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ISO 12205 - Oxidation Stability of Middle-Distillate Fuels

We perform testing by ISO 12205 to measure the oxidation stability of diesel and other similar fuels by bubbling oxygen through the heated sample for 16 hrs. This test simulates storage of diesel fuel for one year.  A measured quantity of fuel is placed in a test tube and oxygen is bubbled through the liquid while heating the liquid to 95°C for 16 hours.  Following the exposure, the liquid is filtered and the level of insoluble material is measured. 

A result of less than 1.5 mg/100 ml is generally considered acceptable.

We also perform oxidation stability testing by ASTM D2112ASTM D2272ASTM D2274ASTM D2440ASTM D525ASTM D7462ASTM D873ASTM D942ASTM D943DIN 51587EN 15751IP 142IP 388IP 40ISO 4623, and ISO 7536. 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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ISO 12205 corresponds to ASTM D2274 and IP 388.

You can learn more about this test standard, or purchase a copy, by going to the website for ISO - the International Organization for Standardization.