Intertek Spain Selected for Gas Oil Stability Testing by the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) of the

  Intertek Spain Selected for Gas Oil Stability Testing by the Institute for
  Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) of the European Commission

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BILBAO, Spain -- August 14, 2013

Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to a wide range of industries
worldwide, has been selected by the European Commission Institute for
Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) to support gas oil stability
testing.

The IRMM has selected Intertek’s BTC laboratory in Spain to conduct
determinations of cloud-point (CP) analysis and cold filter plugging point
(CFPP) testing under repeatable conditions for a set of diesel fuel samples.
The tests will determine the stability of reference material ERM-395k, and
shall be performed in accordance with the methods provided by the European
Commission. The Intertek BTC laboratory, located in the Port of Bilbao,
specializes in the testing and analysis of petroleum, fuels, and other
hydrocarbons.

“Intertek is honoured to have been chosen by the IRMM to perform this fuel
testing. Measuring the characteristics of test reference materials is
extremely important for ensuring meaningful repeatability for any testing
laboratory using the materials,” said Ángel Garrido, Intertek BTC Laboratory
Manager.

The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) is one of the
seven institutes of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), a Directorate-General of
the European Commission.

The IRMM supports industrial competitiveness, quality of life, safety and
security in the EU by developing advanced measurement standards and providing
state-of-the-art scientific advice concerning measurements and standards for
EU policies. The IRMM’s main objective is to build confidence in the
comparability of measurements by the production and dissemination of
internationally accepted quality assurance tools, including validated methods,
reference materials, reference measurements, inter-laboratory comparisons and
training.

Know more about IRMM:

  *irmm.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
  *irmm.jrc.ec.europa.eu/reference_materials_catalogue/Pages/index.aspx

Intertek fuel and petroleum quality services:

  *www.intertek.com/petroleum/fuel-testing/
  *www.intertek.com/petroleum/
  *www.intertek.com/biofuels/
  *http://www.intertek.com/petroleum/spain/

About Intertek Asociación BTC laboratory

The Intertek Bilbao's Technology Center (BTC) is accredited by the Spanish
National Accreditation Organization (ENAC) according to ISO 17025 for
petroleum products, biofuels, coal and coke testing, and is a national leading
laboratory supporting Spain's oil and gas industry. The BTC laboratory is
staffed by experienced fuel analysis experts using state-of-the-art
instrumentation.

About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers' products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies' success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users' expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.
Visit:www.intertek.com

Contact:

Intertek Business and Marketing Contacts:
Iñaki Gutierrez
Business Development Manager – Intertek Spain
Email:inaki.gutierrez@intertek.com
Tel: +34 94 435 44 60
or
Iker Albestain
Marketing & Communications – Intertek Spain
Tel: +34 435 44 60
Email:iker.albestain@intertek.com
or
Global Marketing and Media:
Erik Holladay
Global Marketing Director, Commodities
Tel: +1 713 407 3500
Email:erik.holladay@intertek.com