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                                                        Research Laboratories, Inc. is a full service diesel fuel analysis facility specializing in the testing of distillate fuels (including Emergency Generator fuels to satisfy NFPA compliance requirements.)   We offer fuel analysis on diesel, gasoline, some bio-diesel blends and other distillate fuels.  ‘State-of-the-art’ testing equipment following ASTM International specifications when applicable are used by our highly trained and educated staff to obtain accurate results.  A portion of the tests available are:

> Diesel:
  • HFRR (Lubricity) ASTM D6079
  • Sulfur Content ASTM D5453
  • CFPP ASTM D6371
  • Cloud Point ASTM D5771 
  • Pour Point ASTM D97 
  • Water by Karl Fischer ASTM D6304
  • Summer Fuel Analysis Package
  • Winter Fuel Analysis Package
  • Emergency Generator/Fuel Monitoring ProgramTM
  • Distillation ASTM D86
  • Sulfur Content ASTM D5453
  • Reid Vapor Pressure ASTM D5191 
         (RVP test temporarily not available-call first) 
  • Water by Karl Fischer ASTM D6304
Biodiesel: (B2-B20 max. blend)
  • Kero Summer Fuel Analysis Package
  • Kero Winter Fuel Analysis Package
  • Aviation Turbine Fuel Analysis Package
  • Flash Point D93 PMCC
  • Specification Testing D6751

Additional Testing:                                                                           
'Real World' Cold Weather Simulation
Our cold room is unique to the industry.  This allows our technicians to simulate 'real world'  severe cold weather conditions to evaluate the performance operability of > diesel fuel using actual O.E.M. pumps and filters.                                                                                                       
Fuel 'Fuel Fingerprint' via Gas Chromatograph
Reveals the cross contamination of gasoline in diesel fuel and vise versa.
For more information about these programs or any fuel testing not listed above please contact us.
News & Events
09/16/2019 -
Bulk Diesel Tank? Know the quality of the fuel in it?
Just like other necessities, buying diesel fuel in bulk can be a great way to save money. But like that 50 lb bag of flour in your pantry, diesel fuel can 'spoil' in your bulk tank. Even if you maintain a high activity, rolling stock of fuel supply, contaminants can still enter the supply system from multiple points. These can then collect in the recesses of your tank until they accumulate enough volume to manifest as increasingly detrimental effect. Waiting until when your equipment will not start due to poor fuel quality does not make good business sense. KNOW THE QUALITY OF YOUR BULK TANK FUEL! Research Laboratories can evaluate your fuel quality using ASTM approved test methods and made advisory recommendations about pro-active steps you can take to ensure fuel quality. Contact us today about how we can help you protect your investment in your diesel equipment and vehicles.
09/02/2019 -
Now is the Time for Emergency Generator Testing
Do you know how well your emergency generator works? Is it ready to operate at a moments notice when seasonal storms unleash their worst? Call Research Laboratories, Inc at 260-489-2551 to inquire about our Emergency Generator Testing program. AFTER the power is out is the WRONG time to discover something is amiss.
03/18/2019 -
Attending MATS (the Midwest American Trucking Show)
Have question about diesel fuel testing? Representatives of Research Laboratories, Inc will be in attendance at the MATS (Midwest American Trucking Show) later this month. Located in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Expo Center 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209 from March 28th through the 30th. Feel free to stop by and say hello or ask your questions at booth #69113 in the West Wing.
03/05/2018 -
Comparison Additive Testing For Diesel Fuel Additives-Kno...
Research Laboratories, Inc., a fuel/petroleum testing facility employing ASTM, IP and other accepted test methods, offers diesel fuel additive comparison testing to aid diesel fuel users, refiners and suppliers in making wise choices in selecting appropriate chemical protection for Winter and Summer fuels. Choosing an effective diesel fuel additive is critical for all fuel additive buyers. ALL DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVES ARE NOT THE SAME! However with notorious vendor sales tactics and questionable product literature claims a fuel user can become very confused in the process. Solution: Petroleum laboratory analysis of each perspective fuel additive BEFORE buying.
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