This laboratory supports the following courses:

  • Fuel Technology and Lubricants (7th semester / featuring 6 laboratory exercises).
  • Petroleum Technology (9th Semester / with laboratory exercises).

It also offers courses included in the Mechanical Engineering and Naval and Marine Engineering Curricula.

The areas of current research activities in the Laboratory include:

  • Liquid fuel upgrading.
  • Production and utilization of fuel components from non-petroleum sources.
  • Upgrading of low-rank solid under mild conditions.
  • Interrelation of fuel structure with combustion behavior.
  • Fuel and combustion related environmental pollution.
  • Enhanced recovery of oil.
  • Structure-performance correlations of synthetic lubricants.
  • The effect of blending on the performance characteristics of lubricant bases.
  • Novel additives for improving the performance of lubricating oils and greases.

The capabilities of analytical and consulting services to third parties (Private and Public Sectors) are related to fossil fuels (liquid, solid and gas), petroleum products and lubricants. They include:

  • Property determination of liquid fuels: Octane Number, RVP, Flash point, Water Content, Carbon residue.
  • Solid fuels: Ultimate analysis, ash, volatile matter, melting point of ash, calorific value.
  • Lubricants: pour point, cloud point, viscosity and viscosity index.
  • Greases: penetration point, drop point, oxidation stability.