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- Fluid Mechanics
- Solid Mechanics
API (American Petroleum Institute) gravity is a dimensionless measure of the density of a petroleum liquid (e.g. oil) compared to water.
For an API gravity greater than 10, a petroleum liquid will float on water. Conversely, an API gravity less than 10, will cause petroleum liquid to sink in water.
As such, an oil with a low specific gravity will have a high API gravity.
|API||Specific Gravity||Density (std condns)|
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