Properly understanding your fuel condition or contamination levels requires sampling right where the worst contamination can be found – At the tank bottom.
FluidTek has Internationally trained technicians that utilise ATEX II rated sampling equipment to obtain samples in your critical fuel storage tanks that ensure you get the right information when you test the fuel with fuel sample bottles & proper labelling.
A simple yet very useful initial test for fuel purity allowing very quick identification of high levels of particulate or water contamination.
Fuel is checked for clarity, brightness & cloudiness as well as against ASTM Colour Chart.
Particulate Cleanliness Testing
FluidTek have portable onsite particulate cleanliness testing equipment. These units can provide immediate reports with ISO/NAS/SAE standards with extremely accurate results. This ensures that our clients know the exact state of their fuels, with comparisons provided against Global & SNI standards.
This information allows us to provide targeted guidance on particulate contamination mitigation strategies to get the fuel back to being ready for safe & reliable use.
Water RH % & ppm Test
Quantifies the the amount of water (moisture) as a % of the totally saturated state of the fuel as well as we can provide ppm or total % of water. This is important with the introduction of biodiesel blends, as this water content results in accelerated levels of microbial contamination. This causes sludge to become present in the tank bottom.
Microbial Growth Count
Microbial growth is one of the greatest contamination challenges for stored diesel & biodiesel blends. FluidTek have on-site & real time microbial growth testing systems. Not only do these tests provide normal traffic light indication of microbe infestation, they also give an absolute count. This provides a better understanding of relative traffic light position, as well as trending information. Understanding the microbial level present in fuels (especially biodiesel blends) allows us to work with our clients to develop cost effective strategies to reduce or completely remove this serious fuel cleanliness threat.
Molecular Structure of Fatty Acid Methyl Esther (FAME)
Portable Testing Unit
FAME (biodiesel) Content
On-site & real-time testing for biodiesel % content in fuels. This can provide an understanding of fuel specification as well as if delivered fuels are per their stated FAME % levels. This information can be included with the other tested parameters in a comprehensive report.
Site Contamination Assessment
Site review & contamination risk assessment of fuel storage, transfer infrastructure & systems. Process, infrastructure, equipment & procedures are reviewed via a comprehensive audit process.
FluidTek Internationally trained inspectors assess complete fuel handling of a site or facility operation. Provision of full report including actionable & realistic contamination mitigation recommendations on infrastructure, equipment, procedures & supplier quality review.
Laboratory Testing Services
Through our local partners, we provide fast, comprehensive & accurate KAN accredited laboratory testing services. FluidTek can provide guidance as to only doing the test parameters that are relevant (such as environmental factors) to ensure the test results are all relevant & cost effective.
Online Tank Cleaning Services
Stored diesel fuel tanks (& now with introduction of B30 even fast moving fuel) are almost always going to have water, microbial growth (causing sludge) with high levels of particulate contamination. FluidTek has a safe, fast & cost effective ‘online’ on-site diesel fuel cleaning service, guaranteeing results based on international fuel cleanliness standards (e.g. ISO:4406). Critically, this service can be done while the tanks are on line, ensuring that your emergency genset systems are ready at any time.
We can drastically reduce you genset exhaust emissions too! Watch the video!
Safe, professional & cost effective online diesel tank cleaning services providing guaranteed cleanliness levels. The result, site tested & certified fuel cleanliness that you can be certain will ensure your diesel plant & equipment is guaranteed to start & continue to operate properly!
Fuel Sampling Kit
FluidTek supply Koehler ATEX II class rate fuel sampling kits. These kits allow sampling at any level of the tank with complete safety & ease of use.
The units are stainless steel construction & have an earthed cable winder with top & mid level sampling unit as well as bottom sampling (bacon bomb) unit. FluidTek can also provide a Pelican custom carry case for these units.
KolorKut Modified Brochure
Water content test with KolorKut
Modified showing emulsified water
Water Content Testing Paste
Testing fuels, particularly newly supplied fuels, for water content is an extremely important component of a contamination mitigation. Water is the primary catalyst for microbial growth in diesel fuel & it must be very carefully monitored & controlled. FluidTek provides Kolor Kut Modified (biodiesel suitable) dip paste.
FAME Content Testing Kits
FluidTek supply FAME content on site & real time testing kits to allow you to test your fuels to quantify the amount of biodiesel blended with diesel fuel. This easy-to-use test method converts methyl esters in biodiesel blends in free fatty acids then titrates the resulting acids.
