Vectec Fuel and Equipment Catalogue 2013 - page 96

Filtration & Fuel Conditioning
FT
Why Do You Need To Test Fuel
Why Do You Need To Test Fuel
- Contaminated fuel inside storage tanks can cause pump or vehicle
filters to block, in some cases resulting in hefty repair bills.
- These issues are caused by microbial contamination (often known
as diesel bugs which are micro-organisms that grow on water
present in fuel) bio-fuel is hygroscopic (attracts water).
- The latest fuels contain a % of bio-fuel (up to 7%) & provide an
ideal breeding ground for these bugs.
- Even a small % of bio-fuel acts as a detergent cleaning the inside
of storage tanks & pipework allowing dirt/sludge to be sucked up
by pumps, blocking filters. This sludge also contributes to poor
emissions (seen as black exhaust smoke).
- Over time these microbes/bugs grow into large colony forming
units (
CFUs
) which get sucked into fuel lines blocking filters.
- Microbial contamination is mostly seen as sludge that forms in
the bottom of storage tanks & filters.
24hr Fuel Test Kit For Fuel Bugs
- Can be used to test diesel, biodiesel, kerosene & heating oil.
- Inexpensive test, easy for you or your customer to do.
How To Use The Test: Instructions supplied
- A sample of fuel from the storage tank is required
(use a clean container)
.
- Remove the slide from the sealed tube & immerse in the sample
for 10 seconds. Allow excess fluid to drain. Push back into tube.
- Place the tube in a dark warm location, draw/vehicle glove box.
- After 24 – 48hrs incubation remove the slide from the tube.
- Compare the density of colonies growing to the chart provided.
- White side looks for bacteria, pink side yeast/mould.
E
Microbial contamination
Stk Code Description
List
FT
On site fuel test for fuel bugs
(10mins)
99.87
Stk Code
Description
List
FTK
Fuel test kit
(24hr)
15.75
FSP.BOT
Clean/sealed sample container
1.45
New
FTK
24hrs
Before use
After use
Bacteria
Yeast/mould
10 minutes
10mins On Site Test For Fuel Bugs
- Use to test diesel, biodiesel, kerosene & heating oil.
- 10 minute on site test, tests for microbes/diesel bug.
- Pregnancy style test proven over 10 years, used in the aircraft industry.
- Ideal to keep on service vans (6 month shelf life).
- You will receive one of the following results.
Only
250ml of fuel req’d.
Negative
Fit a tank dryer & water/particle filter kit.
Low positive
Removewater/contaminated fuel, and fit a fuel conditioner.
High positive
Clean the tank. Fit a tank re circulation kit.
NOTE
: If any test lines are
not visible
this is a
positive result
.
- If all control & test lines are
visible
this is a
negative result
.
- A difference in boldness in the control & test lines is normal.
-
One
(FT)
required per test/sample
.
FUEL
STAT ®
resinae
PLUS
White side
Pink side
6 months shelve life
New
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