FAME in Biodiesel Analyser

The FluidInspectIR® FAME in Biodiesel analyser measures the FAME content in biodiesel using Mid IR Spectroscopy and correlates to ASTM D7371 standard, to extract the FAME % parameter from a biodiesel sample. The 2-3ml of oil sample is dispensed into the inlet tubing of the flow-cell via a syringe. The flow-cell is placed into the analyser and the measurement is started from the software.

About FluidInspectIR

FluidInspect IR - Portable is a rugged, robust, portable measurement system that is used in several industrial application fields like oil condition monitoring and fuel analysis. The system is battery  powered and can be used portably or as a benchtop system. The system comes set up for the desired application and the measurement output is in conventional laboratory units therefore makes the analyser the system of choice for engineers and operators. 



The FAME content in biodiesel  is an important parameter as it can have significant influence on the quality and the performance of the fuel. FAME blended biodiesel have the tendencies to react and to form acidic by-products that can reduce the life- time of the engine. 

FAME blended fuels are also not allowed in many applications such as jet fuels etc. and it is therefore important to be able to quickly check the FAME content  for quality control purposes. In addition fuel storage tanks have to be managed to ensure that no cross contamination with FAME occurs during the storage of different fuel types.