Fuel analysis can identify potential causes for fuel filter plugging, smoking, loss of power, poor injector performance, malfunctioning throttle position sensors and sticking valves. Testing also confirms a diesel fuel's sulfur content, biodiesel content and compliance with manufacturer specifications and standards for cleanliness that could affect equipment warranty requirements.
While POLARIS Laboratories® offers multiple fuel testing packages, we can also customize packages to accommodate requests specific to individual customer requirements.
- Test List with Explanations
- How to Read an Fuel Analysis Report
- Fuel Analysis Technical Bulletins
- Fuel Analysis Training Webinars
- Fuel Analysis Product Guide
Diesel Fuel Troubleshooting Test Packages
The following packages have been developed to identify the reasons you may be experiencing specific problems. They are informative tests to consider before making a decision to perform more extensive fuel quality testing.
Diesel Fuel Wear Prevention Test Packages
This package can identify water contamination, excessive particles or issues with lubricity specifications that could affect the performance of fuel system components and cause premature failure.
Diesel Fuel Quality Test Packages
These tests determine whether or not a diesel fuel meets manufacturer specifications and evaluates how well it can be expected to perform under both summer and winter weather conditions.
Biodiesel Fuel Analysis
Testing biodiesel fuel deliveries can also be instrumental in avoiding potential maintenance problems. Like petroleum-based diesel, biodiesel can contribute to fuel filter plugging if physical properties aren't monitored regularly. Suitability for use is more of a concern with biodiesel as its natural composition allows for a typical shelf life of about six months. As degradation begins, a natural breeding ground for biological growth can develop quickly and testing therefore becomes imperative.
- Biodiesel Fuel Dilution Can Increase Wear Rates
- Biodiesel Standards Confirm Fuel Quality, Help Develop New Engine Designs
- Test for Bacteria, Fungi, Mold to Monitor Biodiesel “Shelf Life”
Biodiesel Troubleshooting Test Packages
The following tests address some of the most common problems users experience with biodiesel blends. They will identify water contamination, the presence of bacteria, fungi and mold, oxidation and oxidation tendencies, confirm biodiesel content and determine possible reasons for poor cold weather performance.
POLARIS Laboratories® Announces 2013 Public Training Classes
POLARIS Laboratories®, an innovative leader in the fluid analysis industry, has announced its public training class schedule for 2013. Whether attendees are just beginning to establish fluid analysis best practices or they've been in the industry for years, these classes will expand their knowledge of oils and coolants and help them understand the importance of doing fluid analysis and doing it well.
POLARIS Laboratories® Opens New Fluid Testing Lab in Moscow, Russia
The company has now expanded into Russia with the opening of POLARIS Laboratories® Russia, the official representative of POLARIS Laboratories®, located in Moscow.
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