Recommended diesel quality testing programs

Testing type and frequency depend on your specific application and the acceptable level of risk. We have provided some guidelines for testing, based upon the BQ-9000 quality standard and our experience in the industry. These guidelines (profiles) are estimates based on typical diesel usage - in other words: you should adapt these guidelines to meet your own fuel quality requirements.

We recommend that all test results be logged to identify sources of bad fuel or persistent contamination issues. Fleet can customize test kit labels to data collection requirements, such as: Truck ID, Compartment, Date and Time.

 

Fleet Managers

150 vehicles, 5000 gallons per week, one 5000 gallon fuel storage tank

Testing 

 Part Number

Frequency

Water and Visual

 FT-0100

weekly/load*

Fuel Degradation Test

 FT-0120

weekly

Microbial

 FT-0110 

quarterly

   * Test should be performed on every load if multiple fuel drops are received per week.

 

Power Plant Operator

Serviced by third-party tanker trucks, two 10,000 gallon storage tanks supplied daily

Testing 

 Part Number

Frequency

Storage Tanks

 

 

Water and Visual

 FT-0100

weekly

Fuel Degradation Test

 FT-0120

weekly

Microbial

 FT-0110 

quarterly

Tanker Trucks

 

 

Water and Visual

 FT-0100

Every compartment

Biodiesel Detection

FT-0150

Every compartment*

Fuel Degradation Test

 FT-0120

Every compartment**

* Only test if generation gear is restricted to non-biodiesel fuels and biodiesel is likely.

** Only perform degradation test if Water test yields “Fail” result.