Whether gas, diesel, biodiesel, oil, petroleum, or aviation fuel, one thing is certain – all fuel degrades over time. Fuel sampling and testing services help you know your fuel and tank conditions in order to maintain optimum fuel quality and avoid unexpected surprises.
We can come to your tank, and take a 4oz sample of fuel, so you can get an idea of the fuel conditions. Visual inspection can tell you a lot about your tank and fuel, such as how much rust or water it appears to contain.
An example fuel sample, showing water, rust, particulate.
For instance, when biological contamination is really strong, you can often see the bacteria in the fuel sample.
Other times, there can be bacterial contamination and water in fuel that cannot be seen. Some chemical fuel additives cause water to be suspended in small amounts in the fuel, instead of collecting in the lowest point in the tank.
For many reasons, though, visual testing only gives a best-case idea of tank conditions – it doesn’t tell the whole story.