microbial contamination of fuel oil

R. I. Mateles rmateles at candida.com
Wed Mar 14 16:20:08 EST 2001

The problem exists when there is some water in the petroleum storage vessel.
Unless precautions have been taken to use a growth inhibitor, there will be
development of microbial growth at the oil-water interface and in the water.
Then the growth can plug the burner, etc., and some of the metabolic
products are not great for the fuel systems either.

If there is water, and storage is prolonged, you may assume that there will
be microbial growth.

Rich Mateles



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"Paul and Kimberly Liska" <pliska at istar.ca> wrote in message
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> Hello:
> I am interested in finding out if anyone knows of a technique for testing
> fuel oil for microbiological contamination (MBC). Is there an established
> method available? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.

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