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. Examples of additives include; detergents, rust inhibitors, viscosity modifiers and anti-foaming agents. We can reduce your maintenance costs using fuel analysis to determine the life span of your oil and its additives. Some of the methods we use for our fuel analysis are as follows; spectral exam, insoluble test, viscosity test, and a flash point test.
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.