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Fuel Testing Basics

Fuel testing is the only way to accurately verify fuel quality. There are many types of field tests and equipment available to identify problems. Field testing with instant or near instant results can provide a quick and responsive method for monitoring fuel quality. There are value tests available to measure water in ppm, acid number,…

Testing Fuel for Acidity

Acidity is one of the major indicators of diesel fuel quality. Diesel fuel that has degraded will have a higher acidity level and be out of spec. Understandably, high acidity damages both dispensing equipement and engines. Common damage includes pitted fuel injectors and premature failure of fuel system components. An easy and inexpensive way to determine the…

Field Testing Fuel

Regular testing is an important part of managing today’s fuels. Fuels degrade more rapidly than they did a decade ago. Poor fuel quality costs everyone. The only sure way to know is to test the fuel. Dixon has tests that can be completed in the field for instant or near instant results available for purchase.…

Fuel Testing

How important is it to test your fuel? If you have emergency backup power generators, then regular testing is imperative. Where to start? Proper sampling is the first place to start. Taking a good bottom sample will determine visual cleanliness but not necessarily ideal cleanliness. At best, the human eye can see objects as small…