Petrol & Light Distillates Testing

INEOS Laboratory Grangemouth offers a testing service for petrol (to BS EN228) and light distillate materials.

Product Specification Reference
Automotive fuels: Unleaded petrol; Requirements and test methods

Petrol / Light Distillates Tests

Tests marked * are ISO17025 accredited

Test Name Method
Density - oscillating U-tube method*
Hydrocarbon types in petroleum products - Fluorescent indicator adsorption method
Hydrocarbon types and oxygenates in automotive motor gasoline - Multidimensional GC method
PIONA / PNA / nPIPNA / OPNA / PONA / PHONA analysis by Reformulyzer GC
Vapour pressure - Part 1: Determination of air saturated vapour pressure (ASVP) and calculated dry vapour pressure equivalent (DVPE)
Gum content of light and middle distillate fuels - Jet evaporation method
Petroleum products - Determination of water - Coulometric Karl Fischer titration method
Oxidation stability of gasoline - Induction period method
Distillation characteristics at atmospheric pressure
Corrosiveness to copper - Copper Strip Test
Sulphur content of automotive fuels - Ultraviolet fluorescence method
Motor octane number (MON) of spark ignition engine fuel
Research octane number (RON) of spark ignition engine fuel
Corrosiveness of silver from petroleum products by silver strip test
Free water and particulate contamination in distillate fuels - Visual inspection procedures
Microbiological analysis in fuels, lubricant and water samples
Ethanol as a blending component for petrol - Determination of water content - Karl Fischer Coulometric titration method
Analysis of ethanol as a blending component for petrol by gas chromatography (GC)