Diesel Fuel Quality Assurance

Contaminated fuel is often the culprit when standby emergency generators suddenly fail, which can create life-threatening emergencies. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is experienced in preventing such unwanted shutdowns by providing recommendations to hospitals, airports, the armed forces, nuclear power plants, and other organizations that require high quality, reliable systems.

SwRI Services

  • Evaluation and customized development of purchasing, receiving, handling, and storage procedures
  • Establishment of fuel system monitoring procedures
  • Guidance on the use of fuel additives
  • Onsite fuel sampling
  • Analysis of fuel samples for specification conformance
  • Analysis of plugged filters, fuel sludge, and samples of contaminated fuel to diagnose problems
  • Assistance in standard laboratory operating procedure adoption, laboratory qualification procedures, and training
  • Guidance on overall fuel oil quality assurance program requirements and adequacy
  • Consultation regarding American National Standards, federal specifications, and diesel engine manufacturers' fuel requirements
  • Adoption, implementation, and interpretation of ASTM standard methods for sampling and testing of fuel during acceptance, transfer, and storage
  • Evaluation of the integrity of fuel oil system quality programs for generator reliability and maintainability
For more information about diesel fuel quality assurance, contact Steven R. Westbrook, Phone (210) 522-3185, Fax (210) 522-3270, Fuels and Lubricants Research Division, Southwest Research Institute, P.O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas, 78228-0510.

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