During transport and storage, biodiesel fuel and ultra-low sulfur diesel (USLD) are vulnerable to exposure to water contamination. When water exposure occurs, it creates the opportunity for an invasion of unwanted microorganisms and can lead to problems like premature fuel filter plugging, clogged injectors, fuel storage tank corrosion and leakage.
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) testing for diesel fuels measures the amount of ATP, the primary component found in cells responsible for transferring energy in living organisms. An elevated result can provide a clear indication of when proactive action should be taken to mitigate the growth of unwanted, harmful microbes in the fuel system or tank.
Join Dave Tingey, Product Application Specialist and learn the harmful effects of elevated levels of ATP can have on your in-use diesel fuel, details on the testing performed, how to interpret what the results mean and how to mitigate unwanted microbial growth.
– What is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)?
– The effects elevated levels of ATP can have on your fuel
– What does the testing consist of?
– How to interpret results from testing
Product Application Specialist