ASTM’s Octane Rating and Proficiency Testing Program for Motor Gasoline provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide. Octane engine testing, also known as "engine knock test", measures gasoline characteristics related to engine knocking using ASTM International Standards. Octane testing labs will measure gasoline samples from refineries, storage facilities, storage tanks and pipelines for octane ratings and many other gasoline fuel quality properties. As an added benefit, this program will use the same fuel as used in our Motor Gasoline Proficiency Testing Program, which contains a host of other ASTM test parameters since not all labs have the proper engine knock testing equipment; http://www.astm.org/STATQA/Motor_Gas.htm.
Conducted three times annually, this program provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. The Octane Expansion Program is an add-on program to Octane Testing and is available to provide additional test cycles to enhance your laboratory’s quality program. This add-on program is also offered three times annually, provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program.
Samples, test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically distributed in approximately 25 business days.
For more information, contact us.