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Blending operations

Mixing finished gasoline requires level monitoring of blending stocks, in-line blending, additive storage, dilution systems and injection systems. Blend stocks are straight-run gasoline, alkylate, reformate, benzene, toluene and xylene. Additives include octane boosters, metal deactivators, anti-oxidant and knock agents, gum and rust inhibitors, and detergents.


Level is normally measured only for inventory control and, in some cases, custody transfer. The precision of level indication that is required varies. If level is used only for internal inventory control, a less accurate measurement can be used. If level is used for custody transfer, highly accurate measurements are required.