The kits are available in 3 different test ranges of 0 – 10%, 0 – 20%, and up to 60%. The kits are designed so that a technician with minimum training can efficiently & accurately run the test.
FAME Check Kit Brochure
Portable FAME (biodiesel) % Analyser
FAME Analyser Brochure
Analyser Testing Accuracy
Portable Biodiesel Analyser
Whether on site or in the laboratory, the Portable Particle Pal FS9V2-RH will provide instant cleanliness readings in ISO, SAE, NAS. Providing ISO:4406 for up to 4, 6, 14 & 21 micron levels for instant comparison to international or national fuel cleanliness standards. This system also includes a relative humidity (RH%) function providing a clear insight into the level of water in the fuels being tested.
Particle Pal FS9V4 – RH
Portable oil & fuel cleanliness just got much easier.
Our all new Particle Pal Plus utilises state of the art digital imaging particle counting technology to give reliable ISO counts that are not affected by air bubbles. This unit is combined with a water sensor to give you a very good understanding of your fuel contamination levels in ‘real time’. Extremely robust & portable (at only 4.5 kg & 10 hours battery run time) providing exceptional diesel (biodiesel) testing capabilities, but additionally can be used for lubricant testing as well, up to 320 cSt (optionally 2400 cSt).
A self contained system, complete with integral pump & controlled flow rate.
Contamination Monitoring Sensor
The Contamination Monitoring Sensor 2 automatically measures & displays particulate contamination, moisture & temperature levels with diesel fuels. It is designed specifically to be mounted directly to systems, where ongoing measurement or analysis is required & where space & costs are limited. It can output particulate results in ISO/NAS/SAE codes & also data logs with a 4000 test results on board result memory. Importantly, the unit operates without any OPEX for accurate data logging, trending information & alerts.
Contamination Monitoring Sensor 2
Fuels & Lubes Test System Brochure
Lumin Ultra Microbial Test Kits
Lumin Ultra’s 2nd Generation ATP®️ microbial monitoring solutions provide on-site & real-time feedback on microbial content. Uncontrolled microbial contamination impacts supply chain & seriously affects operating costs & reliability of diesel plant & equipment. Test kits are easy to use & provide a traffic light reading on contamination & also an absolute microbial growth count to understand trends.
Microbial Test Kits
FluidTek is an approved Indonesian reseller of FUELSTAT fuel testing kits. These kits can help you prevent costly as well as potentially dangerous problems caused by microorganisms that can exist and thrive in fuel. Get the latest immunoassay antibody fuel testing kit to ensure you can control microbial growth contamination.
FUEL TESTING KITS
FUELSTAT® Plus is offered in two different variants for Diesel and Jet Fuel. Both variants are supplied in boxes of 8 and come clearly marked for Aviation (refers to aviation fuel – see Aviation Fuel Testing), or Diesel and come with full instructions in each test.
FUELSTAT ® APP
To support the test kit we provide a free to use App for use with Apple or Android devices which analysis the test results and records reports within the system portal:
PureBlue RCS Mini Skid
Contamination with diesel in remote sites or stored for long periods is a serious challenge in Indonesia. This has been made much worse with the introduction of biodiesel, which absorbs significant amounts of water causing extremely fast microbial infestation (diesel bug) resulting in particulate contamination (sludge). To get this fuel back to where it can be safely used, you cannot just filter it for particulate only. FluidTek have custom designed the PureBlue range of Recirculation Conditioning Systems (RCS) for challenging Indonesian conditions, to get the absolute best performance from B30 biodiesel (or even higher % blends) with extraordinarily low operating costs
Multi Filter High Flow SS Housings
FUEL TREATMENT PROCESSES!
Stage 1 – Fuel Purifiers (water separators) – RCI (US built & patented) FP units remove over 90% free water & up to 80% particulate via mechanical coalescing & centrifugal processes. Drastically reducing water (less microbes) & filter use (less particulate) – no OPEX!
Stage 2 – PureBlue – Dual Step Particulate Filtration – Stainless steel very cost effective high capacity sock type filter housings combining strength, simplicity & reliability. Pressure differential gauge (level of blockage) indication.
Stage 3 – PFM Blue Treatment
Using photochemistry, PFM units kill & break down microbial growth so resultant particles can pass through a 1 μm filter. Designed, patented & built in New Zealand.
