Leading Analytical Instrumentation

Petroleum Testing

M1784 MEP H19IF003-B_PetroOxy_02

Outstanding petroleum testing expertise

Anton Paar offers popular instruments to analyze various petroleum properties of fuels, lubricating oils, greases, and liquids. The methods are often also applicable for bio-based products.

Popular instruments for …

… multiple testing on fuels, lubricants and greases:

  • Copper Strip Tester (for determination of corrosiveness)
  • RCRT (for coke-forming deposit determinations acc. to Ramsbottom)
  • CCRT (for coke-forming deposit determinations acc. to Conradson)


… analyzing fuel and crude oil characteristics:

  • FIA (for determination of hydrocarbon type)
  • GUM (for determination of the gum content residue)
  • SCO 1 (for determination of the salt content in crude oil)
  • Sediment Content Tester (used for crude oil and fuel oil)


… analyzing lubricating oil characteristics:

  • Foam Tester (for determining the foaming characteristics)
  • DH 5 (Herschel test for determining the separation ability of water and sample)
  • TOR (for rust prevention characterization)
  • RM 2 (Reichert tribology test for determination of friction and wear)


… analyzing lubricating grease characteristics:

  • Conical Sieve Method (for oil separation from grease during storage)
  • Pressure Filtration Method (for oil separation from grease under pressure)


… analyzing liquid characteristics like density and kinematic viscosity:

  • Tempering Bath (for determination of density with a hydrometer or pycnometer)
  • Viscobath (for determination of kinematic viscosity using capillary tubes)


Call us for more information on analyzing various petroleum properties or visit Anton Paar for instruments and models details.

The automatic Pensky-Martens closed cup tester measures the flash point at the lowest temperature at which the application of an ignition source causes the vapors of a sample to ignite. PMA 5 is suitable for volatility applications of both biodiesel and biodiesel-blended fuels along with distillate fuels like diesel, heating oil and kerosene. It is commonly used for potentially flammable liquids such as lubricating oils and edible oils, too.
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