The principles of the isochoric method are described, as well as the different variants of this method that can be considered according to the technique used to determine the amount of fluid inside the high pressure cell. An automated isochoric apparatus to measure the density of binary mixtures is presented. Accurate isochoric measurements of density of pure fluids, involving molecules like methanol, and mixtures, such as nitrogen plus methane and a multicomponent system with a composition representative of the U.S.A. commercial Gulf Coast natural gas, are analyzed. Moreover, the effect of the thermal degradation of fluids at high temperatures on the accuracy of the density measurements is also discussed.
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