SKU # MM2-005
What is the test used for?
Identifying and quantifying microbial contamination in petroleum products in storage, distribution and use including:
· Aviation, automotive, power & marine fuel
· Bio fuel, heavy fuel and crude oil
· Lubricants and hydraulic oil
· Metal working fluids and straight cutting oils
· Associated water with any of the above
It is also a sensitive test for detecting microbes in water and any other fluid sample.
Why test for microbes in fuel?
Microbial contamination has caused aircraft to abort take off, ships to be taken out of service and power generator bearings to fail. Contamination can, if detected early, be treated and severe operational problems can be avoided.
Routine condition monitoring as part of a good housekeeping regime can significantly improve asset utilization and reduce operational risks.
Microbial contamination in fuels can cause:
What is the test?
Who can use the test?
ANYONE - full instructions are supplied and no special skills or equipment are needed.
Is the test reliable?
MicrobMonitor2 was developed originally for use in the aviation industry for testing jet fuel and is recommended by IATA and listed in the Aircraft Maintenance Manuals of Boeing, Airbus and other major aircraft OEMs. Major airlines have been using the test for many years.
As the test uses the same technology as used in standard laboratory based tests it produces results comparable with IP 385 and ASTM 6974-03
The test is used by the military and is a codified NATO stock item (Stock No. 6640-99-834-3573)
Why use MicrobMonitor2?
■ NATO 6640-99-834-3573
■ Results are comparable with IP385 and ASTM D-6974-03
■ Test results are in accordance with IP Standard Method IP612
■ Works with any petroleum product and associated water