INSPECTORATE EAST AFRICA LIMITED LABORATORY

Updated: May-26-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

OFF MNAZI MOJA ROAD
Mombasa
Kenya

Phone number
+254714 323 930
E-mail
admin [at] inspectorate-ea.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
Yes
Scopes of Accreditation
i. Determination of density for automotive Gas Oil in accordance with ASTM D 1298 [Measurement range : 0.6000 to 1.2500kg/L]
ii. Determination of distillation for automotive Gas Oil at atmospheric pressure in accordance with ASTM D 86 [Measurement range : 36 to 4000C]
iii. Determination of Flash point for automotive Gas Oil in accordance with ASTM D 93 [Measurement range : 19 to 4000C]
Accreditation body
a) Accreditation body-KENAS [Kenya Accreditation Service]
b) Reference number for certificate of accreditation : TL/44
Does the laboratory have other sites?
No

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
KYALO ILUNGA
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
kyalo [at] inspectorate-ea.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
7
Male laboratory personnel
6
Female laboratory personnel
1

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
3
Male technical personnel
3
Female technical personnel
0

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Chemical
Water / food
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Automotive Gas Oil
Test parameter/ properties measured
Appearance/Color

Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C cSt

Copper strip corrosion, 3 hrs at 50°C (*)

Cetane index (Calculated)

Cloud point °C

Cold filter plugging point (CFPP) °C

Sediment % m/m

Water content, mg/kg

Ash %m/m (*)

Sulphur content, mg/kg

Carbon residue on 10% volume fraction

Neutralization value:
 Strong acid No. mg KOH/g
 Total acid no. mg KOH/g



Type of test/ instrumentation used
Viscometric

Volatility

Spectrometry


Methods
Visual

ASTM D 445 IP 71

ASTM D 130 IP 154

ASTM D 976

ASTM D 2500

IP 309

ASTM D 473 IP53

ASTM D 95

ASTM D 482

ASTM D 4294

ASTM D 189 IP13

ASTM D 974
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Automotive Gas Oil
Test parameter/ properties measured
Distillation:
Initial Boiling Point, °C
10% evaporated at, °C
50% evaporated at, °C
90% evaporated at, °C
Final Boiling Point, °C

Density

Flash point (Pensky martens)
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Volatility

Gravimetric
Methods
ASTM D 86

ASTM D 1298 IP 160

ASTM D 93
Accreditation status
Yes
Test object or product tested or matrices
JET A-1
Test parameter/ properties measured
Appearance

Odour

Density @ 15 °C

Density @ 20 °C

Electrical Conductivity

Flash Point

Total Sulphur

Distillation
Initial Boiling Point
10% vol. Rec. at
50% vol. Rec. at
90% vol. Rec. at
Final Boiling Point
Total Recovery
Residue
Loss

Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gravimetric

Volatility

Spectrometry

Methods
Visual


Organoleptic


ASTM D 1298

ASTM D-2624

ASTM D 93

ASTM D 4294

ASTM D-86

Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Fuel Oil
Test parameter/ properties measured
Density @ 20°C (Kg/l)

Kinematic Viscosity @ 50° cSt


Flash point (Pensky martens)

Sulphur Content, % wt

Water Content, % vol

Sediments by extraction, % m/m

Pour Point, oC

Carbon Residue (Conradson), % m/m

Gross Calorific Value, MJ/Kg

Ash content, % m/m

Sodium Content, ppm

Vanadium Content, ppm

Aluminium + Silicon, mg/Kg

Asphaltenes % m/m
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gravimetric

Viscometric


Volatility


Spectrometry

Methods
ASTM D 1298

ASTM D 445

ASTM D 93

ASTM D 4294

ASTM D 95

ASTM D473


ASTM D 97

ASTM D 189

ASTM D 4868

ASTM D482

IP 288

IP 288

ASTM D5184

IP 143
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
MOGAS
Test parameter/ properties measured
Appearance

