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EN 14538 - Calcium & Magnesium

We perform fuel quality testing by EN 14538 to measure the levels of calcium and magnesium in biodiesel. Calcium and magnesium may be present in biodiesel as abrasive solids or soluble metallic soaps. Abrasive solids can contribute to injector, fuel pump, piston, and ring wear, as well as to engine deposits. Soluble metallic soaps have little effect on wear, but they may contribute to filter plugging and engine deposits. High levels of calcium and magnesium compounds may also be collected in exhaust particulate removal devices, are not typically removed during passive or active regeneration, and can create increased back pressure and reduced time to service maintenance.

Contact us today to receive a quote for your biodiesel testing.

Sample quantity required: 10 ml

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