Petroleum Testing Laboratory

The Petroleum Testing Laboratory is equipped with the newest laboratory instruments to facilitate students with experimental work on fuel testing and petroleum engineering. The automated vacuum distillation unit, sulfur analyzer, octane analyzer, bomb calorimeter, and viscometer bath are only a few experimental setups in the laboratory. As well, it is equipped with the necessary apparatus to provide the student with knowledge and experience in energy engineering and fuel technology. The laboratory includes many apparatuses such as the soxhlet apparatus, Reigdens specific surface apparatus, the Mohr Westphal balance, the Pensky Martens closed cup and Cleveland open cup, Engler viscometer, and Saybolt universal viscometer, Penetrometer, Universal torsion viscometer, Pilot plant leaching unit, etc.


Lab in charge:             Dr. S.A.D.T. Subasinghe

Technical officers:      Mrs. K.P.G.H.R. Gunarathna

Lab Attendant:            Mr. Ruwan 

Equipment list:

  • ALN series balance (density meter)
  • Centrifuge (model PLC 025)
  • Cleveland open cup tester
  • LECO AC500 bomb calorimeter
  • Pensky martens flash point tester
  • Portable octane analyzer
  • Vacuum distillation system