Microbial Test Kits

FQS-046-HY-LiTE-2 Luminometer


Most traditional methods that test for microbiological contamination will take several days to get a result but, with the HY-LiTE® 2 ATP Bioluminometer you will get an indication of total microbiological activity in fuel, water, or a fuel/water mixture sample in less than 10 minutes.

The HY-LiTE 2 has a main power supply unit (with world wide adaptors), a 4x AA battery cartridge, and a separate thumb drive that contains the Quality Certificate, the user manual in several languages, and a shoulder bag.  In addition, you will need to purchase the HY-LiTE ® Rapid Microbial Test Kit for Fuel Systems to run the tests.  It contains the consumable items.

The HY-LiTE ® 2 can be used for microbial testing in a variety of fuels such as diesel, non-oxygenated gasoline, Jet A, and biodiesel. The test is simple to perform and can be done without access to laboratory facilities or trained laboratory technicians, and there is no need for special microbiological waste disposal.

The HY-LiTE® 2 will detect the presence of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms some of which may not be detected by traditional nutrient growth media.

Part Number FQS-046A
FQS-043 HY-LiTE Plus Pen Kit

HY-LiTE® Rapid Microbial Test

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 (BXX), and marine 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
Merck KGaA  Warranty Statement:  May 19, 2010
“HY-LiTE® 2 is  only validated for use with the Merck range of test pens and consumables This includes the FQS Fuel Test Pen.
Product Part Number:
FQS-047 HY-LiTE Microbial Fuel Test kit
FQS-046A HY-LiTE ® Instrument
FQS-053 ATP Free Swabs
FQS-035 MicrobMonitor2<sup>&reg;</sup> Test Kit

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 hydrocarbon fuels. 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
MicrobMonitor GMF

MicrobMonitor GMF

What is the test?
The MicrobMonitor GMF is an easy to use test kit for microbial  contamination in diesel and marine fuels with simple to read, reliable results. A small sample of fuel is added into a bottle containing a specially formulated gel. The tests bottle is then placed in a warm location and the number of microbial colony forming units (CFU) that develop indicates the severity the of contamination. Each box includes a single MicrobMonitor GMF test, a sterile sampling container and a sterile disposable dispenser for measuring fuel sample.

What is the test used for?
To assess the presence and extent of bacterial and fungal contamination in ground and marine fuels in storage, distribution and use, including:
  • Marine diesel and gas oil
  • Automotive diesel and gasoline, including biofuels
  • Heating oils and fuels for power generation

Who can use the test?
ANYONE - no special skills or equipment are needed, full instructions are provided, and tests can be used on-site.

Why test for microbes in fuel?
Microbial contamination in ground and marine fuels has caused power generation failures, large scale fleet disruptions, and power and propulsion loss in ships. If left unchecked contamination can:
  • Restrict the flow of fuel by blocking filters and pipes.
  • Corrode tanks
  • Degrade fuel quality

Regular testing for microbes together with a good maintenance regime can:
  • Improve asset performance
  • Reduce operational and safety risks
Product Number: FQS-035-GMF.
FQS-005 Bug Alert Test Kit

Bug Alert Test Kit

The Bug Alert® Test Kit is a good “go” - “no go” microbial fuel test.

Kits are complete and ready to use.

No special training needed.

Results as soon as 72 hours.

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 makes routine determinations of fungal and bacteria populations quick and easy. The Bug Alert® test kit contains flexible plastic strips with dehydrated nutrient pad. 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. Test results may be read as early as 72 hours and may take an additional 3 days for final results to be seen. 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 on 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.

Product Number: FQS-005