A set of very specific chemical compounds obtained from petroleum or natural gas, as gasoline, kerosene, or petrolatum are Petrochemicals. The vast majority of petrochemicals, however, are derived from oil or natural gas. Oil and natural gas are used as feed stocks also.Many petrochemicals are produced under extreme temperatures (over 1500 â°F) and pressures (over 1000 psi)that requires large amounts of energy and sophisticated engineering. Because of these extreme operating conditions, energy consumption accounts for a significant portion of the total cost of production. Access to inexpensive and reliable energy sources (such as natural gas) is essential for ensuring the petrochemical industry remains competitive in an increasingly global marketplace.
- Track 1-1 ASTM Chemical Testing
- Track 2-2 Trace Analysis of Petrochemicals
- Track 3-3 Gas Chromatography Testing for Petroleum