Chem-TechTM is leading service provider in INDIA for testing of Biofuels and allied products. Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from bio degradable substances. Many companies are becoming more aware of use of greener fuel or blended biofuel.
With advanced technology being developed, bio degradable substances are also used as feed stocks for ethanol production. Ethanol can be used as a fuel for vehicles in its pure form, but it is usually used as a gasoline additive to increase octane number and reduce vehicle emissions.
Biofuels are gaining increased public and scientific attention, driven by factors such as oil price spikes, need for increased energy security, and concern over greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.
Chem-TechTM actively works with biofuel manufacturers and users to test biofuels to ensure that the product meets the technical and environmental requirements of modern diesel engines which are compliant for the use of biofuels. Chem-TechTM offers full complement of laboratory testing services designed for biodiesel producers, blenders, and users which include all tests required by internationally approved standards for Biodiesel.
Chem-TechTM Bio Diesel Fuel Testing Facility conducts the various tests on biodiesel sample as per internationally accepted ASTM & IS test standards.
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Density is fundamental characteristic of any petroleum product. It is the measurement of weight per volume of the sample.
It is measured by:
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Density Determination:
Kinematic Viscosity is a measurement of the resistance of the oil to flow through a capillary tube of the viscometer. It is the most fundamental property of a lubricant. Viscosity of lubricants is measured in case of fresh oils to check the Grade of the oil . in case of used oils it gives idea about change in physical properties due to oxidation, dilution or any external contamination. It is the most fundamental property for testing of any lubricant or petroleum product.
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Viscosity Determination:
Flash Point is the lowest temperature at which the vapours of the petroleum product catches fire momentarily in presence of air when an ignition source is applied to the sample.
Flash point are normally conducted by three methods:
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Flash Point Determination:
Conradson Carbon Residue Test covers the determination of the amount of carbon residue left after evaporation and pyrolysis of an oil. This test is intended to provide some indication of relative coke-forming properties of Lubricant.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Conradson Carbon Residue:
Sulphur Content determines the amount of Sulphur present in an Lubricant and Fuel samples. Higher amount of sulphur content in fuels will lead to higher SOX emissions and lead to adverse effects and problems with government regulations.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Sulphur Content:
Sulphates Ash Content Test is Conducted on unused lubricating oils containing additives to approximately determine the amount of additives present in the lubricant. These additives usually contain one or more of the following metals barium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, sodium. The elements sulfur, phosphorus, and chlorine can also be present in combined form. These elements are converted to their oxides and sulphates which in total is the sulfated ash in the sample.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Sulphated Ash Content:
Water or Moisture is the most common contaminant in any lubricant or petroleum product. Monitoring the level water in sample is of prime importance to avoid malfunctioning of the equipment or machine.
Water content in petroleum products can be determined by following 4 test methods:
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Water / Moisture Content Determination:
This test determines the total sediments present in petroleum . This is a Chem-Tech Laboratories validated method, It is modification of ASTM D 893 for determination of Total Insoluble content in Toluene. It is a centrifugal method for determination of Insoluble content.
It determines wear metals, dirt dust and debris present in petroleum products & Lubricants.
Total Acid Number determines the amount of acid present in the lubricant. Acidity of the lubricant increases due to the stresses or environmental factors affecting the lubricant. Excess amount of acid in the lubricant will lead to corrosion or failure of equipment.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech Laboratories for Acid Number Analysis:
Gross Calorific Value is determination of amount energy generated when fuels are burned in presence of Oxygen Environment. It is the amount of heat released during the combustion process for a specific amount of Fuel.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Toluene Insoluble Content: