Fuel System Biocides
FQS 1.5 Microbicide®
FQS 1.5 Microbicide® is an EPA approved antimicrobial agent used in the control of bacteria and fungi in fuel systems that store liquid hydrocarbon fuels and oils such as: crude oils, petrochemical feed stocks, liquefied petroleum gasses, gasoline, diesel fuel oils, aviation fuels, kerosene, coal slurries, renewable fuel blend stock and renewable fuel blends.
FQS 1.5 Microbicide® has the same active ingredients as *Kathon FP 1.5 Microbicide. It also has the same speed of kill, proven treat rate of 1:10,000, persistence and pricing.
FAST ACTING – FQS 1.5 Microbicide® has shown to decrease microbial activity in as quickly as 5 hours after initial treatment.
TREAT RATE: Typical effective treat rate is 100 ppm or 1 gallon FQS 1.5 Microbicide® to 10,000 gallons fuel product. Fuel systems with severe microbial contamination can undergo treatments of up to 400 ppm.
Link to Treat Chart - FQS 1.5 Treat Chart
EPA Registration No. 65597-1
On QPL for MIL-S-53021
FQS 1.5 Microbicide® is currently pending aviation approvals
Product Order Number:
FQS-7010-14TP Quart Container
FQS-7010-01TP 1-Gallon Container
FQS-7010-05 5-Gallon Pail
FQS-7010-30 30-Gallon Drum (30 gals)
FQS-7010-55 55-Gallon Drum (55 gals)
Military Customers: Purchase on GSA Contract: GSA-07F-5938R
GSA 7000-14TP Quart Container NSN: 6840-00-300-6373
GSA 7000-01TP 1-Gallon Container NSN: 6840-01-358-7218
GSA 7000-05 5-Gallon Pail NSN: 6840-01-173-6940
GSA 7000-30 30-Gallon Drum (30 gals) NSN: n/a/ GSA 7000-55
55-Gallon Drum (55 gals) NSN: 6840-01-041-0098
FQS 7009 Glutaraldehyde
FQS 7009 is recommended for use in aqueous or water containing products and systems, fuel terminals and refineries including industrial, institutional and consumer in-can processes and products, to control the growth of bacteria and fungi. Product Number: FQS-7009
FQS 7007 Microbicide is an EPA approved anti-microbial agent that has found widespread use in a variety of preservative applications. FQS 7007 Microbicide is highly effective in controlling bacteria including slime forming bacteria, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) fungi (yeast and molds) in fuel storage tanks. FQS 7007 Microbicide is recommended for use in aqueous or water containing products and systems, including fuel terminals and refineries, industrial, institutional and consumer in-can processes and products to control the growth of bacteria and fungi. Treat Ratio: 200—2000 ppm Product Number: FQS-7007-55
LTSA-35A Fuel Stabilizer—MILSPEC
LTSA-35A is a multifunctional stabilizer additive package that contains an antioxidant, corrosion inhibitor, dispersant, and metal deactivator for intermediate and long-term storage of diesel fuel and biodiesel blends up to B5. The corrosion inhibitor is also effective in both oil and water wetted phases. LTSA-35A is the only chemistry type approved under QPL-53021. When used as directed the sulfur content is well below the US EPA ULSD Sulfur requirements. Product Number: FQS-401
LTSA-35A is a multifunctional stabilizer additive that provides functional and performance protection to burner and diesel fuels including biodiesel blends up to B5 through the use of antioxidants to inhibit fuel oxidation processes which can lead to darkening of the fuel and sediment formation; metal deactivators that can lead to metal catalyzed oxidation degradation of the fuel; dispersants that retards the agglomeration of fuel degradation products such as gums and particulates that are responsible for filter plugging, and a corrosion inhibitor that is effective in both oil and water wetted phases. LTSA-35A contains the chemistry type approved for use by all departments and agencies under the Department of Defense that require intermediate (6-24 months) and long term (24-60 months) stabilization of middle distillates and is approved on the QPL (qualified products list) for MIL-S-53021. LTSA-35A has also found wide spread application in a number of non-military and commercial applications that store fuel such as utilities, standby diesel generators, and home heating oil that also use burner and diesel fuels including biodiesel blends up to B5. When used as directed, LTSA-35A does not endanger the sulfur limits of ULSD fuels.
