What is the derivation of formula used for determining to API gravity of crude oil ?

formula for API gravity

API Gravity = 141.5 – S.G/ 131.5

From where values 141.5 & 131.5 are taken

Answer:
141.5 comes from hydrometers that were distributed with a modulus of 141.5 instead of the Baume 140

131.5 is the cut off for light crude

anything less is medium crude and less than 122.3 is heavy crude


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