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  • Portable IR Analyzer Provides ASTM Field Test Method for Measuring Soot Levels In Diesel Engine Lubricating Oils

    The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks Enterprise, gives users an approved ASTM testing method for measuring the percent level of soot in diesel engine lubricating oils -- ASTM Method D7686-2011 entitled “Test Method for Field-Based Condition Monitoring of Soot in In-Service Lubricants Using a Fixed-Filter Infrared (IR) instrument.” While there is widespread disagreement on used-diesel ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Predicting Diesel Particulate Filter Performance

    The diesel particulate filter (DPF) has been used for many years in the control of diesel particulate matter (DPM)emissions. This technology is characterised by extremely high efficiency and high sensitivity to the application conditions. Research and testing performed by Diesel Controls Ltd. over the past two years has resulted in improved methods for predicting the application based performance ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Quantification of Ultra Low Sulfur in Diesel by Xray Fluorescence

    ASTM International has developed a number of testing methods for determination of sulfur content that focus on a variety of analyzer technologies but ASTM Method D4294 is the one that focuses on the use of energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF); which offers a relatively low cost analysis method that achieves fast results with limited sample preparation.  The applicable ...

  • Case study - EPH in soil with diesel and home heating oils

    Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer is a popular tool when excavating soils contaminated by fuel oils from underground storage tanks (USTs). These studies show the accuracy testing samples for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons, EPH C11- C22 aromatic hydrocarbons. Samples are extracted in solvent using test kits and measured on the UVF analyzer’s EPH optics, calibrated to Sitelab’s PAH ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Four Methods to Measure TAN/TBN in Lubrication Oil

    TOTAL ACID NUMBER A high concentration of acidic compounds in a lubricant can lead to corrosion of machine parts and clogged oil filters due to the formation ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (EPH) method - Why it is important?

    Spills and releases of petroleum fuels are the largest source of environmental contamination in the United States. Massachusetts published a method that addresses the need to account for semi-volatile aliphatic and aromatic fractions of gasoline using gas chromatography (GC) analysis and a flame ionization detector (FID). This method was designed to measure the collective concentrations of ...


  • Advances in flashpoint testing: economic impact

    Flashpoint testing is one of the oldest methods of the ASTM D02 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, which was formed in 1904. The most prevalent standards are ASTM D56 (Tag Method), D92 (Cleveland Method), and D93 (Pensky-Martens Method). These classical techniques, commonly referred to as open-cup and closedcup methods, share a common principle: A test flame is lowered into the ...

  • Evaluation of a Catalyzed Ceramic Diesel Particulate Filter and Catalytic Converter on an Underground Mine Vehicle

    The U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) and Diesel ControlsLimited are evaluating a new diesel emission control system on an underground mine vehicle. The system is a catalyzed ceramic wall-flow diesel particulate filter (CDPF) combined with an oxidation catalytic converter (OCC). It is the first installation in the ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Bahamas Diesel Steam Power Plant Oily Wastewater Emulsion Treatment Case Study

    Oily Wastewater Treatment at a Bahamas Power Plant Diesel Steam Power Plant Oily Wastewater Emulsion Diesel/Steam Power Plant Oily/Water Emulsion - The waste water is from the operations of a steam ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Field Performance Testing for Pipeline Pumps

    Significant energy savings can be achieved by optimizing pump operating efficiency. Measuring the exact pump performance with crude oil under realistic conditions in the field is the first step towards improving the pump efficiency in the future. About 20 billion barrels of crude oil were transported through pipelines in 2015. Around the world, there are over one million kilometers of ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • Case study - Performance testing PAHs in soil

    These case studies highlight Sitelab’s accuracy from customers who have used the UVF-3100D for testing Target PAHs. This test correlates well to U.S. EPA Method 8270 or similar GC methods, which includes a list of 16 or more compounds. The analyzer is fitted with special optical filters sensitive to this same group of hydrocarbons. Examples of UVF-3100D testing Polycyclic Aromatic ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • A quick guide to oil analysis for engine test applications

    Reliability testing is a very important component of new engine development. Engineers need to fully understand and chart the engine lifetime performance under a variety of conditions before mass production may be considered. Many important performance data parameters are collected in real time through the many different types of sensors that are connected to the engine in the test cell and oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Tracking a Ceiling Jet Front for Hot Smoke Tests in Tunnels

    There are difficulties in tracking the ceiling jet front while carrying out hot smoke tests in long tunnels with a small fire. In this study, an experimental method using infrared beams is suggested. The arrival time of the hot ceiling jet front to a designated position is measured by the abrupt attenuation of the infrared beam intensity. Field measurements are carried out in an underground ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Portable IR analyzers: the ideal measurement solution for biofuels blend quality and wastewater testing

    Two challenges facing the biofuels industry involve compliance with blend quality standards and wastewater regulations. According to a study done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1 the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry about whether the blend ratio is correct until a problem occurs. For ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • PMP Inter-laboratory Correlation Exercise: Report on PART3: JRC Tests in July `06

    This document reports the results of the third part of the testing performed during the PMP inter-laboratory exercise - 13 July to 18 August 2006 - conducted at the Vehicles Emissions Laboratory (VELA2) in the Transport and Air Quality Unit of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC-Ispra). This report presents the results of the work undertaken on a 2.0 HDi diesel car equipped with ...


  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing in New Cutters - Case Study

    With a motto of “Always Ready,” the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has 11 missions specified by law including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense. The USCG’s newest ships include 22 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) which recently entered service, and 36 more are currently on order. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Simplified biofuels measurements with portable mid infrared analyzers

    Product quality begins at the production facility and extends to consumer filling station. Some process control or quality verification analyses can be done with quick and simple verification tests while others require more complete tests according to the ASTM or EN approved methods. Many crucial measurements can be performed by mid-infrared (IR) analysis. These measurements include free fatty ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Case study - Canada crude oil sites

    The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment requires laboratories to use the CCME’s Petroleum Hydrocarbon (PHC) Method, where GC-FID instrumentation is used to report VPH and EPH hydrocarbon fractions. Sitelab’s popular Extended Diesel Range Organics (EDRO) test typically detects hydrocarbons in the C10 to C36 carbon range, but the UVF will pick up heavier compounds up to ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - EDRO in soil at wharf remediation site

    Sitelab Calibration Kit CAL-042 is used for EDRO analysis. The UVF-3100 detects hydrocarbons in the C10-C36 range. A Licensed Site Professional (LSP) used Sitelab to investigate a commercial waterfront property, contaminated with a plume of LNAPL resulting from fuel tanks which once stored heating oil, diesel and gasoline dating back to the 1950s. The site is in Massachusetts, where laboratories ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Interpretation of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) results with RaPID assay kits

    SUMMARY The SDI RaPID Assays for petroleum hydrocarbon fuels (Total BTEX, PAHs) have been shown to provide excellent correlation with GC based (8015M) and IR based (418.1) methodologies for testing Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH). Linear relationships between immunoassay and TPH results with both gasoline and diesel fuels are demonstrated. Fuel reactivities with immunoassay are shown to ...


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