Laboratory Analysis

ProLabNL features a state-of-the-art full fluid property characterization analytical laboratory. The following sample analyses done in our analytical laboratory are based on established industry testing standards (ASTM) and meet ISO Standards (ISO9001, 14001 and 45001):

    • Density and Relative Density of Crude Oils by Digital Density Analyzer according to ASTM D5002
    • Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter according to ASTM D4052
    • Density and Relative Density of Liquids by Digital Density Meter
    • Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (15 – 20°C) according to ASTM D445
    • Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (20 – 60°C) according to ASTM D455
    • Dynamic Viscosity (20 – 60°C)
    • Salinity
    • Conductivity according to ASTM D1125
    • Oil in water according to ASTM D8193
    • Oil in water (heptane extraction)
    • pH of Water
    • Water in Crude Oils by Distillation according to ASTM D4006
    • Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation according to ASTM D95
    • Water in Crude Oils by Potentiometric Karl Fischer Titration according to ASTM D4377
    • Water in Petroleum Products by Volumetric Glassware
    • Temperature
    • Water and Sediment in Crude Oil by the Centrifuge Method
    • Bottle test
    • Turbidity
    • Vacuum filtration (up to 2L sample volume)
    • Vacuum filtration (more than 2L sample volume)
    • Flask/weighing method/analysis
    • Determination of the viable aerobic microbial content of fuels and associated water (IP913 and ASTM D7978)
    • Coagulation-Floculation Jar Test of Water according to ASTM D2035 (per jar incl pH, turbidity and report)

The benefit of on-site fluid characterization done at ProLabNL’s analytical laboratory is that it offers fast and reliable measurement of critical fluid properties that aid our clients in determining the performance of the equipment being tested in the flowloop. ProlabNL can also arrange for spot checks on samples at third party labs if desired.