Petroleum Testing Services

Gasoline Testing According to ASTM D4814-20a and Other Program Requirements

Paragon offers numerous testing services for various formulations of finished fuels including gasoline, reformulated gasoline (RFG), gasoline-alcohol blends, gasoline-ethanol blends, gasoline-ether blends, and gasoline-oxygenate blends.

Finished fuel testing includes required testing for EEE Lube Cert Gasoline, CARB Phase II, Tier II EEE, CARB LEV III E10 Fuel, Tier 3 EEE Emission Cert Fuel, Euro Stage III Gasoline, Euro Stage IV Gasoline, Euro Stage V Gasoline, Tier II Cold CO Fuel, Tier 3 EEE Low Temp Testing, and Tier 3 EEE High Altitude Testing, among others.

Below is a listing of commonly requested tests for gasoline based fuels as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board (CARB), the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the Coordinating Research Council (CRC), among others.

Procedures included on our A2LA Scope of Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 are designated as such.

Gasoline Testing According to ASTM D4814-20a and Other Program Requirements

Service Method Reference Min. Sample Vol. Price ISO 17025
Distillation [A] ASTM D86 210 mL $78.00
Copper Strip Corrosion (@ 50 Degree C) [A] ASTM D130 30 mL $46.00
Copper Strip Corrosion (@ All Other Temperatures) [A] ASTM D130 30 mL $46.00
Heating Value, Gross ASTM D240 10 mL $181.00
Heating Value, Gross and Net ASTM D240 10 mL $202.00
Gum Content (Unwashed) [A] ASTM D381 50 mL $91.00
Gum Content (Washed and Unwashed) [A]
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D381 50 mL $91.00
Oxidation Stability [A] ASTM D525 50 mL $158.00
Acidity for Distilled Residues ASTM D1093 210 mL $32.00
Conductivity (>2,000 uS/m) ASTM D1125 Modified 100 mL $65.00
Hydrocarbon Type (FIA, Total Sample Basis)
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D1319 5 mL $126.00
Hydrocarbon Type (FIA, Uncorrected) ASTM D1319 5 mL $105.00
Acidity as Acetic Acid ASTM D1613 150 mL $53.00
Research Octane Number (RON) [A] ASTM D2699 1000 mL $161.00
Motor Octane Number (MON) [A] ASTM D2700 1000 mL $161.00
Octane Number ‐ R+M/2 (Antiknock Index + Sensitivity) [A] ASTM D2699; ASTM D2700 2000 mL $322.00
Phosphorus [A] ASTM D3231 10 mL $236.00
Lead [A] ASTM D3237 50 mL $58.00
Benzene
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D3606 50 mL $254.00
Manganese [A] ASTM D3831 5 mL $58.00
Density and Relative Density (@ 15.56 Degree C) [A] ASTM D4052 5 mL $37.00
Density and Relative Density (@ All Other Temperatures) [A] ASTM D4052 5 mL $37.00
Appearance (Distillate Fuels) [A] ASTM D4176 Prodedure 1 1000 mL $21.00
Haze Rating [A] ASTM D4176 Procedure 2 1000 mL $32.00
Driveability Index (Calculated) [A]
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D4814 n/a $21.00
Estimated Vapor/Liquid Ratio, V/L=20 (Calculated) [A]
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D4814 n/a $21.00
Oxygenates (5 Compounds) [A]
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D4815 10 mL $182.00
Oxygenates (13 Compounds) [A]
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D4815 10 mL $254.00
Oxygen (Calculated with 5 Compound Suite) [A]
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D4815 n/a $21.00
Oxygen (Calculated with 13 Compound Suite) [A]
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D4815 n/a $21.00
Aluminum and Silicon ASTM D5185 Modified 50 mL $116.00
Vapor Pressure (Grabner @ 37.8 Degree C) [A] ASTM D5191 1000 mL $53.00
Vapor Pressure (Grabner @ All Other Temperatures) [A] ASTM D5191 Modified 1000 mL $91.00
Carbon and Hydrogen
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D5291 10 mL $234.00
Nitrogen (% Level)
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D5291 10 mL $91.00
Sulfur [A]
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D5453 10 mL $80.00
Ethanol and Methanol Content (≥20 Mass % EtOH, m/m% only) ASTM D5501 10 mL $254.00
Ethanol and Methanol Content (≥20 Mass % EtOH, both m/m% and v/v%)
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D5501 10 mL $254.00
Oxygen (Calculated)
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D5501 n/a $21.00
Oxygen ASTM D5622 10 mL $128.00
Aromatics in Gasoline by GC/MS
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D5769 30 mL $385.00
Olefins in Gasoline by SFC ASTM D6550 10 mL $305.00
Inorganic Chloride
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D7328 50 mL $80.00
Existent Inorganic Sulfate
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM D7328 50 mL $80.00
Silver Strip Corrosion [A] ASTM D7671 30 mL $69.00
Water (Karl Fischer) by m/m% ASTM E203 50 mL $58.00
Water (Karl Fischer) by v/v%
Requires Additional Testing
ASTM E203 50 mL $58.00
Saturates in Gasoline (Calculated)
Requires Additional Testing
Paragon SOP-A0063 n/a $21.00
Stoichiometric Air Fuel Ratios (Calculated)
Requires Additional Testing
SAE J1829 n/a $21.00

Subcontracted Services (10 Business Day TAT After Receipt by Subcontract Laboratory) Method Reference Min. Sample Vol. Price ISO 17025
Aromatics in Gasoline by GC ASTM D5580 25 mL $132.00
Oxygenates ASTM D5599 25 mL $141.00
Vapor Pressure (VPx) - Triple Expansion Method ASTM D6378 500 mL $240.00
Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis ASTM D6729 5 mL $353.00
Olefins in Denatured Fuel Ethanol by SFC ASTM D7347 50 mL $90.00
Benzene and Total Aromatics in Denatured Fuel Ethanol by GC ASTM D7576 25 mL $132.00

For procedures designated with a [A], these procedures are referenced in ASTM D4814-20a.

For procedures designated with a symbol, Paragon subcontracts samples to accredited laboratories, when available. Prices for subcontracted procedures are subject to change without notice.