Fuel Lab can be applied to analyse fuel samples (Fuel Oil, Diesel and other derivates of petroleum products) and Analysis of Oil Samples (Hydraulic and Lubricating oils). Bellow we provide you the full Fuel Lab Catalog for your appreciation.

FUEL OIL

Apparent Density @ 50ºC (ASTM D1298)

DESCRIPTION

It consists of an expeditions and a quick method for determining the amount of matter that is present per unit of vol.

 
ADVANTAGES

This test enables the determination of the density of any fuel type, in the following range of values: 0.85 to 1.05 g/cm³.

Kinetic Viscosity @ 50ºC (IS0 3104 and ISO 8217)

DESCRIPTION

Viscosity corresponds to a physical property that characterizes the resistance of a given fluid to flow, as well as the shear deformation. It corresponds to the internal friction in the fluids due to intermolecular interactions and this magnitude is generally a function of temperature. In addition of being a function of temperature, in particular the kinematic viscosity is a function of the specific mass of the product.

 
ADVANTAGES

The present test makes it possible to determine the viscosity of the fuel by using a kinematic viscometer set at a specific temperature (50 ° C). The test is bared on international standard ISO 3104 and allows the determination of values in the range of 5-700 mm²/s (cSt) using the gauge used.

Determination of water content by the oil column method

DESCRIPTION

The water content of a fuel is determined in order to minimize the possibility of corrosion problems, especially in cases where the sulphur content is high, as well as to avoid influences on the calorific value of the fuel. Water increases the possibility of formation of emulsions which can cause problems in the nebulization of the product.

 
ADVANTAGES

A quick method that allows accurate quantification of the water content (in a scale from 0 to 1 v/v %).

Nature of the water (fresh or salt water)

DESCRIPTION

A quick method of determining the nature of the water present in the fuel, in particular specifying whether.

 
ADVANTAGES

Neglect the presence of salts present in the water that lead later to phenomena like corrosion or degradation of materials.

Determination of TAN or TBN Value (ASTM D974)

DESCRIPTION

Determination of acid or basic constituents in fuel samples. It is applicable for the determination of acids or bases whose dissociation constants in water are greater than 10-9.

 
ADVANTAGES

A quick method of determining the level of acidity/basicity of the fuel.

Insoluble content and dilution of Diesel

DESCRIPTION

Determination of the fraction of insolubles and diesel oil present in the sample of fuel oil under study by comparison with reference letters.

 
ADVANTAGES

It allows for an expeditious determination of the level of contamination of insolubles present in the sample, as well as the degree of dispersivity of the samples (eg.: soot concentration). It allows to evaluate the need to replace the product in order not to detect equipment and materials.

Flash Point and Fire Point determination in open cup (ASTM D92)

DESCRIPTION

The flash point corresponds to the lowest temperature at which a fuel releases enough steam to form a flammable mixture from an external source of heat. It is not sufficient for combustion to be maintained. In turn, the combustion point is the lowest temperature at which the steam of a fuel will continue to burn for at least 5 seconds after ignition by an open flame.

 
ADVANTAGES

Determine the flash point and fire point of a fuel sample using the open cup method (according to international standard). It assesses the range of applicability (combustion) of the fuel and assesses its danger.

Determination of Carbon Aromatic Index (CCAI) (ISO 8217)

DESCRIPTION

Estimation of CCAI value based on the knowledge of several fuel properties.

 
ADVANTAGES

It allows to avoid the use of fuels with kinematic viscosity ratios and low density characteristics.
Provides information about the ignition delay of the fuel.

Asphaltenes Content

DESCRIPTION

Asphaltenes are heavy petroleum aromatic compounds with higher boiling points. They are formed by aromatic rings, having paraffin-like chains and high polarity.

These compounds can cause serious problems during the production of oil. These problems include the formation of organic deposits in reservoirs and runoff lines, changes in rock wettability and the formation and stabilization of emulsions.

 
ADVANTAGES

A quick method of quantifying the content of these compounds by comparison with standard tables.

