Head of the Analytical Laboratory
Małgorzata Odziemkowska
ph.: +48 22 7777 261
e-mail: malgorzata.odziemkowska@pimot.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Analytical Laboratory

The scope of the Laboratory’s activities

We provide detailed analysis for a wide range of fuels, biofuels, petroleum products and carry out research and development works including the development of technologies for automotive fuels, LPG, heating oils, biocomponents, biofuels, and alternative fuels.

 Laboratory services:

  • Performing the chemical composition as well as physicochemical and operational properties of fuels, biocomponents, biofuels, alternative fuels, heating oils and petroleum products testing
  • Evaluation of octane and cetane numbers of fuels, biofuels, alternative fuels in engine tests
  • Assessment of the quality of fuels, petroleum products according to normative requirements and government regulations
  • Fuel quality monitoring
  • Identification of the client’s needs regarding the testing of petroleum products and fuels and the selection of test methods to meet the client’s needs
  • Sampling of liquid fuels, LPG, biocomponents, biofuels, alternative fuels according to PN-EN ISO 3170, PN EN 14275, PN-EN ISO 4257
  • Issuing of expert’s opinions on the quality of fuels, biofuels, biocomponents, petroleum products.

Basic test equipment of the Laboratory:

  • Gas chromatographs with MS detector, FID, and TCD
  • Liquid chromatograph
  • Apparatus for determining the sulphur content of liquid and gaseous fuels
  • IR spectrometer
  • UV-VIS spectrometer
  • Fuel and lubricant lubricity testers
  • Oil product, biofuel and biocomponent stability testers
  • Apparatuses for testing physico-chemical properties of fuels, biofuels, and petroleum products
  • Apparatuses for testing LPG properties.

Experienced research and technical personnel ensure high quality standard of the test research works carried out.

Our Laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by Polish Centre for Accreditation, ensuring that we provide analytical testing to the highest industry standards (Accreditation Certificate No. AB 082).


Research and development works:

  • development of production technology of automotive fuels, LPG, heating oils, biocomponents, biofuels, alternative fuels in terms of chemical composition, components, additives and assessment of their compatibility
  • evaluation of the properties of low-temperature fuel components and finished fuels
  • evaluation of thermo-chemical stability of fuel components and finished fuels
  • evaluation of anti-corrosive properties of fuel components and finished fuels
  • evaluation of fuel storage stability using accelerated aging tests
  • evaluation of the physico-chemical and performance properties of fuels and petroleum products in operational tests
  • support in solving problems related to the storage and use of fuels, biofuels, alternative fuels
  • standardization of fuels and assessment of compliance of finished fuels, biofuels and alternative fuels with the specifications.


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