Quality Fuels and Lubricants Analysis

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M+P Labs provides detailed analyses of lubricants, greases, oils and fuels: ash content, distillation curve, flash point, pour point, specific gravity, sulfur content, viscosity, water separability, and trace metal analysis are among the tests we offer. We also offer cone penetration and dropping point analyses for greases.


Analyses of Fuels

  • Ash content -- ASTM D482
  • Carbon: Hydrogen Ratio -- Lab procedure
  • Cloud point -- ASTM D2500
  • Distillation curve -- ASTM D86
  • Flash point or fire point: Cleveland Open Cup -- ASTM D92
  • Water content: Distillation method -- ASTM D95
  • Pour point -- ASTM D97
  • Specific gravity at 60 ºF (API) -- ASTM D287
  • Specific gravity at 60 ºF, 100 ºF, 210 ºF -- ASTM D1298
  • Sulfur content -- ASTM D129
  • Viscosity, Kinematic at 100 ºF, 210 ºF, 40 ºC, 100 ºC -- ASTM D445
  • Water and sediment content -- ASTM D1796
  • Water separability (demulsibility) at 54 ºC -- ASTM D1401
  • Trace metal analysis - Several


Analyses of Greases

  • Ash content -- ASTM D482
  • Cone penetration: Full scale -- ASTM D217, ¼ scale --ASTM D1403
  • Dropping point -- ASTM D2265


Analyses of Petroleum

  • Wax melting point -- Thermal Analysis


Additional analyses and testing capabilities available at M+P Labs include:

The chemical and thermal analysis capabilities available at M+P Labs can be used in conjunction with mechanical, metallurgical, microstructural and electrical property evaluation capabilities to help solve your most challenging materials and processing problems or qualify products for use or sale.

· Chemical & compositional characterization

· Electrical testing (insulating materials)

· Failure analysis

· Mechanical testing

· Metallographic preparation

· Metallurgical evaluation

· Microscopy & image analysis

· Scanning electron microscopy/electron microprobe analysis

· Specimen extraction & machining

· Thermal analysis


M+P Labs Quality Assurance:

The rigorous quality assurance requirements mandated by these industry quality standards: ISO 17025, Nadcap (aerospace and defense industry) and 10 CFR 50 Appendix B (nuclear utility industry) are applied to each and every job we perform, regardless of whether it requires conformance to any of these accreditations. The accuracy of the results produced by our staff of highly-experienced analysts allows our clients to make critical decisions based on precise and reliable information.

Contact Information:

For additional information or to discuss your materials testing needs, please contact us at (518) 382-0082, via email at info@mandplabs.com, or visit us on the web at www.mandplabs.com.