The characteristics of biodiesel are very similar to those of ordinary diesel. The big difference, however, is that biodiesel is made from renewable raw materials, such as vegetable oils or animal fats. The familiar sources are rapeseed oil, palm oil and soya oil. To improve the quality of the diesel, the oils are scorched, resulting in methyl esters as soybean methyl ester. Biodiesel is non-toxic, biodegradable and low in aromatics and sulphur content.
TLR can perform the most important biodiesel analyses to the EN14214 standard within 24 hours. These include not only the levels of esters, diglyceride, triglyceride, moisture and metals, but also insoluble components (total contamination), Viscosity and Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP).
Which analyses are available for biodiesel?
- Insoluble components (total contamination)
- Cold filter plugging point (CFPP).