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For the first time, petroleum industry professionals have a document that explains the problems that microbes cause to fuels and fuel systems, and also provides the tools for recognizing and controlling microbial contamination - saving millions of dollars annually in fuel system damage. This new ASTM manual provides clear and accessible insight into the nature of fuel and fuel system biodeterioration, sampling requirements, test methods, and remediation practices. As a complement to ASTM D 6469 Standard Guide for Microbial Contamination in Fuels and Fuel Systems, this new publication provides an overview of:Microbiological principles underlying fuel and fuel system biodeteriorationSample collection and handlingRecommendations for disinfecting and removing microbial contamination from fuels and fuel systemsA variety of diagnostic tests.It applies to furnace, aviation gasoline, diesel, aviation turbine, marine, industrial gas turbine, kerosene, gasoline, fuel systems, crude oil, and all liquid petroleum fuels.
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