Gasoline Analysis

Peak Petroleum Testing Services Provides excellent gasoline testing & Analysis services. Our gasoline test includes IP, ASTM, EN, regulatory specifications, blended gasoline, pipeline specifications & more. Our gasoline analysis can determine if you have water, microbes, or any other potentially harmful contaminants in your gasoline tanks.

Gasoline Testing & Certification

We perform  the tests required listed in the ASTM D4814 specification. This includes an octane rating. We can also perform  EPA required tests to calculate VOC reduction, which is relevant in the EPA-designated ozone areas.

Gasoline is made up of a blend of volatile liquid compounds that can change over time. Oxidation, or the reaction of gas with oxygen, can lead to solid contaminants’ formation. Evaporation, over time, can leave a sticky residue known as “gum” residue inside your tank, carburetor, or other metal working parts.

If left untreated over time, these gummy residues can clog your fuel filters and fuel injectors and can cause damage to your fuel pumps and carburetors. The buildup of sediment can also be a problem.

Ethanol, a commonly known alcohol, is blended with gasoline. Gasoline-ethanol blends are more likely to absorb moisture in the air and over (add space to break up over time) time can separate into two phases, the first being atop layer/hydrocarbon phase.  The water/ alcohol phase is always at the bottom.  This situation is very similar to the separation of oil and water, where oil will rise to the top.

When gasoline ages over time, it becomes weathered and can accumulate sediment/dirt.  These sediments may cause fuel filters to clog and may also lead to other damage.  Alcohol-based fuels may also cause corrosion to the engine components.

We perform gasoline testing for pipelines, refineries, trucking companies, gas stations, airlines, insurance companies, car dealerships, and individual vehicle owners.

While we can perform a thorough slate of testing for the ASTM D4814 certification, we also work with our clients to choose the tests that will best meet their individual needs.

Contact us today so we can discuss your gasoline testing needs.

The following list includes the gasoline-related tests that we can perform.

Gasoline testing capabilities:

  • Distillation ASTM D86
  • Reid Vapor Pressure ASTM D5191
  • Vapor-Liquid Ratio ASTM D5188
  • Existent Gum ASTM D381
  • Oxygenate Content ASTM D5599
  • Drivability Index ASTM D4814
  • Benzene Content ASTM D3606
  • Oxidation Stability ASTM D525
  • Sulfur Content ASTM D7039
  • Mercaptan Sulfur ASTM D3227
  • Copper and Silver Corrosion ASTM D130 and D7667
  • Octane Number by Mid IR
  • Others upon request

Gasoline Testing Can Help Determine:

  • Fuel contamination
  • Fuel purity and quality
  • Fuel quality failure investigation
  • Fuel pipeline trans-mix fuels and co-mingled fuels
  • Fuel additives
  • Physical properties testing
  • Energy value
  • Trace components, trace contaminants
  • Fuel Research
  • Fuel safety and regulatory parameters
  • Bacteria in fuel tanks and systems

 

Gasoline Tests Include:

  • Vapor Pressure
  • Distillation
  • Sulfur Content
  • Copper Strip Corrosion
  • Silver Strip Corrosion
  • Solvent Washed Gum Content
  • Oxidation Stability
  • Vapor Liquid Ratio
  • Drivability Index