Conostan Oil Analysis Standards For ICP, AAS, ICP-MS analysis

Conostan standards are universally recognized reference standards for analysis such as inductively coupled plasma (ICP analysis), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS analysis), and many more. They are commonly used in oil analysis for determining parameters such as condition of the machine or the oil used, metal content in the oil and so on.

Conostan was the first to standardise analytical standards and is relied upon by organizations worldwide for over 35 years. It is the only multi-element metallo-organic standard recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In 2007, SCP Science, Canada, acquired the Conostan brand to add the line of oil analysis standards to its portfolio.

Conostan Oil Analysis Standards

To cater to all potential areas of use, Conostan has a variety of standards with each one having certain specific applications. The following are the different standards in the Conostan lineup:

  • Metallo-organic standards
  • Biodiesel standards
  • Metals-in-oil standards
  • Premisolv ICP solvents
  • Chlorine-in-oil standards
  • Sulfur-in-oil standards
  • Viscosity standards
  • Flash point standards
  • Parti-san particle counting standards
  • FTIR standards
  • Total acid number (TAN) standards
  • Total base number (TBN) Standards

Metallo-organic Standards

Conostan metallo-organic standards are extensively used in the calibration of instruments by analyzing elements in oils and other different organics. A variety of industries such as automotive, chemical, mining, railways, and aircraft find the need for Conostan metallo-organic standards.

They are used as reference calibration standards in the following scenarios:

  • To determine trace metals in organic materials, such as wear metals in used lubricating oils, in ICP, DCP, AA, and other spectrometric analysis.
  • In AA and ICP spectrometric analysis of oils and other organics.
  • To determine multi-element mixtures in organics such as Fe, Cu, and Ni in crude oil by XRF analysis.
  • To determine the presence of additive metals such as Ba, Ca, Mg, and Zn in motor oil for emission spectrometric determination.

Biodiesel Standards

Biodiesel is the bio-alternative to crude oil and is produced from renewable resources such as virgin soya seed, rapeseed (canola) oils, and so on. Though biodiesel can be used by itself without mixing with other fuels, for practical applications, it is most often blended with other petroleum products for improved efficiency. Conostan has analytical reference standards for analysis of metals and sulphur in biodiesel. These biodiesel standards comply with all major regulations such as ASTM, D7039, D6751, D5453, and EN 14214.

Metals-in-oil Standards

To identify the percentage of metals such as iron, nickel, and vanadium in crude or residual oil, Conostan has several different oil standards. Theycomply with ASTM D5708, ASTM D5863, and ISO 17025, designed for analysis by AAS, ICP-OES, or XRF.

Premisolv ICP Solvents

Premisolv is a widely-renowned solvent and is used as a diluent or zero-point standard in ICP/DCP analysis of metals in oil and other such organics. They are popular and preferred as an alternative to kerosene or xylene since it is odourless and has low toxicity and metal content in comparison.

Custom Oil Analysis Standards

SCP Science also offers the option to customise your own oil analysis standards. For custom oil analysis standards, send an email of your requirements to and we shall get back to you with a suitable solution.

Conostan oil analysis standards price

Agaram Industries is the exclusive distributor of products from SCP Science,Canada, who own the Conostan brand. To get a quotation with the Conostan oil analysis standards price, you can fill up this form or send an email to

Want to know more?

Leave us with your contact details. We will get in touch immediately.