New ASTM Standard Test Method for SetaCheck
ASTM International approved test method ASTM D8274
Standard Test Method for Determination of Biodiesel (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) Content in Diesel Fuel Oil by Portable Rapid Mid-Infrared Analyzer
The new test method represents confirmation that the SetaCheck Biodiesel meets ASTM guidelines to provide immediate measurement of biodiesel in diesel content via mid-infrared technology. This unique technology coupled with the repacking of critical elements for wider portable use has resulted in an instrument that gives laboratory performance in a truly handheld device. Only 2 ml of sample is needed when testing with SetaCheck and no dilution of the sample is required. The test is complete in less than 1 minute and measures a range of 0.1% to 40% for on-site evaluation.
Effective fuel quality control can now be performed outside the lab, Matt Fielder, Stanhope-Seta’s Market Development Manager says “This device is perfect for anyone needing immediate, accurate, repeatable results to prove what they purchased is what the supplier says it is. It doesn’t have to be expensive, and you don’t need super hi-tech equipment and a degree to operate it.”