True vapor pressure
True vapor pressure (TVP) is a common measure of the volatility of petroleum distillate fuels. It is defined as the equilibrium partial pressure exerted by a volatile organic liquid as a function of temperature as determined by the test method ASTM D 2879.
The true vapor pressure (TVP) at 100 °F differs slightly from the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) (per definition also at 100 °F), as it excludes dissolved fixed gases such as air. Conversions between the two can be found here (p 7.1-54 and onwards)
- ASTM D2879 - 97(2007) Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure-Temperature Relationship and Initial Decomposition Temperature of Liquids by Isoteniscope
- USA's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publication AP-42, Compilation of Air Pollutant Emissions. Chapter 7
|This physical chemistry-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|