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Paragon Laboratories No. 2-D S500

NO. 2-D S500 | Diesel Fuel Oil Testing According to ASTM D975

ASTM D975, Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils, defines and provides specifications for No. 2-D S500 fuel oil.

No. 2-D S500 is a low sulfur middle distillate fuel used for general purpose diesel engine applications with varying speed and load with less than 500 ppm sulfur allowed.

Paragon is capable of performing a majority of the analysis related to the testing of No. 2-D S500 fuel oil according to ASTM D975 Table 1 requirements.

Procedures included on our A2LA Scope of Accredidation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 are designated as such.


ASTM D975-16a Table 1, Approved October 1, 2016

Test Method Reference Min. Sample Vol. Price ISO 17025
Flash Point ASTM D93 75 mL $47.00
Water and Sediment (High Precision Method) ASTM D2709 100 mL $57.00
Distillation Temperature ASTM D86 105 mL $75.00
Kinematic Viscosity, at 40 °C ASTM D445 20 mL $47.00
Ash ASTM D482 150 mL $55.00
Sulfur* ASTM D2622[1] --- --- ---
Copper Strip Corrosion ASTM D130 30 mL $44.00
Cetane Number ASTM D613 1000 mL $255.00
One of the following must be met:        
Cetane Index
Requires ASTM D86 (Above) and includes D4052
ASTM D976-80 110 mL $55.00
Aromaticity (Not Included in Cost Below) ASTM D1319 5 mL $101.00
Operability Requirements        
Cloud Point ASTM D2500 100 mL $52.00
Cold Filter Plug Point (Not Included in Cost Below) ASTM D6371 100 mL $94.00
Ramsbottom Carbon Residue on 10% ASTM D524 115 mL $162.00
Lubricity by HFRR (Digital Camera) ASTM D6079 2 mL $277.00
Conductivity ASTM D2624 100 mL $62.00
Total Cost     $1188.00  


*Procedures we do not currently perform.

[1] ASTM D2622 is specified in 40 CFR Part 80 and is listed in ASTM D975 as the referee method for sulfur analysis on S500 grades. If your testing needs are not governed by 40 CFR Part 80, ASTM D5453 can be used as an alternative test procdure. Section 5.1.8 of ASTM D975 states that ASTM D5453 is appropriate for all grades of diesel fuel oil. Paragon currently offers analysis by ASTM D5453.