LTSA-35A is a multifunctional diesel fuel stabilizer additive package On QPL for MIL-S-53021A Treats at 1 gallon LTSA-35A to 5,000 gallons of fuel.
Product Order Number:
FQS-401-35A 1-Gallon Container
FQS-405-35A 5-Gallon Pail FQS-455-35A 55-Gallon Drum
Purchase on GSA Contract: GS-07F-5938R
GSA-401-35A 1-Gallon Container NSN: n/a
GSA-405-35A 5-gallon Pail NSN: 6850-01-167-4789
GSA-455-35A 55-Gallon Drum NSN: 6850-01-167-4788
FFQS 4005 - Biodiesel/Biofuel Stabilizer
FQS 4005 is a combination of stabilizers specially formulated to enhance the stability of Biodiesel (B100) and Biodiesel / Petroleum Diesel Blends (BXX).
FQS 4005 is applicable for B100 and BXX blended fuels for on-road, off-road, home heating, marine, rail, and power generation applications. FQS 4005 is a middle distillate fuel additive that provides the following functional and performance properties:
Superior Rancimant (EN 14112) Stability enhancement in B100 and BXX Blends, extends biofuel storage stability.
Inhibits peroxide formation, protects against elastomer degradation
Minimizes affects of peroxide degradation, diminishes polymers formation, and formation of malodorous volatile acids
Protects against acid induced degradation, complexes the corrosive acidic by products of biodegradation Excellent against metal catalyzed degradation, inhibits detrimental effects of metal contamination
Provides detergency to BXX Blends, inhibits varnishing attributed to fuel instability
Compliance Statement: The sulfur content of this diesel fuel additive does not exceed 15 ppm. Treat Ratio: 600 - 1000 mg/L; 210 - 350 ptb 0.68 - 1.12 gal/ 1000 gal; 169.6 cc / 40 gal
Note: For Industrial Bulk Blending, contact FQS
FQS-3000 improves cold weather performance and fuel economy while reducing maintenance and increasing equipment life.At a treat ratio of one-gallon to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel, FQS-3000 will exceed Cummins L-10 Superior Performance.
Performance features include:
Exceeds Cummins L-10 Superior Performance
Exceeds Cummins N-14
Keeps injectors clean
Improves fuel economy
Improves fuel lubricity
Improves fuel stability
Reduces cold filter plug point
Reduces fuel pour point
Product Number: FQS-3000
FQS 3500 - Premium Diesel Performance Additive
FQS 3500 Premium Diesel Performance Additive is specially formulated to improve the quality and performance of ULSD diesel fuel in modern High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) engines. It is also effective in higher sulfur diesel fuels and older style diesel engines. A treat ratio of one gallon for every 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel will keep fuel injectors clean, provide fuel economy, and improve overall performance. A treat ratio of one gallon for every 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel will rapidly clean up fuel injectors, provide superior overall performance, and improve fuel economy up to 7%.
Keeps injectors clean at low treat rate of 1:2,000
Rapidly cleans-up dirty injectors including internal deposits at treat rate of 1:1,000
Improves fuel economy up to 7%
Restores lost power due to dirty injectors Improves fuel lubricity Improves fuel stability
Reduces filter plugging by asphaltenes, degradation products and fuel contaminants
Provides improved corrosion protection to fuel Will not adversely effect water separation of fuel
One gallon to 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel for improved performance.
One gallon to 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel for superior performance.
Container Size: 1-quart, 1-Gallon, 2-Gallon Pail
Stock Number: 3500-01, FQS 3500-02, FQS 3500-05
Net Weight (lbs): 1.77 lbs., 7.07 lbs., 35.35 lbs.
US Gals. Per Unit 0.25 gal, 1 gal, 5 gals
Bug Alert Test Kit
Bug Alert® Test Kit
Effective control of microbial contamination through biocide use is only possible when routine monitoring of fungi and bacteria levels are performed. The Bug Alert® test kit make routine determinations of fungal and bacteria populations quick and easy. The Bug Alert® test kit contains flexible plastic strips to which nutrient-containing filter paper is attached. The kit is complete and ready to use. No special equipment or training is necessary. Test results can be read Aerobic Bacteria (AB) 24-36 hrs and Yeast & Mold (YM) 72 hrs.
