Knovel has introduced its new Crude Oil Assay interactive database and is providing it to Knovel subscribers for free access through January 11, 2013. After that date UMass Lowell users will maintain access to the Crude Oil Assay database as part of the library’s Knovel Oil & Gas subject group subscription.
The Crude Oil Assays Database is a unique, interactive compilation of physical and chemical properties covering over 200 crude oils commonly available on the world market. The data will be useful both in understanding how oil properties affect oil behavior in the refinery and in predicting one property value from another. Organized into multiple interactive tables, the database includes:
- Composition and Key Properties
- Kinematic Viscosities
- Hydrocarbon Composition
- SARA Analysis
- Distillation Profile
- Heating and Freezing Properties
- Fuel Indices
Within each table, users can compare multiple crudes against each other and export the properties to Excel or tab-delimited text for further analysis. Columns in the tables can be repositioned to make comparison easier, values can be sorted and the tables can be filtered to hone in on the data most relevant to the task. All properties are disoverable via Knovel’s data search.
Additional features include:
- The ability to compare multiple crudes in a single table
- Coverage of heavy oil and tar sand bitumen
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Knovel Subject Areas available to UMass Lowell users:
|Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings & Inks|
|Aerospace & Radar Technology|
|Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology|
|Ceramics & Ceramic Engineering|
|Chemistry & Chemical Engineering|
|Civil Engineering & Construction Materials|
|Electrical & Power Engineering|
|Electronics & Semiconductors|
|Environment & Environmental Engineering|
|General Engineering & Engineering Management|
|Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering|
|Metals & Metallurgy|
|Oil & Gas Engineering|
|Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Toiletries|
|Plastics & Rubbers|
|Safety & Industrial Hygiene|
|Sax’s Dangerous Properties|