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 quality 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.
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 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.
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 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 provide absolute count. This provides 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)
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 specification. This information can be included with the other tested parameters in a comprehensive report.
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.
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.
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). This diesel cleaning service utilizes our own specialist FluidTek fuel conditioning systems & specialist sludge removal units.
Tank Cleaning Service
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!
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 and 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.
Kolor Kut Water Testing
Water content test with KolorKut
Modified showing emulsified water
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.
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.
Particle Pal FS9V2 – RH
ICM 2.0 Particle Counter
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.
FUELSTAT fuel testing 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:
Fuel systems are custom designed modular fixed skid mounted fuel polishing units comprising of specific pumps and filtration units to remove solid particulate through depth filtration and water via absorption filters. Typical housings will carry up to 8 filtration elements providing very high flow rates from 3,000 l/min (180,000 l/h) to 24,000 l/min (1,080,000 l/h). The are suitable for both single pass high flow floating vessel offloading as well as can be provided with high flow pumps to switch to recirculation mode for continuous polishing of very large fuel tanks.
The systems come with an option for very cost effective sock type filter elements that are suitable for either particulate in many micron levels or water absorption. Options for stainless steel mesh filters that can be removed & cleaned. Systems can be provided with guaranteed fuel cleanliness contamination levels & will keep your OPEX to a minimum.
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.
Pressure differential sensors
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 – Custom designed extremely cost effective high capacity sock & other 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 then 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.
The same complete 4 Fuel Treatment Processes in the PureBlue RCS mini skids, but custom designed for larger high-flow in-line applications or larger tank sizes. These units have 3 phase electric pumps and are modular in design, allowing multiple combinations of flow or throughput. They can have the pump unit taken out of circuit to use the pump on a fuel delivery vessel & then have the pump brought back on line to recirculate continuously or via a programmable timer. Like the PureBlue RCS mini skids, one system can be used for multiple tanks though pipework switching systems.
Available with from flow rates from 12,000 to 72,000 litres/hour.
PureBlue_RCS 50 – 140
FluidTek has designed & build 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 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.
Vermeer 600 hp Surface Miner fitted with EM_FCM
PureBlue Marine High Speed Diesel RCS units are designed specifically for the demanding conditions with marine operations. They have the same 4 Fuel Treatment Processes of our other PureBlue recirculating & conditioning systems (RCS) 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 very 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 RCS products.
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.
FluidTek can provide complete on-site Fuel Management Services, ensuring a mine or other site operation can be 100% certain of having Global Fuel Charter Standard cleanliness fuel being delivered to end use or in-field delivery equipment. This could include the following services:
FluidTek could take away all the difficulties of trying to manage this challenging contamination problem, allowing mine owners or contractors to focus on their core operations, certain they are getting optimal cleanliness fuel!
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 relevant (such as environmental factors) to ensure the test results are all relevant and costs are kept to a realistic minimum.
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.
QW3100 Oil Quality Sensor
The Trident DM4500/4600 is the best-in-class inductive wear debris sensor & provides the earliest detection of mechanical failure within an asset.
Trident DM4600 (pump/filter integration)
Trident DM4500 (bypass)
Small module providing 3-Axis MEMS Based Vibration with RMS Velocity, FFT & TWF taken on alarm. Can be mounted & used on mobile equipment
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.
ICM 2.0 Particulate Sensor
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
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).
VM1100 Viscosity Sensor
VM 1100 Viscosity 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.
VM800 Water Sensor
VM 800 Water Sensor
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)
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.
Trident AP2200 – Edge
FluidTek’s custom Condition Monitoring System Software allows machinery operators to clearly monitor their lubricants, fuels & other equipment status. These systems provide ‘in-situation’ & ‘real time’ securely stored data that can be viewed locally or anywhere remotely by operators, management or owners.
FluidTek’s custom Condition Monitoring System Software allows for exceptional flexibility to use not just our Poseidon suite of sensors, but many other sensors we also supply. Additionally, we can incorporate control or safety inputs, pulsed digital flow meters & any other digital or analogue inputs that are needed to be monitored with the Condition Monitoring System.
Whether on site or in the laboratory, the Portable Particle Pal FS9V2-RH will provide instant cleanliness readings in ISO, SAE, NAS to allow you to fully understand the condition of your lubricants. The system provides readings in ISO:4406 for up to 4, 6, 14 & 21 micron levels for instant comparison to international or national lubricant 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. A self contained system, complete with integral pump & controlled flow rate.
Particle Pal FS9V2
The new Particle Pal Pro Lab utilises the S120 Digital Imaging counter and works with standard 100mL sample volume.Pull through stepper pump running at 20mL/min or less with almost no aeration due to this configuration. Diesel fuel through to lubricants of 3,000+ cSt. Digital imaging combed with advanced algorithms, sorts particles into the following categories for contamination root cause analysis:
The all new Particle Pal Pro – Picture of Health utilises breakthrough digital imaging technology which provides greater insight into the type of particulate in oil or fuel systems. Air bubble elimination & shape recognition gives root cause particle analysis. Remaining oil life & water content sensors complete the package. These units can test lubricants up to 2,400 cSt & also can be fitted with pressure reducing valve to allow on line sampling of up to 320 bar. Digital imaging combed with advanced algorithms, sorts particles into the following categories for contamination root cause analysis:
The system includes a relative humidity (RH%) sensor & also a full spectrum Tan Delta holistic oil condition sensor providing remaining oil life. This unit provides portability with a test capability range that would result in unprecendented, on-the-spot insight into the condition of your oil.
Particle Pal FS9V3
The FerroQ is a standalone device that analyses a small sample of oil for ferrous debris. The rapid & simple operation accompanied by outstanding sensitivity makes the device a perfect complement to any laboratory oil analysis.
Can be used as a low-cost on-site screening tool to identify if samples require further analysis, or as a standalone wear debris monitoring solution. The wide range & support for Grease Thief vials enables more flexibility & better measurements with more flexible operations.
Instantly Test Multiple Oil Samples In-Field & in the Workshop.
The MOT is a complete mobile oil quality test kit built around the Oil Quality Sensor (OQSx). A small sample of any oil type can be instantly tested and its precise quality reported. Ideal for maintenance depots or mobile crews. Proving lubricant quality levels as well as remaining life % levels (see case study below).
Fully Configurable – Any oil type, MOT allows accurate testing of any oil or fuel oil.
Instant Results – Instant diagnosis of potential issues with the ability to store trend data.
Fully Certified – The Oil Quality Sensor (OQSx) is fully certified to international standards.
Portable – MOT is fully portable – ideal for the workshop & for field maintenance crews.
Mobile Oil Tester