The Hum-Bug Detector® Kit is a low-cost, easy-to-use early warning system that will effectively identify hydrocarbon utilizing micro-organism contamination in all hydrocarbon fuels and oils. These organisms cause fungal growth in fuels and the serious hazards associated with that growth. The Hum-Bug Detector® Kit will detect microbial contamination in its earliest stages if used with a concerted fuel quality control program.
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BIOBOR HUM-BUG DETECTOR KIT
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As long as the product is stored at room temperature, there is no shelf life
Per the supplier: You can still use the HUM-Bug Kit. The red dye in your fuel will tint the top layer of the kit. If you have microbial growth in your fuel you will get a color change in the bottom layer of the kit.
We have added the instructions to the "Documents" tab of the web page. The HUM-Bug Kit is not something that needs IATA approval since you are not adding it to your fuel. You are taking fuel out of your tank and adding it to the test kit.
Per Vendor: When sampling a tank bottom, you want to take your sample as close to the fuel/water interface as possible. A sample of 50% water and 50% fuel would be ideal, just aim the syringe at the interface and take your sample there.
The Hum Bug Detector kits are single-use test kits, providing results for 1 fuel sample injected into the test vial. brbr The customer will need (1) Hum Bug kit for each sample desired to be tested. Test kits are not reusable.