BS EN 590 Diesel Fuel Testing

BS-EN-590 city diesel fuel quality testing.

Intertek provides diesel fuel oil testing and inspection services in Europe, including to BS EN 590 quality specifications. Fuel testing services are available for the full range of refined fuels, including diesel fuel, fuel oil, residual fuels and more.

City diesel specifications:

BS EN 590 TestsBS EN 590 Test Methods
AppearanceVisual
ColourVisual
Free Water and SedimentVisual
Flash Point, ºCIP34, ASTM D93, ISO 2719, EN22719
Carbon ResidueIP 14, ASTM D524, ISO 10370
Ash ContentIP 4, ASTM D482, ISO 6245
Water ContentASTM D1744 (KF)
Particulate Matter, mg/kgDIN 51419, EN12662, IP440
Copper Strip Corrosion IP 154, ASTM D130, ISO 2160
Oxidation Stability, minutesASTM D2274, ISO12205, IP388
Sulphur ContentIP33, ISO 8754, ASTM D3120, IP373
Cold Filter Plugging PointIP 309, EN116
>Density at 15ºC Kg/LASTM D4052, ISO3675
Viscosity at 40ºC mm ²/sIP 71, ASTM D445, ISO 3104
Cetane Number and Cetane IndexASTM D613, BS5580, ISO5165
DistillationIP 123, ISO3405, ASTM D86
Initial Boiling Point, IBP 
Final Boiling Point, IBP 
Cloud Point ºCASTM D2500, EN23015
Lubricity HFRR HFRR Low Sulphur Fuel Lubricity TestingISO 12156-1
Poly Cyclic Aromatics (PCA's)IP391
Cetane Index Calculation Only (4)ISO 4264, IP380
Optional tests for City Diesel fuel: 
Oxygen - ElementalElemental Analyser
NitrogenASTM D4629 Chemiluminescence
ChlorineASTM D4929 Microcoulometer
Calorific Value GrossIP12
Calorific Value NetIP12 Providing Sulphur and Hydrogen are known
Sample size required - 5.0 Litres 

Above tests are to the EN590, City Diesel and ULSD requirements.

* Only one Sulphur Content Method would apply to the above

Intertek tests diesel fuel for business and governmental clients, and does not provide testing for individuals.

 

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