BUREAU VERITAS PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY CENTER (PTC) IS A BEST-IN-CLASS OIL CHARACTERIZATION LABORATORY 

Our laboratories perform complex assays and evaluations of crude products and their boiling range fractions. A detailed characterization is essential in determining the value and processibility of unrefined petroleum feedstocks.  Data from these analyses are used by marketers to determine the commercial value and by refiners to optimize production processes.  

Our distillation capabilities include: physical and vacuum distillation by ASTM D86, D1160, D2892 and D5236, simulated distillation by ASTM D2887, D6352 and D7169. 

Bureau Veritas can provide assays based on customer specified fractions, or can recommend simple or comprehensive assay designs based on expert experience with similar products. Assay estimates are accompanied with recommended sample volumes required for the completion of an assay distillation and associated analytical assignments. Petroleum assays are reported in tabular form and include distillation and recovery data.

Our assay experts have procedures and capabilities to perform oil cleaning processes required as pre-treatment that satisfy all material types: dewatering, centrifugation, emulsion testing, cold extraction, solvent dissolution, and more.