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Petroleum exhibits a wide range of physical properties. Numerous tests have been and continue to be developed to provide an indication of the means by which a particular feedstock should be processed. An initial inspection of the nature of petroleum provides deductions about the most logical means of refining and classifying. Handbook of Petroleum Analysis is a single, comprehensive source that describes the application and interpretation of data resulting from various test methods for petroleum feed stocks and products. Thus this book deals with the various aspects of petroleum analysis and provides a detailed explanation of the necessary standard tests and procedures that are applicable to feed stocks to help define predictability of behavior. In addition, the application of new methods for determining instability and incompatibility as well as analytical methods related to environmental regulations is described.