API, the API Technical Data Committee, and EPCON International are pleased to provide the publication of the 10th Edition of the essential API Tech Data Book. API has sponsored this important flagship project since the first edition of the API Tech Data Book was released in 1966. For 50 years, the project has been managed by the API Technical Data committee, whose members include the petroleum industry's leading experts in thermodynamics and chemical engineering. API member companies and EPCON International have worked on improving the API Technical Data Book into a full electronic software and printed reference manual product for the past 18 years for the benefit of engineers working in the petroleum industry. This is one of the many projects that API is pursuing to benefit its member companies.
Included is a property simulation software package with rigorous 3-phase flash capabilities that delivers over 130 API recommended methods. The Data Book Explorer software interface enables quick searching of any text or phase within a specific chapter of the Data Book with single click access for direct calculation of these API methods within the property simulation software.
The purpose of the API Technical Data Book is to provide a critically reviewed compilation of the physical and thermodynamic data and correlations that are of most interest to petroleum refiners for practical application to process evaluation and equipment design. Chapters on the following topics are provided in electronic, search-able software format along with software applications for implementation of recommended Data Book methods.
Chapter 01 - General Data
Chapter 02 - Characterization of Hydrocarbons
Chapter 03 - Distillation Interconversions
Chapter 04 - Critical Properties
Chapter 05 - Vapor Pressure
Chapter 06 - Density
Chapter 07 - Thermal Properties
Chapter 08 - Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium K-Values
Chapter 09 - Phase Equilibria in Water Systems
Chapter 10 - Surface and Interfacial Tension
Chapter 11 - Viscosity
Chapter 12 - Thermal Conductivity
Chapter 13 - Diffusivity
Chapter 14 - Combustion
Chapter 15 - Adsorption Equilibria
Chapter 16 - Software Applications