As an ISO 9001 certified organisation, we deploy stringent measures to ensure the quality of our products. The quality control assessment starts from the raw material stage when crude oil is unloaded, then continues through crude and product process streams and right through to product ship loading.
Our refinery at Vadinar has a fully equipped laboratory to certify the refinery’s range of products, for example LPG, kerosene, aviation turbine fuel/jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, furnace oil, bitumen, pet coke and vacuum gasoil. The facilities have been upgraded and new infrastructure built to house additional equipment with the completion of the refinery expansion in FY2012. We also have a dedicated jet fuel testing laboratory approved by the Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance. The laboratory has been designed to cater to the jet fuel demands complying with BIS and DEF STAN 91. In addition, the laboratory has a true boiling point unit to predict the crude’s characteristics before it is processed.
As a part of the reliability and competency assessment of our laboratory, the Vadinar refinery has been participating in the International Proficiency Testing Programmes conducted by the ASTM standards body for various products and gasoline and diesel fuel engine correlation scheme conducted by the Energy Institute. This participation has ensured our confidence in certifying the products before releasing to our customers.