ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) Content Testing for Diesel Fuels

Do You Know What’s Happening in Your Diesel Fuel?

Ultra-low sulfur diesel and biodiesel fuel are particularly vulnerable to water contamination during transport and storage. Once water gets into the diesel fuel system, it creates the opportunity for an invasion of microorganisms. Microbes attack the fuel/water interface, where they thrive and multiply. Once established, they embed themselves in a thick layer of slimy deposits, creating several troublesome maintenance problems, including premature fuel filter plugging, clogged injectors, fuel storage tank corrosion, and leakage.

Proactively Detect Potential Microbial Activity

The new ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) Content Test measures ATP, the primary component found in cells responsible for transferring energy in living organisms. An accurate measurement of ATP within diesel fuel provides a clear indication of when action should be taken to mitigate unwanted, harmful biological growth in the fuel system or tank.

With this new laboratory test, your sample’s results and analysis are are available faster compared to standard turnaround time for bacteria, fungi and mold testing included in basic diesel fuel test packages.

Click to View the ATP  Content Testing Technical Bulletin

If you’re interested in this new test, please reach out to your account manager or email

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Published December 8, 2022