baumé gravity


baumé gravity
abbr. Be
Gravity expressed on the Baumé scale for liquids lighter or heavier than water. The API gravity scale is now used for liquids by the petroleum industry instead of the Baumé scale.

Petroleum refining glossary. 2013.

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