Fuel Oils / Heavy Distillates

INEOS Laboratory Grangemouth offers a testing service for fuel oils and heavy distillate materials.

Product Specification Reference
Petroleum products - Fuels (class F) - Specifications of marine fuels: Residual marine fuels

Fuel Oil / Heavy Distillates Tests

Tests marked * are ISO17025 accredited

Test Name Method
Density - oscillating U-tube method*
Transparent and opaque liquids - kinematic viscosity and calculation of dynamic viscosity
Sulphur content - Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry *
Flash point - Pensky Martens closed cup method
Hydrogen sulphide in fuel oils - Rapid liquid phase extraction method
Carbon residue - Micro method (MCRT)
Weak or strong acid number - Potentiometric titration method
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
Petroleum products - Determination of pour point
Water content of Petroleum Product - Dean & Stark distillation method *
Determination of ash *
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)
Carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen content of petroleum products and lubricants *
Microbiological analysis in fuels, lubricant and water samples