HOW TO TAKE FUEL SAMPLES
Fuel samples measure the amount of water and sludge in gas, diesel or bio-diesel fuel tanks.
It is imperative to have clean, dry fuel in your tank to eliminate downtime and increase engine performance. But how do you know how bad your fuel really is?
Use FuelTec’s Sampler Kits to Analyze Contaminated Fuel
- Fuel Samplers and Sample Kits are used for Gasoline, Ethanol Blends, Diesel, Bio-Diesel tanks to take before and after cleaning samples for analysis.
- 4 oz. Fuel Samplers have 1” diameter for access to generator and fuel tanks with small openings
- 8 oz. Fuel Sampler Kits have 1-3/4” diameter for access and come with Sampler, Chain, Carry Container, 6 Sample Jars, and Sample Carry Case
After taking your fuel sample and seeing the amount of water, sludge and sediment in your fuel, use one of our Fuel Polishing Systems to polish your fuel. You can then take another sample to see the difference polishing your fuel can make!
LEARN MORE: What Is Bad Fuel & What Can I Do About It?
How to Take Fuel Samples to Analyze Bad Fuel
- Take samples by lowering the sampler to the tank bottom. Sample valve will open and sampler will fill with fluid after 5-10 seconds.
- Lift sampler above tank bottom and the valve will close. Fluid will be trapped in sampler.
- After lifting sampler out of the tank; lower it into a sample jar.
- When the bottom valve contacts the jar bottom it will open; draining the fluid into the jar.
Check sample fluid for contaminates:
- Look for clarity and uniform color
- Look for particles of rust and debris
- Look for sludge
- Layers of color may indicate bottom water or phase separation