Water Finding Paste
Water Finding Paste is water detection systems used to aid in the detection of water within fuel supplies. Water Finding Paste is normally used in the petroleum industry to monitor and detect moisture levels in various fuel types.
80% of fuel contamination with water occurs from naturally present moisture levels from the atmosphere condensing within the fuel storage tanks. Other contributing factors towards this problem is the failure of fuel transfer or fuel storage equipment. That is bad seals within tank covers or holes in underground tanks where the tank is below the water table all allowing the gradual seepage of water into the fuel reserves.
Testing and recording of fuel supplies should be done regularly to ensure no presence or water. Water has a greater density than fuel so within any tank water will naturally gravitate to the bottom. This is why when performing any water contamination test you should apply Water Finding Paste to the bottom of the dipstick being used to test the tank. The Water Finding Paste serves two purposes when conducting the dipstick test, firstly it will detect the presence of water and secondly it can also determine to what volume of water is present in the tank from the level of reaction of the paste up the height of the dipstick. Water Finding Paste upon contact with water will turn from pink to red color.
Gasoline and Oil Finding Paste
1. A chemical paste used with oil gauging tape for measuring the presence of various types of oils.
2. The color of the paste will generally change from pink to red upon contact with oil.
3. This paste will detect almost any kind of oil including mineral oil, vegetable oil, and animal oil, and solvents, alcohol, acrylic solution, alkaline solution, and spirits.