The density of diesel fuel varies slightly depending on the ambient temperature. Diesel fuel varies between about 0.81 and about 0.96 between the temperatures
of about 15 degrees Celsius and about 25 degrees Celsius. The specific gravity of a liquid is basically the ratio of the density of a substance when compared
to a standard. In most cases that standard is water.
FAME testing tests for the amount of biodiesel in your fuel. Current EU levels are at 7% and anything above this could cause issues for injectors, pumps or filters.
Bugs are in cfu/ml Colony forming units per ml.
- 10-2=100 cfu.
- 10-4=10000 cfu.
- 10-7=10000000 cfu.
Fungus is reported as slight, moderate or heavy, because it doesn’t form cfu’s in the same way as bacteria. Yeast behave like bacteria and reported in the same format
(i.e. 10-5 cfu). These can clog filters and cause engines to stall.
Diesel Bug Treatment
Diesel Bug Treatment is exactly what the product says. Our diesel bug treatment is a biocide blend formulated especially for preventing or eradicating the fuel spoilage
organisms known collectively as diesel bug. A 100ml bottle is sufficient to prevent diesel bug growth in 2000 ltrs of fuel. For serious contamination addition rates of
100ml to 100 ltrs may be required. Very rarely over 15 years of selling the product have we had to clean out a tank but for severe contamination several doses may be
required to break up and remove the biological sludge that forms. Our diesel bug treatment disperses into both the water and fuel phases in your tank and will remain
sufficiently active for over a year at both high and low temperatures. Marine 16 Diesel Bug Treatment is the fuel treatment of choice for the RNLI, The Royal Marines,
Sea Start and River Canal Rescue as well as being number 1 in the Practical Boat Owner magazine review.
Diesel Bug Test Kit
The individually packed Marine 16 diesel bug test-kit can be used to check for microbial contamination of diesel fuels in boats, storage tanks and home heating fuels.
The kit contains full instructions of use and results will be returned in approximately 3-4 days.