Laboratory 1The IOML Laboratory was established in 2006 at Mer Rouge, Port Louis. IOML Lab offers independent laboratory testing for petroleum products mainly for Mogas, Gasoil, JetA1, Marine Gas Oil and Fuel Oil. The laboratory caters for the testing needs of IOML Terminal and extends its services to other petroleum companies and to the general customer. Our policy is to offer our customers with a professional, independent and efficient services at very competitive prices.

Our Laboratory Quality Management System is based on the requirements of international standards ISO 9001:2008. In our endeavour for excellence, we are planning to be ISO 17025:2017 certified by 2022. In addition, IOML laboratory participates in Inter-laboratory correlation and its performance is compared to other well known petroleum testing laboratories in the world.

IOML lab test has recently acquired a FIJI FAME test equipment from Seta Analytics. This patented Fame in Jet Instrument (FIJI) offers a fast and easy check levels of FAME in aviation fuel. IOML Lab is among the first lab to have this facility in the whole Indian Ocean.

At an International level, the lab benefits from the close working relationship with Research and Development (R&D) Centre of parent company Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. at Faridabad, India. This world class R&D Centre is one of its kind in Asia and works towards the development of new tools and applications in the petroleum sector and holds over 600 active patents in India & Foreign countries.

Parameters Tested
Aluminium Aromatics Ash Calcium
Carbon Residue on 10% Residue CCAI Cetane Index
Cloud point Colour Conductivity Copper Corrosion
Distillation Silver Corrosion Smoke point Specific Energy
Strong Acid Number Sulphur Total Acid Number Total Acidity
Total Sediment Existent/Potential Vanadium Water

Product Tested

The laboratory has the capability to test a wide range of petroleum products namely Jet A1, Fuel Oil, Gas Oil and Motor Gasoline.

Laboratory 2Jet A1

Aviation fuel as Jet A1 grade is tested as per the latest issues of British DEF Stan 91-91, ASTM 1655 and AFQRJOS. These tests are important to guarantee its suitability for use in Aircrafts. Off-specification fuels can ruin expensive engines, and cost the lives of many individuals.

Fuel Oil

Fuel Oil is tested as per the latest issue of ISO 8217. This type of fuel is mostly used for Marine Bunkering. The laboratory provides additional support for Marpol Annex VI compliance. 

Gas Oil & Motor Gasoline

These products are tested to ensure their conformance to local standards. The laboratory personnel also carry out regular inspection at IndianOil retail outlet to guarantee that the purity of the products is maintained.


Onsite Services

IOML laboratory provides on-site services. The laboratory is equipped to carry out pre-discharge tests on tanker arrivals to ensure conformance of the fuels to specifications.

The laboratory is equipped with modern sampling devices to ensure that representative samples are taken with all the necessary precautions.


Laboratory 3


The Laboratory is equipped with sophisticated equipment of latest technology from internationally recognized manufacturers such as:

  • ISL
  • Normalab
  • Cannon
  • Carbolite
  • Seta



Veer Balkaransingh | Manager (Lab & QC)

IndianOil (Mauritius) Ltd, Mer Rouge, Port-Louis, Mauritius
Mob: (230) 58636012 | Office: (230) 2172710 | Fax (230) 2175500
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