DS-1 Test Kit. Test for Bacteria in the Fuel
- Individual test per package.
- Works in ANY fuel.
- This will detect Fuel Microbes (BACTERIA or MOLD) between 24 and 36 hours after exposure.
- NO spots are good news. Any reaction is bad news.
- Select DS-1 Bacteria Test plus Fuel Clarity and Water Content Test Kit. One test does it all.
Why Fuel Testing
Have long term stored fuel? You need to check it at least every 90 days.
When receiving fuel deliveries you had better check it before it is in your tank and you find out later you just got a problem delivered to you.
It is not if water enters your fuel system it is when water enters the system it can cause bacteria growth. Many species of bacteria, mold, and fungus can grow in diesel fuel but not algae.
Algae growth in fuel is a misnomer for the problem. What looks like algae may be in fact asphaltene or diesel sludge/fuel bugs/fuel microbes. Asphaltene is a chemical problem inherent in YEARS OLD diesel fuel or it most likely is a bio-mass that forms around bacteria to protect it.
Until know what exactly what the problem is you cannot treat it and get the desired results….a clean tank and no ore plugged filters or poor engine performance.
Have you used a biocide and nothing got better?
Test the fuel now and we then will know the direction to go.