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ASTM D156 - Saybolt Color of Petroleum Products


We perform fuel quality testing by ASTM D156 to measures the Saybolt color of jet fuel and other petroleum products. This test method covers the determination of the color of refined oils such as undyed motor and aviation gasoline, jet propulsion fuels, naphthas and kerosene, and other petroleum products. Determining the color of petroleum products is mainly for manufacturing control purposes. When the color range of a particular product is known, a variation outside the established range can indicate possible contamination with another product.

We also perform color analysis by ASTM D1500ASTM D6045ASTM D848IP 196, and ISO 2049.These different test methods use different instruments or procedures or are used for certain sample types. Click on the test method number to learn more about each test.

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Sample quantity required: 100ml

For additional information on this test method or to purchase a copy of the method, please click HERE to open a new window and visit the ASTM website.