Testing Services

Gas Oil/ Diesel/ Middle Distillates

INEOS Laboratory Grangemouth offers a testing service for middle distillate materials, including diesel, gas oil, marine fuel and kerosene.

Product Specification Reference
Automotive fuels: Diesel; Requirements and test methods

BS EN590

Gas oil: Class A2; Automotive distillate fuel for non-road mobile machinery

BS 2869 Class A2

Gas oil: Class D; Middle distillate fuels for stationary applications

BS 2869 Class D

Kerosene: Class C; Characteristics of kerosine-type burner fuels

BS 2869 Class C

Gas Oil/ Diesel/ Middle
Distillates Tests (35KB)

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Tests marked * are ISO17025 accredited

Test Name Method
Density - oscillating U-tube method *

IP 365

Corrosiveness to copper - Copper Strip Test

IP 154

Cold filter blocking tendency


Sulphur content - Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry *

IP 336

Filter blocking tendency

IP 387

Distillation characteristics at atmospheric pressure

IP 123

Transparent and opaque liquids - kinematic viscosity and calculation of dynamic viscosity

IP 71

Flash point - Pensky Marten closed cup method

IP 34

Sulphur content of automotive fuels - Ultraviolet fluorescence method

IP 490

Smoke point of kerosene, manual and automated methods

IP 598

Kerosene burning characteristics - 24 hour method

IP 10

Coumarin in kerosene by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

IP 374

Diesel and domestic heating fuels - cold filter plugging point (CFPP)

IP 309

Cloud point of petroleum products - Automatic stepped cooling method

IP 444

Petroleum products - Determination of cloud point (manual method)

IP 219

Petroleum products - Determination of pour point

IP 15

Determination of Quinizarin in Gas Oil - Spectrophotometric Method

1P 298

Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) content in middle distillates - Infrared (IR) spectrometry method

IP 579

Contamination in middle distillates

IP 440

Diesel fuel - Assessment of lubricity using the high-frequency reciprocating rig (HFRR)

IP 450

Derived cetane number (DCN) of diesel fuel oils - Ignition delay and combustion delay using a constant volume combustion chamber method (CID)

ASTM D7668

Calculation of cetane index of middle distillate fuels by four variable equation

IP 380

Oxidation stability of middle distillate fuels

IP 388

Acid or base number - Colour indicator titration method

IP 139

Weak or strong acid number - Potentiometric titration method

IP 177

Petroleum products - Determination of water - Coulometric Karl Fischer titration method


Determination of ash *

IP 4

Carbon residue - Micro method (MCRT)

IP 398

Free water and particulate contamination in distillate fuels and Haze rating - Visual inspection procedures 1 & 2

ASTM D4176

Electrical conductivity of aviation and distillate fuels

IP 274

Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) fuel and blends with diesel fuel - Determination of oxidation stability by accelerated oxidation method (Rancimat)

IP 574

Microbiological analysis in fuels, lubricant and water samples

IP 613