Heavy Distillate Fuel Tests

Fuel oil, bunker fuel, lube oil, residual fuel, vacuum gas oil (VGO) and other heavy fuel testing.

Intertek heavy distillates fuel testing conforms to ASTM, ISO, IP and other international test methods and standards for a wide range of heavy petroleum refined fuels. Heavy distillate fuel testing is available throughout Intertek's global laboratory network. Expertise includes fuel quality control, trouble-shooting, contamination identification, and R&D support.

Residual Fuel, Fuel Oil Testing AnalysisFuel Oil Tests, ASTM
API Gravity, Density, Relative DensityD287, D1298, D4052
Ash Content TestD482
Flashpoint Test (PMCC)D93, others
Pour Point TestD97
Sediment Content D473
Sulfur Content AnalysisD4294
Viscosity - KinematicD445
Water Content D95
S & W (Centrifuge) D1796

Number 2 Fuel Oil Basic Testing Analysis:

Residual Fuel, Fuel OilFuel Oil Tests
API Gravity, Density, Relative Density D287, D1298, D 4052
Appearance, HazeD4176, Colonial
Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen (CHN)D5291
Cetane Index (Calculation Only)D976, D4737 (A or B)
CloudpointD2500, D5771, D5773
ColorD1500
Copper CorrosionD130
DistillationD86
FlashpointD93, others
PourpointD97, D5950, D5949
Sulfur ContentD4294
Sulfur Content (WDXRF)D2622
Sulfur Content by Oxidative MicrocoulometryD3120
Sulfur Content by UV FluorescenceD5453
S & W (Centrifuge)D1796 / D2709
Metals Analysis- Al, Si, V, Ni, Fe, Na, etc.IP470, D5184, IP 377
Metals Analysis- Ni, V, Na Solvent DilutionD5863B, AAS/AES
Metals Analysis - Ni, V, Fe Digestion & AshingD5863A, AAS/AES
Trace Metals AnalysisICP, AAS, AES
Metals Testing- Ni, V, Fe, Digestion & Ashing D5708B, D5708A
Microscopic Characterization of Particulates (wear debris)  
Molecular WeightD2502
NACE CorrosionTM0172
Nitrogen Content Kjeldahl D3228
Nitrogen Content, Nitrogen SpeciationD4629, D5762 Chemiluminescence
Nitrogen, BasesUOP269, UOP313
Oxidation StabilityD2274, D6468 (Octel F21), D5304
Particulate Contamination D6217, IP 415
pH ValueD1293
Polypropylene in Fuels, Qualitative, Quantitative BP Marine A, BP Marine B
Pourpoint 
Refractive IndexD1218
Salt ContentD3230, D6470, IP 77
Sediment in Lube OilsD2273
Sediment by Hot FiltrationD4870,IP 375
Sediment - PotentialIP 390 + IP 375
Simulated DistillationD2887 Sim Dis
Storage Stability of DieselD4625
Stability Testing, Fuel Oil Peptization Value P-value and P0/Frmax Rotterdam
Sulfur / SulphurD129
Sulfur Dioxide Emissions (Calculation)  
Sulfur, Sulphur Speciation 
Toluene or Xylene Equivalence  
Ultimate Analysis (CHN with O by difference.)D5291
Unsulfonated Residue in DieselD483
Viscosity (Saybolt) in DieselD445, D2161
Viscosity, KinematicD445
Viscosity Index D445,D2270
Viscosity Testing 
Water ContentE203, D6304
Wax Appearance in Distillates D3117
Wax Content UOP46
Water Separability (Demulsification)D1401, FTM 3201
 
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