Power Service Products maintains a state-of-the-art fuel testing and research laboratory to provide our customers with the latest technology and test data in order to effectively treat Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel and renewable alternative fuels such as biodiesel blends. All Power Service diesel additives are ULSD compliant and certified to contain less than 15 parts per million (ppm) sulfur prior to packaging. Power Service analyzes thousands of fuel samples annually in our testing facility with the following tests:
A Cold-Filter Plugging Point
(CFPP) test in progress.
ASTM D6371 - 05 (2010)
Standard Test Method for Cold-Filter Plugging Point (CFPP) of Diesel
and Heating Fuels
The CFPP of a fuel is suitable for estimating the lowest temperature
at which a fuel will give trouble-free flow in certain fuel systems.
ASTM D7501 - 09b
Standard Test Method for Determination of Fuel Filter Blocking Potential
of Biodiesel (B100) Blend Stock by Cold Soak Filtration Test (CSFT)
Some substances that are soluble or appear to be soluble in biodiesel (B100) at room temperature will, upon cooling to temperatures above the cloud point or standing at room temperature for
extended periods, come out of solution. This phenomenon has been observed in both B100 and BXX blends. These substances can cause filter plugging. This method provides an accelerated means of assessing the presence of these substances in B100 and their propensity to plug filters.
ASTM D7397 - 10
Standard Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products (Miniaturized Optical Method)
The cloud point of petroleum products and biodiesel fuels is an index of the lowest temperature of their utility for certain applications. Wax crystals of sufficient quantity can plug filters used in some fuel systems. This test method can determine the temperature of the test specimen at which wax crystals have formed sufficiently to be observed as a cloud with a resolution of 0.1°C.
ASTM D7346 - 07
Standard Test Method for No Flow Point of Petroleum Products
This test method covers the determination of the no flow point temperature of petroleum products using an automatic instrument.
High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR)
test determines a fuel’s lubricity.
ASTM D6079 - 04e1
Standard Test Method for Evaluating Lubricity of Diesel Fuels by the High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR)
ASTM D7545 - 09
Standard Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Middle
Distillate Fuels—Rapid Small Scale Oxidation Test (RSSOT)
ASTM D2274 - 10
Standard Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Distillate Fuel Oil (Accelerated Method)
ASTM D7462 - 11
Standard Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Biodiesel (B100) and Blends of Biodiesel with Middle Distillate Petroleum Fuel (Accelerated Method)
ASTM D6468 - 08
Standard Test Method for High Temperature Stability of Middle Distillate Fuels
ASTM D7039 - 07
Standard Test Method for Sulfur in Gasoline and Diesel Fuel by Monochromatic Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
ASTM D6304 - 07
Standard Test Method for Determination of Water in Petroleum Products, Lubricating Oils and Additives by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration
ASTM D1298 - 99 (2005)
Standard Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity) or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method
ASTM D86 - 10a
Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure
ASTM D4737 - 10
Standard Test Method for Calculated Cetane Index by Four Variable Equation
Flash Point, F:
ASTM D7236 - 07
Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup
Tester (Ramp Method)
Active Microbial Contamination:
Liqui-Cult Aviation Test Kit detects the presence and extent of microbial
contamination (bacteria/fungus that occurs in middle distillate fuels).
ASTM D7463 - 08
Standard Test Method for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Content of
Microorganisms in Fuel, Fuel/Water Mixtures and Fuel Associated Water
% Aromatics, Cetane Improver, ppm and % Biodiesel:
IROX DIESEL Analyzer Portable Diesel Analysis with MID-FTIR