Recirculation – Typical fuel treatment systems are only single pass. PureBlue RCS continually recirculates fuel in tanks to ensure they are clean, dry & microbial growth free & do not suffer from layering out of the biodiesel from the diesel. The system is completely independent & unlike inline filtration, does not slow down the fuel delivery in any way.
PureBlue Fuel Polishing Carts
FluidTek has designed & build our PureBlue Fuel Polishing Cart in Indonesia to suit our challenging fuel quality issues. The PureBlue fuel polishing cart is strong, simple, with 2 high flow options & 1 or 2 stainless steel filter housing options. They use a choice of custom PureBlue particulate filters that are effective, yet extremely low in cost, saving operational expenses. A wide range of different micron sizes & Filtasorb2 water removal filters (up to 6 litre water retention) to properly dry fuel, to stop fuel system damage & prevent microbial growth.
PureBlue FPC Brochure
Vermeer 600 hp Surface
Miner fitted with EM_FCM
PureBlue EM-FCS Brochure
The PureBlue EM-FCS is a downsized version of our larger recirculating conditioning systems that can readily be installed directly on diesel powered plant & equipment, such as gensets, excavators, on or off highway haul trucks, when the fuel being used has quality issues. This is for situations where storage tank treatment to supply equipment is not possible & keeping the fuel clean, dry & microbial growth free is essential. Whilst small in size, it still has the 3 stage fuel conditioning processes of our larger systems. Flow rates of 30 – 350 l/hour)
PureBlue Marine System
PureBlue Marine High Speed Diesel conditioning units are designed specifically for the demanding conditions with marine operations. They have the same 3 Fuel Treatment Processes of our other PureBlue conditioning systems to ensure that the fuel is clean, dry & microbial growth free to maximise propulsion & genset engine reliability. They are built in modular sections with this design suited for a very limited footprint in engine rooms & can be mounted on a wall/bulkhead/tank wall as well as each modular section can be separately mounted & joined by hose/pipe where space is limited. The systems have been carefully designed recognising the marine HSD bunker fuel can be extremely wet & contaminated (high sludge levels) & this can be properly treated by PureBlue Marine System.
PFM Heavy Fuel Oil Brochure
PFM MFO Unit
This PFM unit has all the benefits of the high speed diesel units, but has been specially designed for use with 180 cSt Marine Fuel Oil (MFO). The system needs to be installed in the last & highest temperature heating stage of fuel directly before engine(s). Given this, the system has its own cooling fan to ensure is stays cool. The unit has a flow path that is oblong & significantly flatter than the standard PFM units to ensure that the LED’s light spread can penetrate the thicker grade fuel. The unit will save fuel, engine maintenance costs as well as reduce engine emissions.
PureBlue Fuel Service
If you would like to discuss the option of FluidTek providing a complete service where we manage the condition of your full fuel system, we have got the right solution. This is extremely cost effective & can pay for itself, many, many multiples of its cost.
This can be done as a complete end to end service which makes using biodiesel blends (even B40), worry for your operation. Please contact our specialist team to discuss this uniqe & huge cost saving service?
Hp/WA 0811 871 7492 or [email protected]
Particulate Cleanliness Testing
FluidTek have portable onsite particulate cleanliness testing units. These units can provide immediate reports with ISO/NAS/SAE standards with extremely accurate results. This ensures that our clients know the exact state of lubricants with comparisons provided against Global & SNI standards. This includes identifying ‘root cause’ with cutting wear, sliding wear, fatigue wear or fibres. This information allows us to provide targeted guidance on low cost particulate contamination mitigation strategies to get the lubricants back to being ready for safe & reliable use.
On-site patch test system analysis for contaminant type & root cause (source)
Water RH % & ppm Test
This site test quantifies the the amount of water (moisture) as a % of the totally saturated state of the lubricant as well as we can provide ppm or total % of water. FluidTek has a number or cost effective solutions to reduce water content.
On-site FT – IR Testing
FluidTek have portable FT Infra Red testing equipment we can use to your site operation & give you nearly everything you get from a laboratory report (with some extra paraments as well). The big difference is our reports are ‘on-site’ & ‘real time’ instead of having the long delay from a laboratory test, introducting a time risk factor for your critical equipment. If we identify a problem, you can take action straight away. Not only do you get the results straight away, they are provided in easy to use Windows based software to allow you to data log, store & analyse them to maximise the benefits of the analysis.
