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Distillate Oil Testing

Distillate oil analysis, inspection, and treatment services.

Middle and heavy distillate oils are the large portion of the refined products produced from crude oil. Managing the quality and quantity of these distillates is important to refiners, traders and distributers.

SGS is ready to help, by professionally testing and inspecting the full range of petroleum refined middle and heavy distillates. Distillates include finished products, intermediates, and blending components.

Services provided for distillates include bulk inventory inspection, specification testing, blending, additive treatment, custody transfer inspection, laboratory troubleshooting, quality control testing, and more.

Distillate fuels tested and inspected include:

Middle distillates:

  • Light cycle oil (LCO)
  • Vacuum gas oil (VGO)
  • Diesel fuel
  • Gas oil
  • Power generation fuel
  • Biofuel and biomass, including FAME (fatty acid methyl esters)
  • Syncrude
  • Fischer–Tropsch processed fuels

Heavy distillates:

  • Fuel oil
  • Lube oil
  • Residual fuel
  • Vacuum gas oil (VGO)
  • Bunker fuel

Examples of distillate fuels tested and inspected by SGS include No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 fuel oils.

Our testing, inspection, and cargo treatment expertise covers the full range of distillate products, conforming to ASTM 396 (Standard Specification for Fuel Oil), ISO, IP, and other recognized distillates fuel testing methods and standards.

We understand the full range of distillate fuel grades produced and traded. Many of these grades have sub-grades linked to regulatory requirements, climate, season, and altitude.

Contact SGS for professional guidance and service for middle and heavy distillates testing, inspection, treatment and related expertise.

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