ASTM ethanol fuel testing.

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Intertek tests fuel grade ethanol to ASTM standards. Ethanol testing laboratories also provide sampling and ethanol cargo inspection services. Ethanol testing and inspection services are available in the USA, Brazil, Europe, Australia, and other locations. Ethanol fuel test methods include standardized testing methods from the NBR (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials).

Intertek ethanol testing labs analyze ethanol content and impurities testing by methods for required for fuel grade ethanol. Fuel grade denatured ethanol testing is provided on a global basis. Additional biofuel testing includes fusel oils, esters, and methanol content.

Fuel ethanol testing:

Appearance, Color
Specific Gravity 60/60F ASTM D1364
Composition by Gas Chromatography
Ethanol, Tert-Butyl Alcohol
Methanol Acetone, Isopropyl Alcohol , n-Propanol, Ethyl Acetate, MIBK, MEK , Toluene, Heptane
Diethyl Phthalate
E75 E85 Fuel Ethanol Testing
California & USA Federal Requirements for fuel grade ethanol 
D5453 quality specifications
Denaturant Testing per ASTM D5580 for Aromatics , Benzene and Olefins.

ASTM D4806-1 fuel ethanol tests

Ethanol D5501
Methanol D5501
Gum D381
Water E1064
Denaturant D5501
Chloride D512
Copper D1688
Acidity D1613
pHe D6423
Appearance Visual 

Additional ethanol fuel tests:

Aldehydes D2119
Alkalinity as Nh1 D1614
Dry Residue, Non-volatile Matter D1353
Perm Time D1363
Chloride, Sulfates and other Anions D5827
Prepaid Sample Shipping Kits are available for your convenience in the USA.

*E-85 is defined as an alternative fuel composed of 85% ethanol and 15 % conventional gasoline by volume.

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