Portable FluidInspectIR® Unit
The ‘on-site’ & ‘real time’ analysis also means
- No storage/shipment of samples required
- No waiting on laboratory reports
- In a software vs. pdf reporting format
- Can customise for any alarm levels required
Microbial Growth Count
Microbial growth presents a serious contamination challenge stored and ‘in service’ lubricants. FluidTek have on site & real time microbial growth testing systems. Not only do these tests provide normal traffic light indication of microbe infestation, they also provide absolute count. This feature is extremely beneficial to understanding relative traffic light position as well as trending information,
Understanding the microbial level present in lubricants allows us to work with our clients to develop cost effective strategies to reduce or completely remove this serious fuel cleanliness threat. “If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it!”
Site Contamination Assessment
Site review & contamination risk assessment of lube storage, transfer infrastructure & systems. Process, infrastructure, equipment & procedures are reviewed via a comprehensive audit process.
FluidTek Internationally trained inspectors assess complete lube handling of a site or facility operation. Provision of full report including actionable & realistic contamination mitigation recommendations on infrastructure, equipment, procedures & supplier quality review.
Laboratory Testing Services
Through our local partners, we provide fast, comprehensive & accurate KAN accredited laboratory testing services for lubricants. This can provide a very in depth analysis to determine ‘root cause’ of oil lubricant properties deteriorating as well as contaminant sources.
FluidTek can provide guidance as to only doing the test parameters that are needed (such as environmental factors) to ensure the test results are all relevant and costs are kept to a realistic minimum.
‘Don’t let an oil problem become a machine problem!’
Condition Based Maintenance
Preventative – Oil Condition Monitoring
Diagnostic – Wear Debris Monitoring
Trident – Online Oil Quality Sensor
The Trident QW3100 is the worlds most advanced online oil quality sensor & is the only online oil quality sensor capable of replacing most periodic oil sampling.
- Impedance Spectrum Analysis – provides more information on fluid quality than competing technologies
- Integrated Water-in-Oil Sensor – Accurate tracking of water contamination levels
- Real-time Continuous Monitoring – Observe & respond to oil problems before they become equipment problems
- Enables Condition Based Maintenance – Reduce the need for offline oil sampling & analysis, optimize oil drain intervals
QW3100 Oil Quality Sensor
QW3100 Case Study
Trident – Wear Debris Sensor
The Trident DM4500/4600 is the best-in-class inductive wear debris sensor & provides the earliest detection of mechanical failure within an asset.
- Inductive Coil Metallic Debris Monitor – Monitor wear levels to determine health in an intuitive manner
- Best-in-Class Sensitivity – Detects ferrous particles as small as 40 μm & non-ferrous as small as 150 μm
- Real-time Continuous Monitoring – Detect & characterize wear events that may otherwise be missed
- Earliest Detection of Mechanical Failure – Detect failure in earliest stages & estimate of remaining useful lubricant life
Trident DM4600 (pump/filter integration)
Trident DM4500 (bypass)
Vibration & Temp. Node
Small module providing 3-Axis MEMS Based Vibration with RMS Velocity, FFT & TWF taken on alarm. Can be mounted & used on mobile equipment
- Bluetooth Enabled – Wireless unit for faster & lower cost installation & maintenance
- Long Battery Life – Battery life up to 5 years & easy to replace
- Real Time Continous Monitoring – Detect asset failures as part of a low cost system
- Easy to Install & Use – Several installation options including online data analysis services
- Enables Condition Based Maintenance – Reduce the need for one time vibration monitoring cost with trending live monitoring
CMS 2 – Contamination Monitor
The ICM 2.0 automatically measures & displays particulate contamination, moisture & temperature levels in various lubricants. It is designed specifically to be mounted directly to systems, where ongoing measurement or analysis is required & where space & costs are limited. The unit also data logs with a 4000 test result on board result memory.
- ISO 4406, NAS 1638, AS 4059E
- ATEX zone II options
- 8 channel contamination measurement & display
- Pressure up to 420 Bar
- Free LPA view software (Windows based).
