Zematra Water In Oil Test Kit
This test kit enables you to determine the percentage of water in your lube oil and fuel oil. The test is performed by means of the ”Calcium Hydride Pressure Testvessel Method”. The value obtained can be used e.g. as a check on the lube oil separator, any water leakages and operation contamination. With the basic kit approx. 50 tests can be performed.
You can also use this test kit to SAVE money by checking the received bunker on their water content. As mentioned in the specs, bunkers are allowed to have 0,5 % of water, all % above this level can be claimed by the supplier.
Suppose you have bunkered 750 m/t of fuel and measured 1,7 % of water, in this case you received 9 m/t of water too much. (1.7%-0.5%x 750). And also you paid USD 2.250,00 for this water assuming a bunker price of USD 250,00 per m/t. In case of a dispute, please be aware that the water percentage always has to be checked by an official laboratory.
Read more about our combined Water in Oil/TBN test kit here!
Nature of Water
The Zematra Nature of Water test is the next step after determining the volume percentage of water in the oil sample.
Should any excess water be present in the oil sample, you can use this test to determine the saltiness of the water and thereby the nature of the water contamination.