Learn how to prevent disruptions like dead oil viscosity, and more!
An oil sample is considered "dead" when it has lost all dissolved gases and volatiles. Depending on the density of the oil, it must go through one of two processes to be converted into fuel oil or diesel. Density measurement in a laboratory usually takes up to 8 hours. If an oil batch is fed to the wrong process because the laboratory results are not available in time, this can lead to significant losses in the medium term. Waiting for the laboratory results to continue production would further increase the negative effects.