Fuel analysis can identify potential causes for fuel filter plugging, smoking, loss of power, poor injector performance, malfunctioning throttle position sensors and sticking valves. Testing also confirms a diesel fuel's sulfur content, biodiesel content and compliance with manufacturer specifications and standards for cleanliness that could affect equipment warranty requirements
Oil is the "lifeblood" of machines and equipment. Routine testing and analysis can show you how the condition of a particular lubricant can affect performance and ultimately your asset's reliability
Taking coolant samples at regular intervals under typical operating conditions can detect and prevent imbalances between the water, glycol and various additives that coolants contain
Ideally engine oil should have been in use for about 250 hours before being sampled, and twice the length of time for all other systems. However, it is possible to obtain accurate and meaningful results provided the oil has been in use for no less than 20 hours.
Often we hear of engine downtime caused by fuel starvation due to obstructions. These obstructions can be caused by micro-bacterial (fuel bug) sediment or wax deposits in the fuel supply chain.
What happens when most fuel suppliers will only guarantee their fuel for a period of six months when used in bulk storage and the maintenance regime on a site makes no allowance for regular analysis and inspection of fuel?
The worst case scenario is that a diesel generator system is relied upon to support critical and essential services during a loss of mains power, and is deprived of clean, combustible fuel and fails to start.
In the context of fuel management what benefits are derived from incorporating an automatic fuel polishing feature as part of the overall fuel system?
Fuel polishing features supplied and installed by ADE will: