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Chemical & Physical Bench Analysis

Since 1952, we have been at the forefront of providing extensive petroleum products research services, including standard ASTM international and industrial testing. We are recognized worldwide for our extensive facilities, experienced staff and innovations in the field of petroleum technology. We measure the quality and determine regulatory compliance of fuels, automatic transmission fluids, gear lubricants, hydraulic oils, coolants, antifreeze, and gasoline and diesel engine lubricants.

SwRI operates a large fuel sampling program where samples are gathered from service stations across the country. Our test equipment includes hundreds of bench-top chemical analyzers as well as octane and cetane engines meeting ASTM Coordinating Fuels Research (CFR) specifications and injector systems for induction system and fuel injector deposit and clean-up studies.