Water content, mg/kg

Color

Odour

Density at 20 °C, g/ml

Benzene content, % v/v

Oxygenates

Research Octane Number, RON

Distillation:
Initial Boiling Point, °C
10% evaporated at, °C
50% evaporated at, °C
90% evaporated at, °C
Final Boiling Point, °C
Residue per cent v/v
Recovery @ 70 Deg. C, % vol.
Reid Vapor Pressure@37.8°C, kPa
Fuel Volatility Index (FVI)
Lead Content mg/l
Copper corrosion, 3 Hrs at 50°C ratingSulphur content, % mmExistent gum (solvent washed mg/100 ml)
Oxidation stability, min
Doctor test OR Mercaptan Sulphur, % mm
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Volatility

Gravimetric

Volatility

Spectrometry

Methods
ASTM D 4176

ASTM D 95

Visual

Organoleptic

ASTM D 1298 IP 160

ASTM D 4420 IP 429

ASTM D 5599


ASTM D 2699

ASTM D 86

ASTM D 323

Calculation

IP 429 ASTM D 3237

ASTM D 130

ASTM D 4294

ASTM D 381

ASTM D525

ASTM D 4952 IP/30

ASTM D 3227
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Other liquid petroleum products: Illuminating kerosene,

Wheat
Test parameter/ properties measured
Moisture contents
Type of test/ instrumentation used
Gravimetric
Methods
ISO 712
Accreditation status
No
Does the laboratory conduct sampling, upon request of the client, of products to be tested?
Yes

Proficiency Testing

Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for accredited scopes
Yes
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
Yes
PT Scheme details
 Service provider : SABS
 Inspectorate East Africa Ltd Laboratory : Lab number 06 in the
proficiency testing scheme
 Product for PT scheme: Automotive Diesel Fuel :
 Scope/Test parameters :
 Cetane Index
 Cetane No.
 Cold filter plugging point,0C
 Cloud Point
 Kinematic Viscosity at 400C, mm2/s
 Carbon residue on 10% volume fraction  Flash point ( PMCC) 0C
 Density at 200C,kg/L
 Sulphur content, mg/kg
 Water content, mg/kg
 Distillation :
 Initial boiling point  10% (v/v) recovered  50% (v/v) recovered  90% (v/v) recovered  95% (v/v) recovered
 To-date we have participated in a total of 8 MAP [Measurement Assurance Program] RUNS
 Year 2017 :MAP RUN 105 & 106
 Year 2018 :MAP RUN 107,108 &110  Year 2019 : MAP RUN 111,112 & 113
 A total of 26 laboratories participating in MAP RUN Scheme [AGO]
 A brief program on the scheme :
MAP RUN: 100
Sample from supplier[SA BS]: 16/02/19
Samples from SABS to participants: 02/03/19
Results due from participants:13/04/19
Final results due from SABS to participants:25/05/19
IRQ due from participants to SABS: 08/06/19
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
Yes
Outsourced services
 A total of four participants :
 Inspectorate East Africa Limited Laboratory-Accredited by
KENAS ref TL/44
 SGS-Accredited by KENAS
 Intertek Testing services (EA) (Pty) Ltd-Accredited by KENAS
as TL/46 KPRL-Accredited by SANAS
 The above laboratories are ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited under
various scope
 The scheme covers the following products :
 Gasoil  Mogas  Jet A-1  Fuel Oil
 Scheme program : Quarterly
 First quarter-January-Jet A-1
 Second quarter-April ,Product: Gasoil
 Third quarter-July ,Product :Mogas
 Fourth quarter-October ,Product : Fuel Oil
 Year 2019 Runs :
 08th January 2019: JET A-1 :Reference-Insp/02/Jan/19  03rd April 2019- Gasoil : Reference- Insp/01/Apr/19
 Supplier of sample (s) : Inspectorate East Africa Ltd Laboratory
 Program dates for the subject scheme includes :
 Date when the sample will be distributed by IEA to other three participants
 Results from participants
 Date (s) on when the final results shall be issued to participants
upon analysis.
Documented policies, procedures and records for the qualification, assessing and monitoring of all outsourced services providers
No

Quality Control / Quality Management

Does the lab operate an internal quality control (QC) system to ensure quality of test results?
Yes
Does the lab operate a management system (or Quality Management System) for assuring the quality of results?
Yes
Is the system documented in a Quality Manual?
Yes