorimetry" (1988). Masters Theses. 537.
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