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ETHANE provides thermodynamic properties for real fluid ethane using the fundamental equation of state developed by Bücker and Wagner, A Reference Equation of State for the Thermodynamic Properties of Ethane for Temperatures from the Melting Line to 675 K and Pressures up to 900 MPa, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2006 


The values of specific enthalpy and entropy are by default referred to zero at the ideal gas state corresponding to 298.15 K and 101.3 kPa.  The reference state can be changed using the $Reference directive.  The equation of state provides thermodynamic properties for temperatures between 90.37 K and 675 K at pressures up to 900 MPa.


Correlations for transport properties are from: 

B.A. Younglove and J.F. Ely, 

"Thermophysical Properties of Fluids. II Methane, Ethane, Propane, Isobutane and Normal Butane"

J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data Vol. 16, No. 4, 1987.


Note the following typographical errors in this paper.

 Eqn. 20: exponent should be (4-n)/3 not (n+2)/3

 Table 2:  C[8] should be +0.209661014;

 Eqn 26:  the term beginning with F2 should be preceded with a plus sign

 Eqn 29:  exponent should be 4-n

 Eqn 30:  exponent should be 7-n


Range of applicability for transport functions:

   90.35 K < T <  623 K

 0 < P < 69 MPa


Surface tension data are provided using the information in:

Mulero, A., Cachadina, I, and Parra, M.

"Recommended Correlations for the Surface Tension of Common Fluids"

J.Phys. Chem Ref. Data, Vol. 41, No.4, 2012


Note that ETHANE  provides thermodynamic properties assuming real fluid behavior.  Use C2H6 for ideal gas properties of ethane consistent with reference states used in combustion calculations.  



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