UOP Standards

What is UOP?

Universal Oil Products (UOP) standards provide guidelines for oil and petroleum product testing and analysis. UOP standards primarily cover test methods for oil, gas and materials used or generated in refining. UOP’s processes produce the fuels that power our cars, trucks, jets and trains.

UOP’s process technologies, equipment and lifecycle solutions are helping customers generate the most value from every drop of oil, every cubic foot of natural gas and every ton of coal. UOP has more than 3,000 active patents.

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UOP Standards

In addition to providing guidelines for oil and petroleum product testing and analysis, over 300 analytical methods and procedures support the installation, implementation, maintenance and safe operation of UOP-licensed processes. These test methods are a valuable resource to help users analyze feedstocks and various process streams.

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Petroleum Distillates

Doctor test, fractionation, disulfide sulfur, sodium by ICP-OES or AAS, chlorides by microcoulometry, color stability, and more.

Liquid Hydrocarbons

Hydrogen sulfide and mercaptan sulfur, nitrogen bases, bromine number and index, water by coulometry, trace non-aromatics, C6 and lower boiling hydrocarbons in naphthas, inorganic and organic chlorides, dissolved molecular oxygen by electrochemical detection, oxygen by pyrolysis, chloride by dry colorimetry, mercury and mercury species, and more.

Liquified Petroleum Gases (LPG)

Disulfide sulfur, free sulfur by mercury number, sulfur components by GC-SCD, trace hydrocarbons by GC, chlorides by microcoulometry, nitrogen by chemiluminescence, nitrogen by IC, BTEX impurities, and many more.


Bulk density of fluid cracking, platinum in fresh catalyst, chloride in alumina and silica-alumina by microwave digestion, impurities by ICP-OES, fines by sieve analysis, sodium by AAS, Soxhlet extraction, hydrogen fluoride alkylation and regenerator bottoms, carbon by induction furnace combustion, packed apparent bulk density (ABD) of extruded catalyst, fluoride, palladium, gold, nickel, tungsten, and potassium in catalysts, and many more.

Gas Chromatography

Impurities in styrene, trace CO and CO2 in hydrogen and light gases, boiling point distribution, aromatics in hydrocarbons, normal paraffins, organic analysis of distillate by comprehensive two dimensional GC with flame ionization detection, trace propadiene and methyl acetylene impurities in polymer grade propylene, trace methyl mercaptans, trace carbonyl sulfide in ethylene, arsine and phosphine in ethylene and propylene, and many more.