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Fuel Sampling and Contamination Testing

When did you last have your fuel checked? Get your fuel tested at our state of the art lab before it leads to costly engine and machinery failure.

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Preserve the Quality of Your Fuel and Get it Tested Today

Fuel is a critical asset to industry. Regular fuel contamination testing is a common sense, a cost-effective insurance policy against expensive and disruptive equipment, engine and vehicle failures – especially emergency power supply units. By regularly testing your fuel’s condition, we can spot and remedy the early stages of a problem, eliminating the need to replace your fuel.

Here at Crown Oil, we employ two of the UK’s leading chemists who can test your fuels at our state of the art fuel testing laboratory in Bury. It doesn’t matter where you are in the UK, our technicians can come to your site to collect samples from your storage tank.

Fuel management and testing

Over time, water and other contaminants build up and cause fuel to degrade in quality. Fuel sampling and testing in an essential part of our customer offering that helps ensure that your business operations operate at maximum efficiency. We will identify the cause of loss of power, poor injector performance, clogged filters, smoking and much more.

By highlighting the need for the use of additives, tank cleaning or fuel polishing, we will restore your fuel to optimum condition and save your business from disaster. Or alternatively, give you peace of mind that your operations are safe from downtime!

The unwelcome expense of equipment and machinery repair is almost certainly higher than the expense of getting your fuel tested regularly. Get in touch on 0330 123 1444 today.  

What fuels can we test?

Diesel (DERV)
Industrial heating oil (IHO)
Red diesel
Kerosene
Biofuels
Engine oils
Transformer fuels
& more!

Simply give us a call on 0330 123 1444 and we’re confident our lab team can assist.

What are the benefits of Crown Oil’s fuel testing?

We employ two of the UK’s leading fuel chemists with over 60 years’ combined experience

Our onsite facilities are based in our state-of-the-art fuel testing laboratory in Bury

It’s the most cost-effective fuel remediation service

It eliminates the need to replace your fuel

You’ll receive an easy-to-understand report, including findings and recommendations

You’ll have complete protection of your operation’s assets

Since prevention is always better than cure, call our friendly team on 0330 123 1444 to find out more about fuel analysis.

What’s involved with fuel contamination testing?

To truly assess the health of your fuel, our technicians will take true representative samples, using bespoke sampling equipment systems as specified in ASTM Standard D4057-06.

We test for:

Water content
FAME content
Sulphur content
Density
Microbial contaminants (e.g. bugs and bacteria)
Excess metals
PCB testing
Viscosity
ISO cleanliness (particulate examination)
Petrol contamination (optional)

Samples are taken from the top, middle and bottom of your tank:
Top sample – this will provide our analysts with an indication of what may be achievable if the fuel was to be polished
Middle sample – this will indicate the degree of settlement of any contaminants
Bottom sample – if present, water and particulates will appear

All of the above assessments are compiled into a simple and easy to interpret oil analysis report which is issued with every sample we assess. It doesn’t matter how knowledgeable you are about fuel quality, we will always provide as much support and guidance as you need.

What’s the risk of fuel contamination?

An increase in FAME content (learn more about FAME in our guide) in fuels in addition to a continuous reduction in the presence of sulphur levels means that fuel is becoming more prone to accelerated microbial contamination and repolymerisation.

Sulphur is bad news for fuel applications as it has a higher affinity to water than regular diesel. This increases the rate of corrosion in tanks and pipes and heightens the risk of failure of engines and backup systems.

Our fuel sampling and testing services will help you identify degraded and contaminated fuel to ensure complete integrity and compliance.

Unsure about what environmental services you require?

For those businesses who are unsure if your fuel is contaminant free, claim your Free Site Survey, worth £995.

Our technicians will:
Establish your tank capacity to avoid water build-up
Test your tanks, pipework and related fuel supply infrastructure to OFTEC-standard
Sample, analyse and test your fuels and oils
Check onsite access for ease of deliveries and maintenance work

You can Book your Free Site Survey today by visiting Crown Oil Environmental’s dedicated site or call 0330 123 1444 today to learn more.

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