Pilot Plant Analytical Support Services

Analytical Support for Characterization and Unit Control Purposes

Intertek Pilot Plant Services can adapt to customer requirements and offers several options to ensure the test type and required turnaround time match the goals of the project. Options for both characterization and unit control include both onsite and external options:

  • External analytical support options include:
    • Remote support within the Intertek network coordinated through labs such as Allentown, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, and more.
    • Remote support external to the Intertek network yet local to the Pittsburgh region for reduced turnaround time.
  • Onsite analytical support options include:
    • Local support using newly sourced instruments procured specifically for a customer project.
    • Local support using customer-supplied instrument(s).
    • Local support using Intertek Pilot Plant in-house instruments that can accommodate both developmental and standardized testing. The standardized test methods available are as follows:

      ASTM D1160Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Reduced Pressure (Manual)
      ASTM D1218 Standard Test Method for Refractive Index and Refractive Dispersion of Hydrocarbon Liquids
      ASTM D1298 Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method
      ASTM D130 Standard Test Method for Corrosiveness to Copper from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Test
      ASTM D1319 Standard Test Method for Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption
      ASTM D1322 Standard Test Method for Smoke Point of Kerosene and Aviation Turbine Fuel
      ASTM D1500 Standard Test Method for ASTM Color of Petroleum Products (ASTM Color Scale)
      ASTM D156 Standard Test Method for Saybolt Color of Petroleum Products (Saybolt Chromometer Method)
      ASTM D1657 Standard Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Light Hydrocarbons by Pressure Hydrometer
      ASTM D2270 Standard Practice for Calculating Viscosity Index from Kinematic Viscosity at 40 °C and 100 °C
      ASTM D2386 Standard Test Method for Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels
      ASTM D2699Standard Test Method for Research Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel
      ASTM D2700Standard Test Method for Motor Octane Number of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel
      ASTM D2709 Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Middle Distillate Fuels by Centrifuge
      ASTM D287 Standard Test Method for API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hydrometer Method)
      ASTM D2887 Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography 1, 2
      ASTM D3230 Standard Test Method for Salts in Crude Oil (Electrometric Method)
      ASTM D3235 Standard Test Method for Solvent Extractables in Petroleum Waxes
      ASTM D3279 Standard Test Method for n-Heptane Insolubles
      ASTM D4007 Standard Test Method for Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method (Laboratory Procedure)
      ASTM D4052 Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter
      ASTM D4058 Standard Test Method for Attrition and Abrasion of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers
      ASTM D4179 Standard Test Method for Single Pellet Crush Strength of Formed Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers
      ASTM D4402 Standard Test Method for Viscosity Determination of Asphalt at Elevated Temperatures Using a Rotational Viscometer
      ASTM D445 Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)
      ASTM D4629Standard Test Method for Trace Nitrogen in Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Syringe/Inlet Oxidative Combustion and Chemiluminescence Detection
      ASTM D4737 Standard Test Method for Calculated Cetane Index by Four Variable Equation
      ASTM D4807 Standard Test Method for Sediment in Crude Oil by Membrane Filtration
      ASTM D4928 Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration
      ASTM D4952 Standard Test Method for Qualitative Analysis for Active Sulfur Species in Fuels and Solvents (Doctor Test)
      ASTM D5453 Standard Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Light Hydrocarbons, Spark Ignition Engine Fuel, Diesel Engine Fuel, and Engine Oil by Ultraviolet Fluorescence
      ASTM D5771 Standard Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products and Liquid Fuels (Optical Detection Stepped Cooling Method)
      ASTM D5950 Standard Test Method for Pour Point of Petroleum Products (Automatic Tilt Method)
      ASTM D6175 Standard Test Method for Radial Crush Strength of Extruded Catalyst and Catalyst Carrier Particles
      ASTM D6304 Standard Test Method for Determination of Water in Petroleum Products, Lubricating Oils, and Additives by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration
      ASTM D6352 Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Distillates in Boiling Range from 174 °C to 700 °C by Gas Chromatography
      ASTM D6591 Standard Test Method for Determination of Aromatic Hydrocarbon Types in Middle Distillates—High Performance Liquid Chromatography Method with Refractive Index Detection
      ASTM D70 Standard Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)
      ASTM D721 Standard Test Method for Oil Content of Petroleum Waxes
      ASTM D86Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure (Manual)
      ASTM D87 Standard Test Method for Melting Point of Petroleum Wax (Cooling Curve)
      ASTM D893 Standard Test Method for Insolubles in Used Lubricating Oils (Pentane)
      ASTM D893 Standard Test Method for Insolubles in Used Lubricating Oils (Toluene)
      ASTM D92 Standard Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester
      ASTM D93 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
      ASTM D938 Standard Test Method for Congealing Point of Petroleum Waxes, Including Petrolatum
      ASTM D976 Standard Test Method for Calculated Cetane Index of Distillate Fuels
      UOP 326 Diene Value by Maleic Anhydride Addition Reaction
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