The YM stands for Yeast and Molds (fungi), these are closely related organisms and generally require the same conditions for growth. Results may be read as early as 72 hours and may take an additional 3 days. The AB stands for Aerobic Bacteria, those organisms which require oxygen. Most bacteria that contaminates the industrial environment are in this category and will grow on the AB test strip. The kit contains dehydrated pads and requires no refrigeration.
If the test strips are positive for bugs, call FQS to consult possible treatment options. If the test strips are negative, the next step would be to check for SRB (Sulfate Reducing Bacteria) anaerobic bacteria to determine if this might be the problem. A bottom fuel sample is required for microbiological testing.
Kits are complete and ready to use.
No special training needed.
Test results can be read as early as 72 hours.
The Bug Alert® Test Kit is a good “go” - “no go” microbial fuel test .
Product Number: FQS-005
HY-LiTE® RAPID MICROBIAL TEST FOR FUEL SYSTEMSQS-3000
The HY-LiTE® Rapid Microbial Test for Fuel Systems can be used for testing of: Jet A, Jet A1, Jet B, JP8, JP8+100, F34/F35, gasoline, diesel, biodiesel B100 and biodiesel blends, marine diesel and ethanol blends.
Complies with ASTM D7463 ATP Test Method.
Simple to perform with results in 10 minutes or less.
The test will detect the presence of metabolically active microorganisms.
The test results are not affected by the presence of di-EGME (FSII) or approved levels of biocides (100 ppm FQS 1.5 Microbicide or 270 ppm Biobor JF).
Merck KGaA Warranty Statement: May 19, 2010
“HY-LiTE® 2 / is only validated for use with the Merck range of pens and consumables This includes HY-LiTE® , BioScan® , and FQS.”
Product Order Number: FQS-046 HY-LiTE® Instrument FQS-047 HY-LiTE® Microbial Fuel Test Kit FQS-053 ATP Free Swabs FQS-045 Paper Refills for Printer FQS-044 E10 - Test Kit
HY-LiTE® PLUS PEN TEST KIT0
Adenosine Tri Phosphate or ATP is a molecule used for energy transport within all living cells. ATP is a substance found in all animal and vegetable matter, including food and food debris, in addition to bacteria, fungi, and other micro-organisms. The amount of ATP in a sample indicates the current biological activity and biomass in the sample at the time of measurement, i.e. the immediate biological contamination (and damage potential) in the system.
The HY-LiTE® Plus Test is intended for detection of ATP in samples where higher than usual levels of inhibition are suspended such as paints and coatings, metalworking fluids, hydraulic fluids, activated sludge (waste water treatment) and similar. The HY-LiTE® Plus Pen can be used to test biocide efficacy. This method can be used to demonstrate the speed and mode of action of different biocides. You will also need a HY-LiTE® Free ATP Pen to perform the test.
Merck KGaA Warranty Statement: May 19, 2010 “HY-LiTE® 2 / is only validated for use with the Merck range of pens and consumables. This includes HY-LiTE® and FQS.”
Four (4) items needed: sample, HY-LiTE® Plus Pen, pipette and HY-LiTE instrument Easy to use
Quantitative numerical read out
Results in less than 10 minutes
Minimum training required
No lab facilities required
No waiting for 4 days to get results
Allows treatment before it becomes critical (saves money)
Decreases risk of regulatory exposure - lowers risk of product recall
Product Order Number: FQS-043 HY-LiTE® Plus Pen Kit
FQS-046 HY-LiTE® Instrument
MicrobMonitor2® TEST KIT
MicrobMonitor2® Test Kit is IATA approved and recognized by major airframe manufacturers for aviation fuel and is easy to use. You can test the water or fuel phase of aviation fuel. The kit consists of a test bottle containing a nutrient gel that promotes the growth of bacteria and yeast/molds. Once a sample has been added to the bottle, the container is incubated as instructed, dark place for 1 to 4 days for bacteria and 3 additional days for yeast & mold. The microbes actually grow in and on the gel. They will show up as red or purplish red dots in the sample bottle indicating a positive result. If you require a quantitative number there is a color chart to compare the results against.
Generally any positive growth requires action. Call FQS to consult on possible treatment options.
The MicrobMonitor2® can be used to test both the fuel/oil phase and the water phase.
IATA approved for aviation fuels
Product Number: FQS-035 MicrobMonitor2® is easy to use.
Filters / Filtration Systems
Filters / Filtration Systems FQS recommends cleaning fuels/lubes prior to being put into storage. Modular manifold solutions handle a wide range of flows and viscosities.
