Diesel Fuel is generally defined as any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, where combustion takes place without any spark. Diesel fuel is produced from various sources, the most common being petroleum. Other sources include biomass, animal fat, biogas, natural gas, and coal liquefaction. Chem-Bac Laboratories maintains a comprehensive collection of diesel fuel testing services that have been designed to detect storage integrity and classify products by ASTM and industry specifications. If your fuel is contaminated or compromised, your diesel engine is at risk. Contamination and poor quality will stop diesel engines from working. Fuel analysis can identify causes for fuel filter plugging, smoking, loss of power, poor injector performance, malfunctioning throttle position sensors and sticking valves. Testing also confirms your diesel fuel’s sulfur content, biodiesel content and compliance with manufacturers and regulatory specifications and standards.
Chem-Bac Laboratories can provide a full range of specification testing on all types and blends of Diesel Fuel. Our lab is proficient in providing dependable and accurate results for all specifications outlined in ASTM D 975 “Standard Specification for Diesel Oils”.
ASTM D 975 “Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils”
ASTM D1796–Water and Sediment
ASTM D2622 - Sulfur by XRF
ASTM D86 - Distillation
ASTM D93 - Flash Point
ASTM D1298 - Density (API Gravity)
ASTM D445 - Kinematic Viscosity
ASTM D130 - Corrosion Copper Strip
ASTM D2500 – Cloud Point
ASTM D482 Ash
Other Specialty Tests and Quality Indicator Analyses
ASTM D2624 - Conductivity
ASTM D6469–Microbial Growth
ASTM D6217 – Particulate Contamination
ASTM D6304- Water Suspended by KF
• ASTM D 7691: Dissolved and Suspended Metals in Fuel Oils (ICP, AA)
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Chem-Bac is a full service testing laboratory that has been in business for over 50 years. Our Equipment, Testing Capabilities and Applications include: AOAC, AATCC, EPA, USP/NF, ASTM, ACS, and NIOSH Methods. Chem-Bac is one of the most versatile and comprehensive testing laboratories in the southeast.