Fuel Analysis Services

A fair proportion of diesel engine failures can be directly traced back to the quality of the fuel which was in use. Fuel contamination, degradation or adulteration can have serious consequences in terms of blocked filters, stuck or worn injectors, poor spray patterns and atomisation.

WearCheck's fuel analysis kit has been designed to help customers determine whether their fuel meets SANS requirements. SANS 342:2016 is the specification for South African diesel, and SANS 1598:2006 is the specification for unleaded petrol.

Laboratory Tests
Diesel Tests
  • Distillation (ASTM D86)
  • Density at 20°C (ASTM D7042)
  • Viscosity at 40°C (ASTM D7042)
  • Flashpoint (ASTM D93)
  • Total contamination (IP440)
  • Water content (ASTM D6304)
  • Sulphur content (ASTM D4294)
  • Cetane index (ASTM D976)

Petrol Tests
  • Distillation (ASTM D86)
  • Colour and appearance (In-house)
  • Density at 20°C (ASTM D974)
  • Lead (Pb) content (In-house)