gravity vs temp: of furnace oil

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  1. Ahsanullah

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    I am working in high sulfur furnace oil handling department of thermal power house.We normally use hydro meter to measure the gravity of furnace oil.For example at 40 degree temp:, the gravity is about 0.960.There is certainly a formula/chart to measure the gravity at different temperatures.If any one has knowledge about that formula,please share with me.
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  2. strantor

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    You might contact the manufacturer and/or supplier of the oil. they should have this data. it will probably different for different brands/types.
     
  3. someonesdad

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    I assume you mean you're measuring the specific gravity, which is the ratio of the mass of the volume of fluid to the same volume of water. The density of a fluid changes with temperature. Is this what you're asking about?
     
  4. wayneh

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    Since your hydrometer is sensitive to temperature as well, it's much better to develop a test at a nearly consistent temperature, and then apply small corrections for any deviation for that. You might want to look here.

    Any reason this is posted to a circuits forum?
     
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  5. Ahsanullah

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    Certainly you are right.I want a comprehensive formula or chart by which we can easily find the specific gravity with respect to temp of furnace oil.
     
  6. SgtWookie

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    Look at the link that Wayneh posted in reply #4.
     
  7. Ahsanullah

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    Iwant a formula/chart by which the specific gravity of furnace oil can be found easily on different temperatures.
     
  8. SgtWookie

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    It's available in the documentation that you can purchase from that site.
     
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