Fuel Analysis and Treatment
Fuel analysis was first used after World War II as a preventative measure by the United States Railroad to monitor the condition of its train’s engines and engine components. It proved to be a vital tool in maintaining the locomotives. Through extensive analysis of used oils, the practice found small engine problems could be contained. The key tool in this research was the use of the spectrometer, an instrument that identifies properties using light. A tool that is still used today.
In modern practice, fuel analysis also includes the testing of oil additives. Additives are added to fuel oil for enhancement purposes. In today’s market we see a lot of fuel blends. When your fuel is stored for long periods of time it can deteriorate and become ineffective at the time you need it. We can reduce your maintenance costs by determining the health of your fuel. By using our fuel analysis we can determine what additives, if any, are needed. Some of the indicators we look for to determine the health of your fuel are: microbial contamination, oxidative stability and particulates.
Using our fuel analysis and treatment services can leave you clean oil to help reduce maintenance costs and downtime while boosting the efficiency of your fuel burning equipment.