Determination of compatibility of fuel oil mixtures (ASTM D2781)

DESCRIPTION

Determination of the degree of compatibility of a mixture of different fuel oils.

 
ADVANTAGES

This is a good (expeditious and portable) way of measuring the compatibility of marine fuels, including waste and distillate fuel.

Qualitative Analysis for Active Sulphur Species by Doctor Test (ASTM D4952)

DESCRIPTION

Qualitative method to determine the presence of sulphur compounds in fuel samples.

 
ADVANTAGES

Provides information on hydrogen sulfide and elemental sulphur present in the study samples.

Determination of corrosion by the cooper blade method (ASTM D130-12)

DESCRIPTION

Determine the degree of corrosivity to copper of samples of petroleum products containing a steam pressure of not more than 124 kPa (18 psi) at 37.8 ° C.

 
ADVANTAGES

It allows for an accelerated aging process to verify the presence in metal fuels (and oils) damage equipment or materials by oxidation-reduction reaction.

Determination of total sediments (ISO 10307)

DESCRIPTION

Method for determination of total sediments in fuel oil samples having a maximum viscosity of 55 mm/sat at 100ºC or for mixtures of distillates containing residues.

 
ADVANTAGES

It allows to determine accurately (gravimetric method after vacuum filtration), the content of insoluble organic material or inorganic material up to a range of 0,50 wt% for residual fuel or 0,40% for distillates.

OILS

Apparent Density @ 50ºC (ASTM D1298)

DESCRIPTION

It consists of an expeditions and a quick method for determining the amount of matter that is present per unit of vol.

 
ADVANTAGES

This test enables the determination of the density of any oil type, in the following range of values: 0.85 to 1.05 g/cm³.

Kinetic Viscosity @ 50ºC (IS0 3104 and ISO 8217)

DESCRIPTION

Viscosity corresponds to a physical property that characterizes the resistance of a given fluid to flow, as well as the shear deformation. It corresponds to the internal friction in the fluids due to intermolecular interactions and this magnitude is generally a function of temperature. In addition of being a function of temperature, in particular the kinematic viscosity is a function of the specific mass of the product.

 
ADVANTAGES

The present test makes it possible to determine the viscosity of the oil by using a kinematic viscometer set at a specific temperature (50 ° C). The test is bared on international standard ISO 3104 and allows the determination of values in the range of 5-700 mm²/s (cSt) using the gauge used.

Determination of water content by the oil column method

DESCRIPTION

The water content of the sample is determined in order to minimize the possibility of corrosion problems, especially in cases where the sulphur content is high, as well as to avoid influences on the calorific value of the oil. Water increases the possibility of formation of emulsions which can cause problems in the nebulization of the product.

 
ADVANTAGES

Quick method that allows accurate quantification of the water content (in a scale from 0 to 1 v/v %).

Determination of TAN or TBN Value (ASTM D974)

DESCRIPTION

Determination of acid or basic constituents in fuel samples. It is applicable for the determination of acids or bases whose dissociation constants in water are greater than 10-9.

 
ADVANTAGES

A quick method of determining the level of acidity/basicity of the fuel.

Insoluble content and dilution of Diesel

DESCRIPTION

Determination of the fraction of insolubles and diesel oil present in the sample of oil under study by comparison with reference letters.

 
ADVANTAGES

It allows for an expeditious determination of the level of contamination of insolubles present in the sample, as well as the degree of dispersivity of the samples (eg soot concentration). It allows to evaluate the need to replace the product in order not to detect equipment and materials.

Flash Point and Fire Point determination in open cup (ASTM D92)

DESCRIPTION

The flash point corresponds to the lowest temperature at which a oil releases enough steam to form a flammable mixture from an external source of heat. It is not sufficient for combustion to be maintained. In turn, the combustion point is the lowest temperature at which the steam of a oil will continue to burn for at least 5 seconds after ignition by an open flame.

 
ADVANTAGES

Determine the flash point and fire point of a sample using the open cup method (according to international standard). It assesses the range of applicability (combustion) of the oil and assesses its danger.