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Fuel Analysis Solutions

In order to properly address your problems and achieve the most cost-effective solutions, the condition of your fuel must be assessed. We provide high-quality fuel testing equipment and components which comply with a wide range of international standards to assess the condition and integrity of your fuel.

Why Is Fuel Testing Important?

Regular fuel testing is vital as it ensures that you know that the fuel you bunker and use is fit for purpose. There is a host of problems that can occur with your fuels, both from the traditional heavy fuels to the more modern low Sulphur fuels. And if left unchecked cause significant problems with your engine and fuel system. For just a couple of hundred dollars, you can significantly reduce the operational risks we’ve sadly all become too accustomed to.

Fuel is delivered to your specifications, but all the issues with fuels are not covered within the specifications. There are a number of established issues with bunker fuels that our industry has become familiar with. The problems with heavy and distillate fuels are however very different. With the heavy fuels, we see most problems with stability and with the ominous catalytic fines which tend to wear down our engines, even though our fuels are within specifications. With the distillate fuels, we see more problems with biofouling which leads to an increased risk of microbial contamination, but we also see problems with long-term storage and lubricity. Water tends to be a problem with both distillate fuels and heavy fuels. Most of these problems are avoidable, they can be detected, they can be treated before they cause any harm to your fuel system or engine.

Testing For Petroleum Products and Fuels

Fuel analysis is starting to prove beneficial with regards helping find out why a vehicle has failed. There are many specifications and standard test methods such as ISO, ASTM, IP, DIN, EN, GOST to evaluate fuel quality that requires very precise fuel analysis, especially for sulfur content. Elements like nickel, vanadium and iron in residual fuel oil (bunker fuel) and catalyst fines like aluminium and silicon in fuel oil are additional parameters of interest.

Our technology for fuel analysis allows the industry to measure from below 10 ppm up to percentage levels of sulfur in fuels to guarantee compliance with federal government agency requirements, predict SOx emissions or the value of crude oil. Trace metal analysis is also very important to measure low levels of metal elements, such as lead, potassium, manganese, aluminium, silicon, nickel, vanadium and iron, to ensure that the fuels from “today and the future” continue to be optimized for engine emission as well as to provide trouble-free motoring.

Diesel washing has become commonplace, causing problems from many different perspectives. Chemicals are used to remove the dye, which can cause serious engine and corrosion problems. Water can be a by-product of the washing process which causes damage to injector pumps. Manufacturers will declare the warranty void if washed diesel was used in the vehicle. This leaves the owner to pursue the cost of repairs from the garage from where the diesel was purchased. It is therefore vital that fuels bought from an unknown or new source should be tested for quality and specifically for the presence of marker dye and Sulphur content levels. The Sulphur content level cannot be reduced during the washing process and can be a clear indication of whether the fuel has been tampered with as well as residual dye left behind.

Fuel analysis ensures knowledge about quality

Testing of fuel is necessary to monitor the quality of fuel used. Using improper fuels leads to excessive consumption of fuels, an increase in exhaust gas emission, increase in fuel cost & other related issues. New regulations being ruled out by the regulatory bodies it is important to use fuel with the required specifications.

Whether you manufacture or sell fuels, it is very important to know the quality of your products and to be able to document this to your customers. By performing a test of the product, you and your customers will be certain of the quality work you trade in.

On the other hand, if you are a fuel consumer, it is important that you have knowledge about your fuel quality in order to be prepared to handle operating problems such as slag formation or corrosion.

Requirements should be listed for all relevant fuel parameters for each individual plant. Thus, you ensure the necessary fuel quality and the purchase price. Quality control of the supplied fuel consignment constitutes important follow up.

What Is Our Solution?

Analysis of fuels for today’s diverse markets must cover a wide range of materials from gasoline or diesel fuels, liquid fuels derived from biological materials (biofuels), synthesized liquid fuels and oxygenates as fuels to residual or bunker fuel oil. Such fuels are used for aviation, automotive, burner, diesel, gas turbine, and marine services.

We offer end to end fuel analysis solutions which include the entire range of Solid Fuels, Refined Fuels, Residual Fuels, Mineral Fuels and Biofuels. With a complete range of fuel analysis instruments, our unique solutions for at-line and laboratory fuel testing are capable of meeting the most demanding product specification testing requirements.

We pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive range of fuel analysis and testing instruments to commercial and industrial businesses. Our aim is to make our customers provide world-renowned fuel tests with an unwavering determination to get consistently accurate results with integrity and honour.

Additionally, we provide onsite training and instructional presentations to enable customers achieve maximum benefits from our solutions. Training is necessary to bridge the gap between the Laboratory Analysis results and field related problems/issues. Training also helps the engineers understand and read the analysis report properly and in the right way.

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