Temperature Error

Definition - What does Temperature Error mean?

Temperature Error is the deviation of a measurement reading caused by a change in media or environmental temperature. Temperature measurement errors seriously affect the liquid volumes in storage tanks and lead to the use of the wrong volume-correction factor from the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)/API petroleum-measurement table. The use of an incorrect factor results in an error in the net volume (i.e., volume at the reference temperature).

Petropedia explains Temperature Error

Temperature is the comparative measurement of the hotness or coldness of an object or material. It shows the degree of heat that is present in a particular substance or object The most common units of measuring temperature are Celsius (°C), Fahrenheit (°F), and Kelvin (K). A thermometer is the device that is used to measure temperature. The temperature of the volume of fluids in a storage tank is constantly measured so as to use the correct volume-correction factor. The volume of the fluids depends greatly on the right measurement of temperature of the fluid. A change in the environment temperature can lead to a temperature error.

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