Eurofins is an industry leader in the testing and analysis of biodiesel and other alternative fuels. Approved by the National Biodiesel Board, we offer a complete line of laboratory tests specifically designed to enable producers, blenders, distributors and end–users to meet the industry standards set forth in ASTM D6751, ASTM D975, and the BQ–9000 accreditation program.
Eurofins was a pioneer in designing comprehensive testing programs to support ASTM D6751. We have the technical expertise, practical experience, and state–of–the–art technology to handle all of your biodiesel testing needs. We know the special needs of our customers at every link in the biodiesel supply chain –– producers, blenders, distributors, and end–users –– and our testing packages are custom–made to address each one them.
PRODUCER PACKAGES - TESTING B100 BY ASTM D6751
The standard specification for biodiesel fuel blend stock (B100) is ASTM D6751. This specification is comprised of 15 tests. These tests define the required properties of biodiesel fuel at the time and place of delivery.
Eurofins ANA Laboratories offers two testing packages to enable biodiesel producers to show that their product meets these industry standards.
PREMIUM PRODUCER PACKAGE
Our premium package is designed to ensure strict compliance with ASTM D6751. Strict compliance is achieved by performing all 15 tests exactly as specified. This package also enables producers to evaluate their product for sale or use.
|Flash Point (Pensky Martens)||D93||° Celsius||130° min.|
|Water & Sediment||D2709||% volume||0.050 max.|
|Kinematic Viscosity @ 40° C.||D445||mm²⁄sec.||1.9 – 6.0|
|Sulfated Ash||D874||% mass||0.020 max.|
|° S 15 Grade||D5453||PPM||15 max.|
|° S 500 Grade||D5453||PPM||500 max.|
|Copper Strip Corrosion Rating||D130||No. 3 max.|
|Cetane Number||D613||47 min.|
|Cloud Point||D2500||° Celsius||Report|
|Carbon Residue, 100% sample||D4530²||% mass||0.050 max.|
|Acid Number||D664||mg KOH ⁄ gm||0.50 max.|
|Free Glycerin||D6584||% mass||0.020 max.|
|Total Glycerin||D6584||% mass||0.024 max.|
|Phosphorous Content||D4951||% mass||0.001 max.|
|Distillation Temperature, 90% Recovered||D1160||° Celsius||360° max.|
|Sodium & Potassium (combined)||UOP 391||PPM||5 max.|
Biodiesel Blend Packages - Testing B1-B20 By EMA Specifications
The de facto standard specification for biodiesel/petrodiesel blends was developed by the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) in May 2006 to identify a standard blend fuel with consistent properties suitable for use in testing and evaluation. The EMA defines blend fuel is defined as a blend of: (1) petroleum diesel fuel meeting ASTM D975, and (2) biodiesel fuel (B100) meeting either ASTM D6751 or EN14214, where the biodiesel content of the blended fuel is no more than 20% biodiesel by volume (B20).
This specification is comprised of 19 tests. These tests define the required properties of biodiesel fuel at the time and place of delivery.
Eurofins offers two testing packages to enable biodiesel blenders, distributors and users to show that their product meets these industry standards.
Premium Biodiesel Blend Package
Our premium package is designed to ensure strict compliance with the EMA specifications. Strict compliance is achieved by performing all 19 tests exactly as specified. This package also enables blenders, distributors and users to evaluate their product for sale or use.
|D1 Blends||D2 Blends|
|Flash Point (Pensky-Martens)||ASTM D93||° Celsius||38 min.||52 min.|
|Water and Sediment||ASTM D2709 or ASTM D1796||% Volume||0.05 max.||0.05 max.|
|Physical Distillation, T90||ASTM D86||° Celsius||343 max.||343 max.|
|Viscosity, Kinematic @ 40° C.||ASTM D445||Centistokes||1.3 ˜ 4.1||1.9 ˜ 4.1|
|Ash Content||ASTM D482||% Mass||0.01 max.||0.01 max.|
|Sulfur Content||% Weight||Per regulation||Per regulation|
|Copper Strip Corrosion Rating||ASTM D130||43 min.||43 min.|
|Cetane Number||ASTM D613||#3 max.||#3 max.|
|Cloud Point (1)||ASTM D2500||See footnote||See footnote|
|Ramsbottom Carbon Residue on 10% distillation residue||ASTM D524||% Weight||0.15 max.||0.35 max.|
|Lubricity by HFRR @ 60° C.||ASTM D6079||Microns||460 max.||40 max.|
|Acid Number||ASTM D553||mg KOH ⁄ g||0.3 max.||0.3 max.|
|Phosphorous||ASTM 4951||% Weight||0.001 max.||0.001 max.|
|Total Glycerin||ASTM 6584||% Weight||–––||–––|
|Alkali Metals (Na + K)||EN14108||PPM||Nd||Nd|
|Alkaline Metals (Mg + Ca)||EN14108||PPM||Nd||Nd|
|Blend Fraction (2)||EN14078||% Volume||+⁄– 2%||+⁄– 2%|
|Thermo–Oxidative Stability, Insolubles||ASTM D2274 (modified) (3)||mg ⁄ 100 mL||10 max.||10 max.|
|Oxidation Stability,Induction Time (Rancimat)||EN14112||Hours||6 min.||6 min.|