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Basic diesel analysis is used to test the standard quality of diesel. It is generally required by companies or individuals running single or multiple transports/generators etc. This test identifies that the diesel is fit for your engine and has no harmful or hazardous effect. The test also reveals standard quality of the diesel and reveals whether it effects environment or not.

Here is the test package with standard methods and parameters used world-wide:

Basic Diesel Testing – A five test methods group
S No. PARAMETERS TEST METHODS
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2
3
4
5
Density
Colour
Flash Point
Sulphur
Water Content
ASTM D 4052
ASTM D 1500
ASTM D 93
ASTM D 4294
ASTM D 95

Explanation to Each Test


Density:

Identifies volumetric energy of the diesel. The more density in diesel means, the more volumetric energy it possesses. It is measured at 15°C and is also known as specific gravity.

Color:
Color identifies actual color of the diesel while it was produced. This color should be standard color as specified by the standardization authority. Odd color means either diesel is out-dated or mixed with impurities.

Flash Point:

It is a physical characteristic of diesel where a test is conducted to check at what lowest temperature the diesel starts vaporizing. Of course there is a standard temperature made for the quality of diesel.

Sulphur Content:
Sulphur or Sulfur content means the amount of sulphur present in the diesel. It should be maintained with the standard value because higher sulphur values in diesel caused harmful effect to environment.

Water Content:
This test identifies the amount of water in diesel. There is a minimum and maximum standard for water content in diesel which we need to follow otherwise it harms.