New petroleum test methods available from the Energy Institute

Energy Institute logoThe Energy Institute’s latest issue of the IP Standard test methods for analysis and testing of petroleum and related products and British Standard 2000 Parts, 2014 is now available.

The 2014 publication is the 72nd edition and details 322 full test methods – including seven brand new methods – and is an essential part of any quality control regime for petroleum testing laboratories.

The Energy Institute is the leading chartered professional membership body for the energy industry, supporting over 19,000 individuals working in or studying energy and 250 energy companies worldwide.

The test methods included in this year’s publication apply to a variety of products including aviation and automotive fuels, bitumen and lubricants, and cover fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), the freezing and smoke point of fuels, water content, temperature conversions, storage stability and much more.  The newest test methods to be included within this edition are:

  • 604/13 Lubricants, industrial oils and related products – determination of the foaming and air release properties of industrial gear oils using a spur gear test rig
  • 605/13 Petroleum products – determination of content of Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP0) and selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in extender oils
  • 606/13 Automotive fuels – determination of high-boiling components including FAME in petrol
  • 607/13 Automotive fuels – determination of iodine value in FAME
  • 612/14 Diesel and domestic heating fuels – determination of cold filter plugging point
  • 613/14 Determination of the viable aerobic microbial content of fuels and associated water
  • 614/14 Liquefied petroleum gases – determination of dissolved residue 

The publication is sold as a three-volume set and includes a searchable USB stick.

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