Reference Material


Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is a Maharatna PSU under MOP&NG, Govt. of India. Also BPCL is a Fortune 500 company which is also listed under Forbes 2000 listings. We have a network of 24 marketing laboratories spread across India. All the testing laboratories are equipped with latest state of the art test facilities. We are pioneer in India to get NABL accreditation of our Sewree, Mumbai facility as Proficiency Test Provider in petroleum products. Recently we have started producing reference material for petroleum products at our Sewree, Mumbai facility. The reference materials are produced as per ISO : 17034:2016. We have been accredited as first Reference Material Producer in the Country as per ISO:17034:2016 by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) Constituent board of Quality Council of India an autonomous body under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion ( Govt. of India) vide No RC-1002.

BPCL RMP is a part of QA Lab, Sewree, Mumbai. QA Lab, Sewree is NABL accredited as per ISO 17025:2005 and is involved in testing petroleum products. Testing laboratory, Proficiency Test provider and Reference Material Producer are located under one roof which enhances the synergy in operation.

For further information, or if you need assistance in understanding your need, please get in touch with us at the following contact details.

Email: sistlarr@bharatpetroleum.in / siddhartham@bharatpetroleum.in

Tel: 022-24176376 / 9871361916

What is Reference Material?


Reference material is sufficiently homogeneous and stable material with respect to a measurement process. Reference Material is used for one or more of the following:

  • to demonstrate the accuracy of results;
  • to calibrate equipment ( Only CRM’s shall be used);
  • to monitor laboratory performance;
  • to validate methods;
  • to enable comparison of methods;
  • to demonstrate quality of culture media;
  • to demonstrate consistent performance of kits

Why go for BPCL RM/CRM?


Customers using RM/CRM of BPCL can avail following key benefits:

  • Certified in accordance with ISO:17034:2016
  • CRMs are traceable to National/International Standards
  • Affordable pricing
  • Hassle free procurement
  • Available from stock for immediate dispatch
  • Supplied in tamper proof security pack
  • All data generated exclusively by 17025 NABL accredited labs
  • Optimum pack size based on test parameters

BPCL RMP is producing following Reference Material (RM)/Certified Reference Material (CRM) as per ISO :17034:2016.


High Speed Diesel (CRM) is certified for the following properties.

  • Density at 15 deg c by P:16 of IS 1448 / ASTM D 1298
  • K.V at 40 deg c by P:25 of IS 1448/ASTM D 445 /ASTM D 7042
  • PMCC Flash Point by ASTM D : 93/P :21 of IS 1448  / IP 170
  • Sulphur by ASTM D 4294/ISO 20847/ ASTM D 3120

Lubricant (CRM) is certified for the following properties.

  • Density at 29.5 deg C by P:16 of IS 1448 / ASTM D 1298
  • K.V at 40 deg c/100 deg C by P:25 of IS 1448,ASTM D 445/ASTM D 7042
  • COC Flash Point by P :69 of IS 1448 / ASTM D 92
  • Pour Point by P:10 of IS 1448 / ASTM D 97

ATF (CRM) is certified for the following properties.

  • Density at 15 deg c by P:16 of IS 1448 / ASTM D 1298
  • K.V at -20 deg by P:25 of IS 1448/ASTM D 445 /ASTM D 7042
  • Freezing Point by P :11 of IS 1448/ASTM D 2386
  • Smoke Point by P:31 of IS 1448 / ISO 3014
  • Colour(Saybolt) P:14 of IS 1448/ASTM D 156
Sulphur in Mineral Oil (CRM) certified for Sulphur W/W
Abel Flash Point (CRM)
Density @15 0C (CRM)

BPCL RMP has MOU with CSIR- NPL ( National Physical laboratory of India ), India’s National Measurement Institute for certifying BPCL Reference Material as BND (Bharatiya Nirdeshak Draviya), Indian reference material.

RMP produced by BPCL under BND has traceability to SI units, which shall have highest level of traceability.

It supports the Make in India initiative of the Govt. of India.

Indian Petroleum Labs needs not depend on foreign Reference material producers. It will save cost, time as well as the requirements in Indian Condition.