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European Commission selects Intertek Spain for gas oil stability testing

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Intertek has been selected by the European Commission Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) to support gas oil stability testing.

The IRMM is one of seven institutes of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and supports industrial competitiveness, quality of life, safety and security in the EU by developing advanced measurement standards and providing state of the art scientific advice concerning measurements and standards for EU policies.

The IRMM has chosen Intertek’s BTC laboratory in Spain to conduct determinations of cloud point (CP) analysis and cold filter plugging point (CFPP) testing under repeatable conditions for a set of diesel fuel samples.

The Intertek BTC laboratory, which is located in the Port of Bilbao, specialises in the testing and analysis of petroleum, fuels and other hydrocarbons.

The tests will determine the stability of reference material ERM-395k, and are to be performed in accordance with the methods provided by the European Commission.

Intertek BTC Laboratory Manager, Angel Garrido, commented that ‘Intertek is honoured to have been chosen by the IRMM to perform this fuel testing. Measuring the characteristics of test reference material is extremely important for ensuring meaningful repeatability for any testing laboratory using materials’.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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