Fuel contamination in engine oils can be measured by a portable fuel dilution meter called a Fuel Sniffer. Fuel Sniffer can be used in the laboratory or in the field to provide rapid and accurate measurements. Particle and Surface Sciences Australia distribute and service this portable Fuel Sniffer with features that include:
- Small size, ideal for field or laboratory use
Easy to operate, rugged and reliable
Fast and accurate
Inexpensive, requires no chemicals or consumables
Low maintenance, self diagnostic program
To operate, the Fuel Sniffer needs just over 60 seconds to perform each measurement. The next sample can be introduced quickly with the specially designed clamp and sample bottle platform, so that 40 or more samples can be measured per hour. The sample bottle platform also keeps the sample bottle below the level of the instrument to prevent potential damage due to liquid sample coming in contact with the sensor.
A single-point calibration, using a 5% fuel/oil standard, is as fast to run as a sample, so the Fuel Sniffer is soon ready to make accurate measurements. Accuracy is comparable to that achieved by gas chromatography, but without all the time, expense and inconvenience. The percentage fuel dilution is displayed on the backlit LCD display and can also be sent to a printer or external computer via built-in RS 232 output.
The Fuel Sniffer was developed for use ideally in armed forces (navy) and transportation companies.