FIJI DRG – FAME in Distillate & Residual Fuels, SA5100-0

ASTM D7963 “Determination of Contamination Level of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters in Middle Distillate and Residual Fuels Using Flow Analysis by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy—Rapid Screening Method”.

FIJI DRG offers the industry a rapid and easy check on Parts Per Million (ppm or mg/kg) levels of FAME in Distillates, Residuals and Gasoline using test method ASTM D7963.

FIJI uniquely utilizes state of the art FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy) technology and a patented sample preparation system which allows FAME detection accuracy down to the 20mg/kg level.

FIJI can be used as a field or lab-based screening tool to give a quick indication of possible FAME contamination that may then necessitate further investigations. The instrument can be used to prevent expensive testing and avoid costly delays of fuel release.

A Multi-Product version of FIJI is available to measure Distillate & Residual Fuels as well as Jet.

Existing users of FIJI DRG can upgrade to enable measurement of FAME in Jet Fuels in accordance with ASTM D7797 & IP 583 using SA5050-0.

Methods: ASTM D7963, ISO 8217

The FIJI instrument is robust, extremely simple to use and is fully automatic so no specialist operator training is involved. Tests require less than 50ml of sample and typically take under 20 minutes. Results are presented in mg/kg units together with an optional traffic light system for flagging FAME contamination levels of the fuel. By comparison, current analytical tests can take many hours, require complex equipment and demand high skill levels.

Using a unique sample preparation module the sample is pumped at a controlled flow rate through a proprietary disposable cartridge. The sample components are spectrally analyzed by the FTIR and a result is displayed in mg/kg and a graphical spectrum is also shown.

The system is self-cleaning so no solvents are required. After each test, the cartridge is simply and easily replaced and the instrument is immediately ready for the next sample.

NOTE: Startup kit SA5101-0 is required for initial operation Range Extender Diluent is required for all Residual & Distillate Fuels >0.1% FAME

  • FAME in Distillate & Residual Fuels
  • Measures the presence of all FAME types C8 to C22
  • Approved for co-processed fuels
  • Analysis time 20 minutes
  • 50ml sample volume
  • Measuring range 20 mg/kg to 20%
  • Laboratory and field instrument
  • Suitable for untrained operators
  • Fully automatic
  • Patent Approved
Measurement range: 20 mg/kg to 20%
Test duration: 20 minutes
Sample size: 50ml
Operating temperature range: 5 to 35°C maximum (80% RH)
Power: 50W maximum
Voltage 100/250V, 50/60Hz
Size (HxWxD) 55 x 38 x 42 cm
Weight Approx 20kg
CCCN Code: Tariff 90273000

Spares and accessories for:
FIJI DRG – FAME in Distillate & Residual Fuels (SA5100-0)

Required Accessories
Part Number Description
SA5101-0 FIJI ASTM D7963 Starter Kit
Suggested Spares
Part Number Description
SA5003-0 FIJI Box Low Lint Wipes (pack of 280)
SA5004-100 FIJI Beaker 50 ml (Pack of 100)
SA5029-0 FIJI DRG Range Extender Diluent 5L
SA5105-100 FIJI ASTM D7963 Cartridges (pack of 100)
SA5115-0 FIJI ASTM D7963 Annual Service Kit
Calibration, Verification and Training
Part Number Description
SA5020-0 FIJI Verification Material 30 ppm, 100 ml
SA5021-0 FIJI Verification Material 100 ppm, 100 ml
SA5122-0 FIJI Verification Material 400mg-kg, 100ml
SA5123-0 FIJI VerificationMaterial 900mg-kg, 100ml
SA5125-0 FIJI ASTM D7963 Calibration Material Set
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