Tucker, L.

Metrohm USA, Riverview, Florida

Larry Tucker is Vice President of Business Development at Metrohm USA. He actively participates in ASTM committee D02 Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants, where he serves as Vice Chairman of Subcommittee 6 Liquid Fuels and Lubricants. He has led and participated in the development and improvement of numerous ASTM test methods and standards. Mr. Tucker received his BS degree in chemistry from the University of West Florida, and has more than 35 years of industry experience in developing analytical test methods.

New method to measure TAN of crude oil and refinery distillation fractions

Many refiners look at discounted opportunity crudes as a way to improve their margin spread. The growing varieties of discounted opportunity crudes on the market contain certain risks for the purchaser, such as high naphthenic acid or sulfur content.