Fuels and Lubricants

We undertake analyses and tests on fuels, mixtures of hydrocarbons, mineral oils, petroleum (propulsion, heating, and shipping), and lubricants for quality control and product certification.

Routine assays and tests include:

  • Cetane Index
  • Density
  • Flashpoint
  • Carbon residue
  • Ash
  • Water content
  • Detection of tetraethylic lead (contamination of unleaded gasoline with super)
  • Sulfur content
  • Suspended solids
  • Viscosity
  • Distillate at 250°C, 350°C and 95% (v/v)
  • Temperature of cold filter plugging (CFPP)
  • Qualitative detection of solvent yellow 124 (tracer of heating oil)
  • Qualitative detection of quinizarin (tracer of shipping oil)
  • Copper corrosion
  • Additional assays upon request

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