Simple, Fast, Cost-Effective testing
FUELSTAT® is used across many aspects of the Fuel Supply Chain from refinery to wing in the aviation sectors, or to point of use for marine, transportation and power generation sectors for applications such as:
- Regular testing of fuel supply infrastructures such as pipelines, hydrants, holding tanks for jet fuel and diesel supply as per JIG/industry or internal operations guidelines
- Reactive testing of supply infrastructure when microbial contamination is suspected
- Proof of fuel being clear of microbial contamination prior to loading/unloading
- De-fuelling operations on behalf of clients
simple, rapid alternative
ASTM D6469 Section 8.5 states that samples must be tested within 24 hours to be a reasonable representation of the sample taken. FUELSTAT® provides results in 15 minutes so as well as avoiding extra work and cost in sending samples away it allows engineers to make informed decisions when they are on-site, not days or weeks later.
FUELSTAT® is based on immunoassay antibody technology, which is widely used in the medical industry to rapidly and accurately detect such things as pregnancy, prostate cancer and hypoglycaemia. Put simply FUELSTAT® only searches for the specific microorganisms that are known to thrive and do damage in diesel and jet fuel.
FUELSTAT® is simple to use, simply add the sample to the bottle provided with the test kit, shake it, place 4 drops onto a piece of tissue to remove any fuel or particles trapped in the nozzle before adding 4 drops to each of the sample wells on the test paddle and wait 15 minutes for the results to appear. FUELSTAT® requires little instruction and little in way of rigid sterility controls except for a clean sampling jar. The components of the test kit are also recyclable; however, the fuel sample must be disposed of as per each individual organisation’s own protocol.
If you want instant verification of the result which can be sent or received back on shore within minutes, then the free to download app FUELSTAT® Result will tell you in seconds on your smartphone device.
It may also assist in identifying assets which are more susceptible to microbial contamination, thus aiding more efficient operational risk management whilst at the same time minimising the risk of contamination transfer while awaiting results from other means. FUELSTAT® provides a quick, simple, accurate, go no-go test kit solution.
Over 100,000 FUELSTAT® tests are used every year all over the globe in many highly regulated industries to monitor microbial contamination in middle distillate fuels. It is compliant with the ASTM D8070 International Standard and is used by organisations the world over from airlines to major fuel operators, from militaries to data centres to keep assets protected.