- Suitable for most lubricants as well as diesel
S120 Digital Particle Counter
The S120 digital imaging particle counter is a revolutionary sensor capable of counting a broad spectrum of particles, recognising shapes & eliminating air bubbles from the counts. Digital imaging particle counting provides engineers with a deeper insight into their lubes. The sensor has the ability to measure a broad spectrum, from 4 to > 100 µm, recognising different shapes of particles that can be grouped into fatigue wear, sliding wear, cutting wear as well as fibres.
The S120 is designed for permanent online monitoring of oil cleanliness. Alternatively, we have a range of portable lube testers with the S120 integrated. Water in Oil option is also available.
S120 PM Brochure
S120 Digital Particle Counter & Display
The S120 high technology digital particle counter is now also available with a local display option, giving you the equivalent complete information provided on the Particle Pal FS9V4 unit. Operators can see particle counts, root cause analysis, temperature (optimally RH%) all at their fingertips with a 4.3” LCD touchscreen. This gives unprecedented, on-the-spot insight into the condition of your oil.
Tank breather desiccant degrades at different rates on different applications & locations. Replacements are typically based on time. Some breathers can last a year or more while others, only a few months.
Track Breather RUL – Optimize breather replacement based on breather life & RUL
Detect Humidity Source – Tracks direction of humidity to determine source if water is coming from tank/gearbox or outside
Real-time Continous Monitoring – Identifuy events or environmental conditions impacting water content
Easy to Install & Use – Simple plug & play installation backed by online data analysis services
Enables Condition Based Maintenance – Reduce the need for offline oil sampling and analysis
VM1100 Viscosity Sensor
The VM1100 is a viscosity sensor that also combines processing electronic that will directly & simultaneously measure the viscosity, density & temperature of fluids. Relying on tuning fork technology, the sensor monitors the direct relationship between multiple physical properties to determine the viscosity of fluids such as engine oil, fuel, transmission & brake fluid, hydraulic & gear oils, refrigerants & solvents.
This includes in-line monitoring of fluid reservoirs, process lins & pressurized high flow conduits (e.g. engine oil gallery).
- Rugged construction & suitable high pressure
- Long term stability
- Corrossion & contamination resistant coating for wetted parts
- 12 – 24 VDC
- CAN J1939 compliant comms. to host controller
- On-board processing for real-time data analysis
VM1100 Viscosity Sensor
- On & off highway vehicles
- Industrial Equipment
- Gas & Wind Turbines
VM800 Water Sensor
The Trident™ WM800 sensor is a real-time, in-line water-in-oil sensing technology for monitoring water contamination levels in lubricants, hydraulic fluids, and fuels. Water is one of the biggest threats to a lubrication or fuel system. Water contamination in oil promotes oxidation, microbial growth, corrosion, wear, sludging, and foaming. In fuel, water can lead to microbial growth, poor combustion, and ice formation in supply lines or tanks. Minimize the risk of moisture related damage through active monitoring with the TridentTM WM800.
The Trident™ WM800 uses a capacitive relative humidity sensing element with integrated temperature sensor.
By immersing the sensing probe directly into the fluid stream, accurate measurements and fast response time are achieved.
- Real time moisture in oil/diesel monitoring
- Identify contamination events
- Trend water contamination
- Prevent water induced system damage
VM800 Water Sensor
- Directly measure water contamination
- Measure temperature
- Modbus RTU over RS485 interface
- Analog 4-20 mA outputs
- Wide input voltage range
- Small form factor, lightweight design
The Trident is the only all-in-one end-to-end solution capable of monitoring total fluid quality of mining equipment. The Trident FQMS can be expanded with multiple sensor options as part of a true Industrial IoT Solution. Enabling condition based fluid maintance (CBM)
- Metallic Debris Monitoring
- Oil Quality & Water
- Network Gateway Device
- Data Logging
- Protective NEMA 4 Enclosure
- Oil in/out; Power; 2-way comms
Case Study Mining
Trident FQMS Configurations
Trident AP2200 Edge Device
The AP2200 Edge Device is the perfect data Acquisition Platform for all of your lubricant or other sensors for data consolidation & logging for transmission to any of your reporting centres.
- Low-Cost Edge Device – Cost effective way to integrate up to 255 smart sensors, configurable as master, slave & gateway
- Flexible Sensor Integration – RS-232, RS-485, CAN/J1039, Bluetooth
- Flexible Connectivity – Cellular Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, USB, GPS, Wifi
- Easy Installation – DIN rail mountable, industrial temperature range, web configurable