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DIESEL FUEL SPECIFICATION UPDATE BS EN 590

7/10/2015

IP 387 Filter Blocking Tendency included

BS EN 590 has now been updated to include Filter Blocking Tendency (IP 387 Procedure B) as a mandatory requirement

From 1st November 2015:

  • All Diesel Imports will be subject to new Filter Blocking Tendency (FBT) limits
  • IP 387 Procedure B must be performed on every batch of fuel covered by BS EN 590
  • This specification change applies to all Diesel sold
  • Date of conformance : November 2015

How may I comply?

The Seta Multi Filtration Tester (91600-3) offers an automatic robust test on filter blocking tendencies in accordance with IP 387 Procedure B and BS EN 590 fuel specifications.

Cold Soak Methods help predict performance of Winter Grade Fuels. In response to operability and performance concerns of biodiesel and biodiesel blends in Winter months sample conditioning methods (ASTM D7501, IP PM-EA, CGSB-3.0 No 142 and CEN N403) were developed to simulate low winter temperatures. Once the sample has been pre-conditioned it is run through a filtration test as per IP 387, ASTM 2068 or ASTM D6217.

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