The full title of the present publication which was officially released by the Petroleum Institute is the ASTM-IP-API Petroleum Measurement Tables for Light hydrocarbon Liquids, density range 0.5000 to 0.653 kg/liter and taken at the 15 degrees Celsius temperature.
The tables contained in the book provide, in addition to the regular data, also the correction factor addressing the temperature change from observed to standard condition, as well as the formal procedures established for the implementation of the computers. It shall be noted that the subject procedures had never been published before.
Prior to proceeding to the tables, it is recommended to go through the introductory part of the volume, giving necessary information about the basis of these tables, and the characteristics involved. The appendix A deals with the calculation of the tabulated values utilizing the computers, while the appendix B provides references.
Needless to say that the content of this volume will be of practical use to every person dealing with these petroleum products on the regular basis, when performing their working duties, and shall be readily available for reference at all times.