API gravity

API gravity. In the oil industry influenced by the United States the “American Petroleum Institute” scale of mass/volume is used.

The API scale is based on a standard, reference temperature of 60 degrees F. and can be converted to “specific gravity” (SG) by the formula:

SG (at 60 degrees F.) =141.5/(API + 131.5)


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