FT-1 Premium Fuel Test Kits

FT-1 Premium Fuel Test Kits
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The FT-1 Premium diesel fuel test kit is an upgraded version of the cheaper FT-1 Budget test kit. The main difference is the FT-1 Premium has point of sale style retail packaging in a clear PVC box plus superior quality latex gloves in the kit. You can send us an email to check the price with postage on the FT-1 Premium Test Kit here.

Part # FT – 1 Premium Diesel Water Contamination & Clarity Test

For field testing of diesel fuel water contamination at 20 PPM (parts per million) and above plus visual clarity testing of sample. Each kit contains 1 x test bottle 1 x water detection agent 1 x latex gloves – packaged in clear PVC box with hang tab. This kit is also available with a bacteria, algae, fungus, mould tester in our Part # FT – Combo Test Kit  or if you need just a bug test you can look here at Part # FT – BUG Test Kit.

Diesel test kit instructions FT1  pdf-iconPDF download

NB. Do not remove the water detection agent from the container tube until ready for use. When handling fuel wear eye protection & gloves.

Test how to do  – Insert a sample of diesel fuel into the test bottle of about 4 ounce / 100 ml, pop off cap from agent container tube; remove and split capsule, pour agent into the test bottle, screw cap on, shake for 30 seconds, allow bottle to rest for 5 minutes & view visual indicators as per images 1 & 2.

View the agent color from the bottom of the bottle as per image 3. The water detection agent will change from its natural color to a pink / purple color if water is present in the sample at around 20 PPM (parts per million) & above.

Fail, image 1 – If you cannot see the 4 indicators your sample has failed the visual clarity test. You also should not see particles in your fuel and any visible slime like substances present is a good indicator of algae / bacteria problems.

Pass, image 2 – You should be able to view in some way all 4 visual indicator P A S S ovals.

Fail, image 3 – Pink / purple specks at the bottom of the test bottle indicate water contamination detected.

Test kit fail image Test kit pass image

Diesel fuel test water detected

Key points of our diesel fuel test kits


General – The 4 visual sight indicators allow you to ascertain the general quality of the diesel & the clarity of sample will assist you in diagnosing the condition of the fuel. Degraded, dark & water contaminated fuel negatively impacts combustion & can cause breakdowns & damage to engines / fuel systems. The test kits provide non quantitative results & can be used as general indicators of fuel quality as a first step in evaluating the condition of the fuel.

If fail testing, additives to stabilize / break down water in the fuel, or the need to change filters or undertake fuel servicing may be required. If more definitive tests are required use a laboratory for a complete analysis. The threshold levels good vs. questionable fuel indicators are modeled on general diesel fuel quality standards. Non-hazardous materials contained in kits. Dispose responsibly, wear safety glasses & gloves when handling fuel & testing.

Diesel test kit instructions pdf-iconPDF download

FT – 1 Premium Test Kit Contents

1 x test bottle 1 x water detection agent 1 x latex gloves – packaged in clear PVC box with hang tab.