Fuel Analysis and Testing

What’s hiding in your tank?

Fuel quality can be a key indicator of the overall health of your system. Using poor-quality fuel can have detrimental effects on how your equipment performs – from abnormal wear of components, valves, valve guides, piston rings, and more. Beyond performance, equipment owners are increasingly realizing the value of regular fuel analysis when it comes to meeting emissions requirements. So the question remains: are you putting quality fuel in your tank?

Carter Machinery offers several levels of fuel analysis packages. Whether you require a basic test or a comprehensive report that meets governmental regulations, we have you covered. In addition to accurate reporting, our team provides actionable, expert analysis that you can count on.


To order your Fuel Analysis Kit, call 1-877-515-7262.

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Fuel quality can be a key indicator of the overall health of your system. Carter offers several levels of Fuel Analysis packages. 


The Vital fuel test package is designed to be an economical introductory fuel kit that gives the bare essentials of your fuel condition. It answers the most common questions about your fuel, bacterial fungal contamination, water content, flash-point and particle count. Abnormal results in the Vital tests may indicate the need to run one of our other test packages to help pinpoint the problem so it can be corrected.


Designed for speed, our Emergency Package is the fastest way to get the critical analysis you need. Our team will deliver your results one business day after receiving your samples. Whether you are preparing for a last-minute inspection or have a downed machine, we have you covered.


The Basic service expands on the Vital test kit to include other important fuel parameters such as percent biofuel content and sulfur levels. Quick and easy, the Basic service will let you know what’s in your tank. If you are curious about fuel maintenance or simply want to ensure your tanks are safe, the Basic service is right for you.


Our Advanced service is all about performance. More than just the critical information you need to keep your tanks functioning properly, our Advanced service will explain the environmental characteristics of your fuel and help you understand how to get the most from it. The Advanced service will provide a thorough analysis and interpretation of your fuel and help take your fuel maintenance program to the next level.


As the name suggests, our Comprehensive service is a complete, detailed analysis of your fuel. From health to performance to contamination, Comprehensive service covers it all with clear, meticulous documentation. Whether you need all-inclusive fuel reports for auditing purposes or simply want to make sure you have the most complete understanding of your tanks, Comprehensive service is the right choice for you.

All levels include 24-hour access to fuel sample reports at: cartermachinery.com/samples

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