For example, the crude considered above has a density of 34.1° API, which corresponds to a specific gravity of 0.854. The naphtha has a density of 61.7° API, which corresponds to a specific gravity of 0.732.
The traditional unit used for flowrate in petroleum refining in the United States is barrels per day (b/d). One barrel is 42 U.S. gallons.
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