Test Procedures for Gasoline, Diesel, and Alternative Fuels

This page last reviewed November 14, 2014

For questions or comments related to the ARB's individual SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) listed in the table below, please contact Yanbo Pang at (626) 575-6692. 

In addition, for a list of other test methods used to enforce ARB's gasoline and diesel fuel regulations, please look at the documents entitled "Gasoline Specifications and Test Methods" and "Diesel Fuel Specifications and Test Methods."

Also, for a list of test methods used to enforce ARB's Alternative Fuels, please look at the individual California Code of Regulations (CCR) (Title 13, Sections 2290 to 2292.7). These include: M-100, M-85, E-100, E-85, CNG, LPG, and Hydrogen. To access the actual CCR language, please go to the OAL Website.
The links below will provide access to individual methods in ARB's QC Manual in PDF format. 

SOP / Test
Method

Number

SOP / Test Method Title

PDF

Last
Revision
Date

MV-FUEL-115

Procedure for the Determination of Alcohols and Ethers in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography

63k 

July 12, 2010

MV-FUEL-117

Analysis of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Total Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Diesel Fuel by Supercritical-Fluid Chromatography

52k 

July 1, 2014

MV-FUEL-121

Benzene and Total Aromatics in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography

200k 

September 2005

MV-FUEL-122

Procedure for Receiving, Handling, and Blending Fuel Samples

25k 

December 1, 2002

MV-FUEL-123

Procedure for the Determination of Sulfur in Fuels by Ultraviolet Fluorescence

43k 

July 1, 2014

MV-FUEL-125

Procedure for the Determination of  the REID Vapor Pressure Equivalent of Gasoline

27k 

June 1, 2009

MV-FUEL-126

Procedure for the Determination of  Density of Liquid Fuels by Digital Density Meter

25k 

January 1, 2009

MV-FUEL-128

Procedure for the Determination of Distillation Points of Liquid Fuels by Automated Distillation

84k 

January 1, 2014

MV-FUEL-131

Procedure for the Determination of Oxygenates and Paraffin, Olefin, Naphthene, and Aromatic Hydrocarbon Type Analysis in Gasoline by Multi-Dimensional Gas Chromatography

86k 

September 1, 2014

MV-FUEL-133

Screening Procedure for Determination of Oxygenates, Aromatics, Benzene, Olefin, and Distillation Temperatures in Gasoline, and Polycyclic and Total Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Cetane Number in Diesel Fuel by Infrared Spectrocopy

31k 

June 1, 2014

MV-FUEL-134

Procedure for the Determination of Olefins in Gasoline by Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

36k 

January 1, 2014

MV-FUEL-135

Procedure for the Management of Fuel Analysis Data

32k 

December 1, 2014

MV-FUEL-143

Procedure for the Determination of Nitrogen in Fuels by Chemiluminescence

35k 

September 9, 2010

MV-FUEL-150

Procedure for the Determination of Sulfur in Fuels by Energy-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

70k 

July 23, 2014

MV-FUEL-153

Procedure for the Determination of the Carbon, Hydrocarbon, Oxygen, and Nitrogen Content of Liquid Fuels

30k 

March 15, 2012

MV-FUEL-154

Procedure for the Determination of Equivalent Solvent Red 26 Dye Concentration in Diesel Fuels by Portable Visible Spectrophotometer

21k 

April 13, 2012

SITE-SPECIFIC ALTERNATIVE TEST METHODS
Test Method Title File Size Last Revision Date
Site-Specific Test Method Guideline 126K April 12, 2006
Site-Specific Test Method Spreadsheet (non-zero origin) 600K April 3, 2006
Site-Specific Test Method Spreadsheet (zero origin) 566K April 3, 2006

 

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