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Research Laboratories, Inc. is a full service petroleum fuel analysis facility specializing in the testing of distillate fuels.   We offer fuel analysis on diesel, gasoline, biodiesel 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:

#2 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
  • Water by Karl Fischer ASTM D6304
  • 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 #2 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
06/02/2017 -
Happy 4th of July
Research Laboratories, Inc will be closed in celebration of the 4th of July the week of July 3rd, 2017. We will reopen on July 10th, 2017 at 8:30AM. Please be aware that NO LAB TESTING will be performed during this time period. All samples sent for testing and received after 06/16/17 will likely NOT be started until after we return. Thank you! Have a safe and blessed Independence Day!
05/17/2017 -
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.
03/01/2017 -
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 23rd through the 25th. Feel free to stop by and say hello or ask your questions at booth #62220 in the West Wing.
02/02/2017 -
Determination of Cold Weather Fuel Operability
There are various means used to predict how a diesel fuel will function in cold temperatures. There are various means used to theoretically predict whether a particular diesel fuel will function properly when used at reduced ambient temperatures. Some of these methods are "good predictors" and some are not. The following describes the most widely used testing techniques to assist fuel marketers and fuel users. (continued)
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