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Oilybits are pleased to be the official UK distributor of Philiptest, Biodiesel Test Kits
Biodiesel should always be produced to meet the quality specifications of ASTM D-6751 and BS/EN 14214. The pHLip test was developed to give the buyer a tool to visually, quickly, and inexpensively determine quality. The Biodiesel pHLip Test is the easiest, lowest-cost, most accurate and fastest biodiesel field test available today, and is aimed at both the domestic fuel producer, for checking of his own fuel quality, and at the end user of commercially sought product, to check that he is being sold good quality fuel
Note - Price of £14.00 indicated is for 3x Test Vials (As shown in image) @ £4.60 per test, this does not include a reference vial (reference vial contains perfect biodiesel with indicator solution). We recommend customers always restock with the 10 Pack, this way reducing cost per test to £3.75.
One reference vial will last until it bio-degrades naturally.
The Biodiesel pHLip Test can accurately detect traces of biodiesel characteristics:
The Biodiesel pHLip Test was developed for low-cost field sampling, screening, and testing of pure biodiesel(B100/B99)
What's a pHLip Test?
To ensure the highest quality of fuel for your engines, the pHLip Test acts as a firewall against poor quality fuel. There can be two major quality issues with biodiesel:
Poor quality traced to the manufacturer. When oils and fats are converted into biodiesel, 100% conversion is impossible and some dissolved contaminants such as oxidized esters, excess catalyst, soaps or glycerines may remain. While most manufacturers clean and test their fuel to EN specifications, it is commonplace that some lots do not get properly cleaned or tested before being shipped out. In these cases, using the pHLip Test can help you find poorer quality fuel, making it an essential tool for fuel distributors
Poor quality due to handling and storage issues. When biodiesel is shipped in various tankers and stored for differing lengths of time in wildly changing climatic conditions, biodiesel that met specification at the time of production may go out of specification before its final use. Aged fuel, exposure to gasoline, rust or other incompatible materials or exposure to excess heat or cold can result in oxidized fuel or other harmful contaminants. Any of these problems can cause excessive filter clogging and even damage to the engine. In these cases, using the pHLip Test can help you find poorer quality fuel, making it an essential tool for fleets, retail and end-users
ASTM D-6751 testing requires a Gas Chromatograph (GC) to be accurate. Owning and operating a GC in every gas station or at every storage tank is not feasible, and the time needed for outside testing is impractical. Bad fuel should then be sent to a lab for real quantitative testing. The pHLip test includes a proprietary recipe that can be calibrated against a Gas Chromatograph (GC) to provide consistent test results
Preparing to conduct a pHLip Test:
Conducting a pHLip Test:
All pHLip Biodiesel Field Tests are offered only as general indicators of fuel quality. All commercial tests - even analytical tests performed according to ASTM specifications - are subject to error due to sampling techniques, unique fuel attributes, and statistical anomaly. Failed tests should be verified by detailed analytical testing. pHLip Test warranties that the test kits provided are modeled after industry best-practices and existing ASTM standards. No other warranties, either expressed or implied, are made regarding the accuracy of the tests or the quality of the fuel that is tested
Download Oilybits Phliptest Instructions PDF
(All prices include VAT)
03 Pack -
£14.00 (£11.67 ex. VAT)
10 Pack -
£37.50 (£31.25 ex. VAT)
50 Pack -
£175.00 (£145.83 ex. VAT)
Product Code: PHLI415