Water means trouble and where there’s water there’s life. Stop trouble before it gets in! Water has a way of sneaking in unless you have a Donaldson T.R.A.P.™ Breather standing guard over your system.
No moisture slips by Donaldson's Thermally Reactive Advanced Protection (T.R.A.P). In fact, it removes moisture at relative humidity levels as low as 15%.
The T.R.A.P Breathers are the only breathers that literally strip moisture vapor from intake air and exhales the moisture back into the atmosphere on the outflow cycle. T.R.A.P. filtration technology reacts instantly to thermal conditions, blocking moisture completely.
For additional information contact FQS.
Biodiesel is an alternative biomass based fuel that can be produced from a variety of renewable sources, including vegetable oils (soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil) animal fats, and used greases. Biodiesel is usable in its pure form known as B100 (FAME) or it can be blended with a petroleum based diesel to make a blended grade like B20, B5 or B2. It is well documented that FAME products (i.e., B100 and biodiesel blends) have a greater tendency toward microbial contamination, stability issues and reduced storage time. Good housekeeping practices remain the key to protecting your investment. Dirt, debris, and water can gather in tankers, fill lines, fill areas, and storage tanks. Water is the number one contaminant and the primary cause for microbial problems and other issues. FQS offers a variety of microbial test kits that are easy to use and require no prior lab experience. Products: FQS 1.5 Microbicide® is effective and economic to use and begins working within 5 hours. However, preferred soak time is 12-24 hours. LTSA-35A is a multifunctional fuel stabilizer for use with biodiesel blends up to B5. FQS-4005: Combination of stabilizers formulated to enhance the stability of B100 and Biodiesel blends (Bxx). Stabilizer, antioxidant, detergent, metal deactivator. FQS 1.5 Microbicide® is effective and economic to use and begins working within 5 hours. However, preferred soak time is 12-24 hours. LTSA-35A is a multifunctional fuel stabilizer for use with biodiesel blends up to B5. FQS-4005: Combination of stabilizers formulated to enhance the stability of B100 and Biodiesel blends (Bxx). Stabilizer, antioxidant, detergent, metal deactivator.
The designation of SRB stands for Sulfate Reducing Bacteria. These are organisms which reduce sulfate to sulfide in the absence of oxygen. Anaerobic sulfate reducing bacteria are ubiquitous in the environment. During their growth they are responsible for fouling, corrosion and pitting of metals and concrete and producing an objectionable rotten egg odor. It is essential that these organisms be monitored and controlled to prevent corrosive damage caused by their metabolic activities.
The SRB Test System is a kit that contains tubes of culture media specifically formulated to promote the growth of anaerobic sulfate reducing bacteria. A unique sample applicator allows for the evaluation of both liquids and surfaces. Other components of the system ensure the most ideal conditions for the growth of these organisms. SRB is designed to be used in areas where little or no formal laboratory facilities are available. Everything needed to perform 25 tests is contained in the kit. Detailed instructions describing the quantitative interpretations are included with each kit.
If positive results for bugs, Call FQS to consult on possible treatment options. If the test results are negative, the next step would be to run a MicrobMonitor® DF Test to check for aerobic bacteria and fungus.
Product Number: FQS-006
SRB is designed to be used in areas where little or no formal laboratory facilities are available.
Kit contains everything needed to perform 25 tests.
Fuel Sampling Kit
Different tests and/or analysis require samples taken from specific points and levels in a tank or fuel storage system (i.e. dead bottom, middle). To aid in this task, FQS offers a Fuel Sampling Kit equipped with all the necessary supplies needed to properly collect a fuel sample for testing. We can customize the kit to meet your specific sampling needs. Fuel Samplers (formerly known as Bacon Bombs) range from 4 ounces up to 32 ounces. Ensure that you collect the proper amount of fuel and that the sample is drawn from the proper location of the fuel system. Insufficient fuel sample or sample taken from the wrong location may affect the analysis results.
This kit, in combination with our field test kits gives you everything you need to pull a tank sample and test for microbial growth at your location. If test results are positive for bugs, Contact FQS to consult on possible treatment options.
Product Number: FQS-007
Kit contains necessary supplies to properly collect a fuel sample for testing.
Kit can be customized to meet your sampling needs.
Fuel samplers can be purchased individually and range from 4 ounces to 32 ounces.