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Tests Performed for Illinois Biodiesel Initiative's Quality Control

Posted by Avery Maris Maloto on January 11, 2021

As provided by Allison Narlock, the current quality control lead for Illinois Biodiesel Initiative (IBI), IBI performs a series of standard tests for every batch. The tests, with the ASTM test number, are the following (in no particular order:)

  • Acid Number: D974
  • Water and Sediment: D2709
  • Flash Point: D93 (D6450), we use the closed cup method
  • Oxidative Stability: D2274
  • Visual Inspection: D4176
  • Cold Soak: D7501
  • Cloud Point: D2500

For each test, results are recorded to provide information as needed.