Ohio-based oil analysis company Eurofins TestOil announced a new test to determine the biodiesel content in conventional diesel fuel. The test was developed in response to requests by industrial customers needing to ensure the fuel they use meets OEM requirements for biodiesel content.
Eurofins TestOil notes that the addition of biodiesel to conventional diesel fuel is becoming more and more common. Benefits include increased lubricity, reduction of harmful emissions and sustainability. Unintended consequences may arise, however, if the blend exceeds the labeled amount or OEM recommendations.
Biodiesel blends very easily and completely with conventional diesel. Because of this, it is impossible to tell by observation how much biodiesel the fuel contains. The only way to verify biodiesel content is through laboratory analysis. Although the demand for this testing is high, at present, very few labs offer this service.
Being able to verify the amount of biodiesel in a fuel blend is one more way Eurofins TestOil meets the needs of customers. The company always has an ear to the ground so that they can respond quickly to customer needs.
Biodiesel content test results are available the same day the sample is received. In addition, customers may ask for additional tests on water content and bacteria count. For more information on partnering with Eurofins TestOil on oil analysis programs visit www.testoil.com.