Chemiphase offer all biodiesel producers the opportunity to have their biodiesel’s tested to EN14214 & EN14213 standards.
We are pleased to offer a laboratory analysis of biodiesel carried out against the EN 14214 European Standard. We offer a collection service of the sample, testing will be completed within 7 working days and results returned within 10 days of collection.
Test Specification + Test Methods:
- Ester Content – EN 14103
- Polyunsaturated Methyl Esters – EN 14103
- Linolenic Acid Methyl Esters – EN 14103
- Density @ 15 deg C – EN ISO 3675 / EN ISO 12185
- Viscosity @ 40 deg C – EN ISO 3104
- Sulphur Content – EN ISO 20846
- Carbon Residue – EN ISO 10370
- Cetane Number – EN ISO 5165
- Total Contamination – EN 12662
- Oxidation Stability @ 110 deg C – EN 14112
- Sulphated Ash Content – ISO 3987
- Water Content – EN ISO 12937
- Copper Band Corrosion (3 Hours at 50 deg C) – EN ISO 2160
- Acid Value – EN 14104
- Iodine Value – EN 14111
- Methanol Content – EN 14110
- Flash Point – ISO 3679
- Free Glycerol – EN 14105
- Total Glycerol – EN 14105
- Monoglyceride Content – EN 14105
- Diglyceride Content – EN 14105
- Triglyceride Content – EN 14105
- Group 1 (alkali) metals (Na & K) – EN 14108 (Na), EN 14109 (K)
- Group 11 (alkali) metals (Ca & Mg) – EN 14538
- Phosphorous Content – EN 14107
- Cold Filter Plugging Point – EN 116
What we require for the test
A 3-5 Litre (3000-5000 mls) sample in a secure container (suitable for transport via road) and in a box with packaging (suitable for transport via road). The results will be returned to you in approximately 7-10 working days. You will receive a full copy of the results via email for immediate use and a hard copy for your records.
HMRC Ref:179E March 2008 Biofuels and other fuel substitutes.
Important: The following paragraph has the force of law.
Under the powers given by Regulation 6 of the Revenue Traders (Accounts and Records) Regulations 1992 HMRC requires that details so recipes used to produce biodiesel are kept and preserved for six years. This requirement also applies to supporting documents showing that the recipe is followed for each batch produced and to the preservation of any best results linked to particular batches.
If your production method includes the use of additives with SVO and UCO you should be aware that there are restrictions on the use of “tied” oils, which are relevant of duty except when used as motor fuels. You can find more information on tied oils in Notice 184A “Mineral (hydrocarbon) oil put to certain use: excise duty relief”. Marked or rebated fuels (such as red diesel and kerosene) must not be used as road fuel or as additives in road fuels. More information can be found in Notice 192 “Registered dealers in controlled oils”.
If you need further advice you should contact our advice service.
3.4.1. How do I prove that my fuel is biodiesel?
HMRC expect that anyone producing biofuels commercially will have their fuel analysed and tested on a regular basis as a part of normal quality control. These tests should give details of sulphur/ester content and ideally show a breakdown of the composition of the fuel. The recipe or formulation for biodiesel production will often be enough to determine whether the finished product can meet the full biodiesel specification – for example anything that would reduce the ester content below 96.5% through having a low or nil ester content itself e.g. alcohol, terpine, water. However, the recipe alone does not provide proof that a product meets (or fails to meet) the specification. Tests should be carried out on the “finished fuel “and not on the raw materials used in production. Producers should ensure that the fuel that is tested does not undergo any further process and that it is identical to the fuel put out for sale.