Fuel Analysis: Water Detection in Jet Fuel, Diesel Fuel, and Gasoline Benefits
- Inline, Real-Time, Continuous Fuel Quality Monitoring
- Continuously Documented Quality Assurance Records
- Reduced Sampling and Laboratory Analysis
- Reduce/Eliminate the Possibility of Fuel Contaminants Causing a Catastrophic Equipment Failure
Water in Jet Fuel Detection
There are numerous potential contamination sources along the process, particularly for jet fuel since it is very hygroscopic. Nominal limits for free water in jet fuel are in the range from 1-15 ppm while other fuels may tolerate larger ranges. An optek dual beam scattered-light turbidimeter will immediately detect contamination of less than 0.5 ppm. This important measurement is accomplished in-line, in real-time, and designed for harsh and hazardous area classifications.
Fuel Filtering / Coalescing Contamination
Water and suspended solids are removed during the production, transportation and loading of fuel. Despite these process controls, potential contamination sources still exist. An optek dual beam scattered-light turbidimeter placed after a filter or coalescer can detect a failure or filter break immediately. Contaminated fuel can be diverted into a holding tank for further processing while uncontaminated fuel is moved down the process.