If you think about it, the answer is definitely yes!
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 110, part 8.3.7, a fuel quality test is required at least annually using appropriate American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards or using the manufacturer’s recommendations. This regulation was implemented to avoid an unexpected generator failure. By completing an annual fuel quality test, you reduce vulnerability and avoid loss of service, which could potentially be detrimental to your organization.
Our fuel test uses multiple ASTM methods including:
- Flash Point (ASTM D93) to determine if the fuel is flammable
- Water and Sediment (ASTM D1796) to identify if the fuel is causing corrosion/processing problems
- Microbiological (Culture Test) to detect harmful microorganisms that try to cause significant damage
For over 40 years, our Oil Analysis Program has provided detailed analyses to help our customers deliver maximum performance. We have the technology to run a wide array of tests at our in-house lab, used by hundreds of organizations. Simply ship your fuel and oil samples to our lab from anywhere in the United States and receive your test results in as little as 24 hours upon receipt of the sample.
For more information on our OilChek® Oil Analysis Lab testing, please view our website or call 1.800.490.4903 to speak directly with our OilChek® personnel.