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We have an extensive analytical capability, with techniques such as GC; GCMS; ICP; HPLC; IC; XRF; FTIR; UV as well as a range of specialist analytical testing equipment for many applications, such as sulphur measurement.

We can check fuels for contamination by water, solids or other fuels.

Please refer to the list of tests below for more information on our methods, or download the full testing services PDF for further test information.

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Test Name Method
Density - oscillating U-tube method*
Distillation characteristics of petroleum products - Micro distillation method
Mercaptans, hydrogen sulphide, elemental sulphur and peroxides - Doctor test method
Electrical conductivity of aviation and distillate fuels
Corrosiveness to copper - Copper Strip Test
Hydrocarbon types in petroleum products - Fluorescent indicator adsorption method
Thiol (mercaptan) sulphur in light and middle distillate fuels - Potentiometric method
Sulphur in petroleum and petroleum products by energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry
Filter blocking tendency
Cold Filter Blocking Tendency
Distillation characteristics at atmospheric pressure
Transparent and opaque liquids - kinematic viscosity and calculation of dynamic viscosity
Flash point - Abel closed cup method
Flash point - Pensky Martens closed cup method
Sulphur content of automotive fuels - Ultraviolet fluorescence method
Total Sulphur in Light Hydrocarbons, Spark Ignition Engine Fuel, Diesel Engine Fuel, and Engine Oil by Ultraviolet Fluorescence
Determination of Quinizarin in Gas Oil - Spectrophotometric Method
Free water and particulate contamination in distillate fuels and Haze rating - Visual inspection procedures
Water content of Petroleum Product - Dean & Stark distillation method *
Freezing point of aviation fuels - Automatic laser method
Saybolt Colour of Petroleum Products - Saybolt chromometer method
Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), derived from bio-diesel fuel, in aviation turbine fuel: GC-MS with selective ion monitoring / scan detection method
Water separation characteristics of aviation turbine fuels by portable separometer
Naphthalene hydrocarbons in aviation turbine fuels by ultraviolet spectrophotometry
Antioxidant (AO32) content of aviation turbine fuel by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Static dissipater additive (SDA) in aviation turbine fuel by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Existent gum content of aviation turbine fuel - Jet evaporation method
Smoke point of kerosene, manual and automated methods
Acid number of aviation turbine fuels - Colour indicator method
Particulate contaminant in aviation turbine fuels by laboratory filtration
Thermal oxidation stability of gas turbine fuels (JFTOT)
Level of cleanliness of aviation turbine fuel - Portable automatic particle counter method
Kerosene burning characteristics - 24 hour method
Smoke point of kerosene
Coumarin in kerosene by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Motor octane number (MON) of spark ignition engine fuel
Research octane number (RON) of spark ignition engine fuel
Oxidation stability of gasoline - Induction period method
Vapour pressure - Part 1: Determination of air saturated vapour pressure (ASVP) and calculated dry vapour pressure equivalent (DVPE)
Hydrocarbon types and oxygenates in automotive motor gasoline - Multidimensional GC method
PIONA / PNA / nPIPNA / OPNA / PONA / PHONA analysis by Reformulyzer GC
Corrosiveness of silver from petroleum products by silver strip test
Gum content of light and middle distillate fuels - Jet evaporation method
Diesel and domestic heating fuels - cold filter plugging point (CFPP)
Cloud point of petroleum products - Automatic stepped cooling method
Petroleum products - Determination of cloud point (manual method)
Petroleum products - Determination of pour point
Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) content in middle distillates - Infrared (IR) spectrometry method
Contamination in middle distillates
Diesel fuel - Assessment of lubricity using the high-frequency reciprocating rig (HFRR)
Derived cetane number (DCN) of diesel fuel oils - Ignition delay and combustion delay using a constant volume combustion chamber method (CID)
Calculations of cetane index of middle-distillate fuels by the four-variable equation
Oxidation stability of middle distillate fuels
Acid or base number - Colour indicator titration method
Weak and strong acid number - Potentiometric titration method
Crude petroleum - Determination of water content - Coulometric Karl Fischer titration method
Petroleum products - Determination of water - Coulometric Karl Fischer titration method
Ethanol as a blending component for petrol - Determination of water content - Karl Fischer Coulometric titration method
Aromatic hydrocarbon types in middle distillates - HPLC method with refractive index detection (suitable for streams which contain FAME)
ASTM colour of petroleum products
Hydrogen sulphide in fuel oils - Rapid liquid phase extraction method
Carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen content of petroleum products and lubricants *
Determination of ash *
Asphaltenes (heptane insolubles) in crude petroleum and petroleum products
Carbon residue - Micro method (MCRT)
Sulphur content - Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry *
Aluminium, silicon, vanadium, nickel, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc and phosphorous in residual fuel oil by ashing, fusion and inductively coupled plasma emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)
Total sediment in residual fuel oils - Part 1: Determination by hot filtration
Total sediment in residual fuel oils - Part 2: Determination using standard procedures for ageing
Crude petroleum and fuel oils: Determination of sediment (extraction method)
Total salts content of crude oil - conductivity method
Organically bound trace nitrogen - Oxidative combustion and chemiluminescence method
Colour of clear liquids: Platinum-Cobalt scale
Composition of LPG and propylene concentrates - Gas chromatography method
Analysis of natural gas streams *
Commercial propane and butane - Analysis by gas chromatography (GC) *
Boiling range distribution of petroleum fractions by gas chromatography (SIMDIS)
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in commercial butane and propane (Stain test)
Residues in liquefied petroleum gases (LPG)
Determination of residue of hydrocarbon liquids on evaporation by water bath
Analysis of ethylene product by gas chromatography (GC)
Microbiological analysis in fuels, lubricant and water samples
Analysis of ethanol as a blending component for petrol by gas chromatography (GC)
Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) fuel and blends with diesel fuel - Determination of oxidation stability by accelerated oxidation method (Rancimat)
Composition of fuel gas streams by Hi-speed refinery gas analyser (RGA)*
Analysis by Hi-speed refinery gas analyser (RGA)
Trace fixed gases by gas chromatography with helium ionisation detector (GC HID)
Sulphur compounds in liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), gases and liquids by gas chromatography with pulsed flame photometric detector (GC PFPD)
Water Analysis - pH
Water Analysis - Total Suspended Solids
Effluent Analysis - pH*
Effluent Analysis - Total Suspended Solids*