Intertek Testing Services (Australia) Pty Ltd


Adelaide Petroleum Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

27 Jul 1998


2 Elder Road
Largs North, SA 5016


Mr Christopher Faulkner P: +61 (08) 83011960


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Adelaide Petroleum Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Aggregate properties Aggregates Particle size distribution Sieve analysis AS 1141.11.1
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt extraction and grading Asphalts Bitumen content and aggregate grading Pressure filter AS/NZS 2891.3.3
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt performance Asphalts Deformation resistance; Resilient modulus Indirect tensile; Wheel tracking machine AS/NZS 2891.13.1, Austroads Method AGPT/T231
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt specimen manufacture Asphalts Specimen compaction; Specimen conditioning Compaction of asphalt slabs; Gyratory compaction; Handling and conditioning AS/NZS 2891.2.1, AS/NZS 2891.2.2,Austroads Method AGPT/T220, DPTI (SA)-TP428
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Asphalt volumetric properties Asphalts Bulk density; Maximum density; Voids and density relationship Mensuration; Presaturation; Water displacement AS/NZS 2891.7.1, AS/NZS 2891.8, AS/NZS 2891.9.2. AS/NZS 1289.9.3
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Road pavement surfacing characteristics Road pavements Layer thickness Not applicable ASTM D3549

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Analysis of biofuels, hydrocarbon fuels and related fuel products Distillate fuels; Liquid fuels Particulate matter Gravimetric

ASTM D5452, ASTM D3237, ASTM D6217

Liquid fuels Micro carbon residue Micro method

ASTM D4530, IP 398

Colour - Saybolt Saybolt chromometer

ASTM D156, IP 540

Sulfur Doctor test

IP 30

Flash point Pensky-Martens closed cup

ASTM D93, IP 34

Mercaptan sulfur; Sulfur Potentiometric; UV fluorescence

ASTM D5453, ASTM D3227

Acidity Titration

ASTM D3242, IP 354

Research octane number (RON) Test engine

ASTM D2699, IP 237

Pour point Automatic tilt; Visual examination

ASTM D5950, ASTM D97

Phosphorus Classical

ASTM D3231

Colour - Saybolt Automatic tristimulus ASTM D6045
Cetane index Calculation

ASTM D4737 (Procedure A)

Existent gum content Jet evaporation method IP 540
Viscosity - Kinematic Capillary viscometer

ASTM D445, IP 71

Filter blocking tendency Filtration

IP 387 (Procedure A)

Conductivity Electrometric

ASTM D2624, IP 274

Vapour pressure Mini method

ASTM D5191

Aromatic hydrocarbons HPLC

IP 391

Benzene Gas chromatography (GC)

ASTM D5580

Acid number; Total acid number Colorimetric titration; Potentiometric

ASTM D974 or IP 139,

ASTM D664 (Procedure A)

Aromatic/olefin/saturated hydrocarbon type classification Flow injection analyser (FIA)

ASTM D1319, IP 156

Copper corrosion Copper strip

ASTM D130, IP 154

Smoke point Manual

ASTM D1322, IP 598

Ash Pyrolysis

ASTM D482, IP 4

Water separation characteristics Micro-Separometer (MSEP)

ASTM D3948

Naphthalene UV-vis spectrophotometry

ASTM D1840

Water and sediment Centrifugation

ASTM D2709

Distillation characteristics Distillation

ASTM D1160

Nitrogen Chemiluminescence ASTM D4629
Biodiesel (fatty acid methyl esters, FAME) Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

EN 14078

Distillation Distillation

ASTM D86, IP 123

Lubricity High-frequency reciprocating rig (HFFR)

IP 450

2-Methylpropan-2-ol (tert-butanol, tert-butyl alcohol); Diisopropyl ether; Ethanol; Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) Gas chromatography (GC)

ASTM D4815

Motor octane number (MON) Comparison method

ASTM D2700, IP 236

Gum content Gravimetric


Sulfur X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

ASTM D4294, IP 336

Colour ASTM colour scale

ASTM D1500, IP 196

Cloud point Optical detection; Visual examination

ASTM D5771, ASTM D2500

Water reaction Volumetric

ASTM D1094 or IP 289

Distillation of crude petroleum - 15-Theoretical plate column Distillation

ASTM D2892

Colour Automatic tristimulus

ASTM D6045

Freezing point Visual examination

ASTM D2386

Lead Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS)

ASTM D3341

Thermal oxidation stability Jet fuel thermal oxidation test (JFTOT)

ASTM D3241, IP 323

Flash point Abel closed cup

 IP 170

Lead Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS)

ASTM D3237

Distillation Distillation

ASTM D5236

Stability Induction period method

ASTM D525, ASTM D5304, IP 40

American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity; Density; Specific gravity Density meter

ASTM D1298, , ASTM D4052, IP 160, IP 365

Appearance Visual examination

ASTM D4176

Specific energy Calculation

ASTM D3338

Analysis of bituminous materials - Composition Bituminous materials Toluene insoluble matter Gravimetric

AS/NZS 2341.8

Analysis of bituminous materials - Properties Bituminous materials Durability Long term exposure to heat and air

AS/NZS 2341.13

Penetration of bitumen Penetration apparatus

AS 2341.12

Torsional recovery Not applicable Austroads Method AGPT/T122
Rolling thin film oven (RTFO) Effect of heat and air on a moving film of bitumen

AS/NZS 2341.10

Sample handling and conditioning Not applicable Austroads Method AGPT/T102
Viscosity Dynamic - Capillary tube

AS/NZS 2341.2

Softening point Ring and ball AS 2341.18, Austroads Method AGPT/T131
Consistency; Stiffness Not applicable Austroads Method AGPT/T121
Viscosity Brookfield viscometer; Haake; Sliding plate viscometer AS/NZS 2341.4, AS/NZS 2341.5, Austroads Method AGPT/T111; DPTI (SA)-TP652
Ductility Not applicable

AS 2341.11

Rolling thin film oven (RTFO) Effect of heat and air on a moving film of bitumen Austroads Method AGPT/T103
Density Density bottle

AS 2341.7

Durability Long term exposure to heat and air AS/NZS 2341.13
Flash point; Flash point of cutback bitumen Cleveland open cup

AS 2341.14, IP 36

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