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ASTM Crude Oils Manual addresses sampling, QA, and evaluation.

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December 10, 2010 - Manual 68, Crude Oils: Their Sampling, Analysis and Evaluation, covers combination of subject materials related to crude oil sampling, quality determination, and evaluation. In addition to quality-impacting issues encountered during transportation, storage, and refining, chapter topics include obtaining representative samples, understanding complex chemistry of crude oils, and selecting test methods best suited to obtain physical and chemical data. Hard copy and E-book versions are available.

New Manual on Crude Oils Now Available from ASTM International

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ASTM International
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West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: December 8, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A new comprehensive manual on crude oils is available from ASTM International. Manual 68, Crude Oils: Their Sampling, Analysis and Evaluation, covers a combination of subject materials related to crude oil sampling, quality determination and evaluation.

Manual 68 features eight chapters that cover:
  • Obtaining representative samples from tanks, pipelines and marine vessels;
  • Understanding the complex chemistry of crude oils;
  • Selecting test methods best suited to obtain physical and chemical data; and
  • Issues that may develop during transportation, storage and refining that may impact product quality.

    The manual is intended for anyone involved with the sampling and analysis of crude oils after they are produced and stabilized, including operators of pipelines and tankers, field operators with limited or no technical training, experienced laboratory technicians or chemists, crude oil traders and refinery engineers.

    Manual 68, Crude Oils: Their Sampling, Analysis and Evaluation is available for $87 USD in hard copy (75 pages; soft cover 8.5" x 11"; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7014-8; Stock #: MNL68) or as an E-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-8679-8; Stock #: MNL68-EB).

    To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585;

    ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

    ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612;
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