Petroleum Products and Lubricants Testing Laboratory

Updated: Jun-05-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

Wahman Abu Compound, 14 Kelsey Road, Ferry Junction, Kissy,
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Phone number
+232 78 057 488 / +232 76 626 488
E-mail
sesayyusuff2019 [at] gmail.com
tom_yormah [at] yahoo.com
slsb2009 [at] yahoo.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
No
Does the laboratory have other sites?
Yes
Other locations

Petroleum Products and Lubricants Testing Laboratory, NP SL LtdTerminal Installation, Kissy, Freetown.
Freetown
Sierra Leone

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
Prof. Thomas B. R. Yormah
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
Tom_yormah [at] yahoo.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
6
Male laboratory personnel
5
Female laboratory personnel
1

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
6
Male technical personnel
5
Female technical personnel
1

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Other
Other testing laboratory services
Petroleum products, base-oil lubricants (i.e.
synthetic oil lubes and mineral oil lubricants) and related products
Scope of services offered
Test object or product tested or matrices
Diesel / AGO
Test parameter/ properties measured
i) Density at 15⁰C

ii) Flash point
iii) Kinematic viscosity at 38⁰C
iv) Water by distillation
v) Distillation D86
vi) Cetane index
vii) Sulphur content (% wt)
viii) ASTM colour
Type of test/ instrumentation used
a) DMA-35 Digital density meter
b) Glass hydrometers, thermometers and hydrometer jars
Pensky Mertens Flash point tester
KV-5 Viscometer bath; stop watch
Dean and stack apparatus
Seta still distillation unit
By calculation
ED XRF Sulphur-in-oil analyzer
Lovibond Colour comparator
Methods
ASTM D 4052
ASTM D 1298
ASTM D 93
ASTM D 445
ASTM D 95
ASTM D 86
ASTM D 976
ASTM D 4294
ASTM D 1500
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Gasoline/mogas
Test parameter/ properties measured
i) Colour
ii) Density at 15 ⁰C
iii) Doctor test
iv) Sulphur content (% wt)
v) Distillation D 86
vi) Water by distillation
vii) Appearance
Type of test/ instrumentation used
None (organoleptic)
As in 1(i)
Glassware apparatus
As in 1(vii)
As in 1(v)
As in 1(iv)
None (organoleptic)
Methods
Visual inspection
As in 1(i)
IP 30
As in 1(vii)
As in 1(v)
As in 1(iv)
Visual inspection
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Jet A-1
Test parameter/ properties measured
i) Appearance
ii) Colour Saybolt
iii) Sulphur content (% wt)
iv) Doctor test
v) Abel Flash point
vi) Distillation D86
vii) Density at 15 ⁰C
Type of test/ instrumentation used
As in 2(vii)
Saybolt chromometer
As in 1(vii)
As in 2(iii)
Abel flash point tester
As in 1(v)
As in 1(i)
Methods
As in 2(vii)
ASTM D 156
As in 1(vii)
As in 2(iii)
ASTM D 93
As in 1(v)
As in 1(i)
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
IFO/MFO/HFO
Test parameter/ properties measured
i) Density at 15 ⁰C
II) Sulphur content (% wt)
iii) Flash point
iv) Water by distillation
v) Kinematic viscosity at 50 ⁰C
Type of test/ instrumentation used
As in 1(i) (b)
As in 1(vii)
As in 1(ii)
As in 1(iv)
As in 1(iii)
Methods
As in 1(i)(b)
As in 1(vii)
As in 1(ii)
As in 1(iv)
As in 1(iii)
Accreditation status
No
Test object or product tested or matrices
Base oil lubricants (mineral and synthetic)
Test parameter/ properties measured
i) Density at 15 ⁰C
ii) Specific gravity at 60/60 ⁰F
iii) API gravity at 60 ⁰F
iv) Flash point
v) Sulphur content (% wt)
vi) Kinematic viscosity at 40 ⁰C
vii) Kinematic viscosity at 100 ⁰C
viii) Viscosity index
Type of test/ instrumentation used
As in 1(i) (a)
As in 1(i) (a)
As in 1(i) (a)
As in 1(ii)
As in 1(vii)
As in 1(iii)
As in 1(iii)
By calculation
Methods
As in 1(i) (a)
As in 1(i) (a)
As in 1(i) (a)
As in 1(ii)
As in 1(vii)
As in 1(iii)
As in 1(iii)
ASTM D 2270
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
No
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
No
Inter-laboratory comparison
No
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
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?
No