Test to determine if fuel is old and starting to oxidize
The use of water detecting past is only good for free water that has dropped out of the fuel and in now on the bottom of the tank.
Suspended water in fuel is the early indication that problems are on the way.
Knowing the presence of water before you see the unplanned equipment problem is a excellent suggestion.
At 200 ppm the water is still suspended but soon after that amount the water will drop out and become free water.
This test will indicate the smallest amount of suspended water in any diesel, jet fuel or gasoline.As little as 100 PPM will be detected.
The kit consists of 5 each 2 dram glass vials with the reaction powder capsule in them and one transfer pipette.
1. Remove one of the capsules from a test vial.
2. Do not put fuel in on top of the capsule.
3. Take fuel samples from as many locations you see fit using the pipette.
4. Add fuel to the empty vial FIRST.Approximately 3/4 full.
5. Take the capsule and open it and pour the continents (yellow powder) into your
test vial with fuel. Put on the lid and shake for 10 seconds.
6. DO NOT open capsules until you are ready to test. You will collect moisture from
the air and get a false reading
7. Set the vial on the table to allow the mixture to settle and examine the results. After 100 PPM water pink spots will appear in the powder. At 200 PPM or more water it will turn all the powder hot pink.