Easy and fast response time

The easy to interpret, pregnancy-style test gives a negligible, low or high reading which corresponds to the limits laid down in the IATA Guidance Material on Microbial Contamination in Aviation Fuel tanks. This clearly indicates the aircraft’s fuel system status, and what action to take, if any.

Test tesults and image illustrations

If there is no control line visible on any of the LFDs, then the test is invalid and must be run again using a new test kit. Re-test even if there are lines opposite the
“T” (Test Line).

Failed lateral flow device

When the test result shows control lines and test lines on any of the LOW and HIGH LFDs, then the test is negative. This means that there is no contamination or, if there is contamination, it is at such a low level that it requires no immediate action. Note the different strengths of the “C” and “T” lines. This is normal.

Negative result

When the test result shows control lines on all LFDs, plus a test line on the HIGH LFD, but no line on the LOW LFD, then the test is positive at the lower of two settings. This means that there is contamination present and it is at level that requires the application of biocide.

Low positiv

When the test result shows control lines on all LFDs, but no Test Line on the HIGH or LOW LFDs, then the test is positive at the higher of the two settings. This means that there is contamination present and it is at a level that requires the application of biocide and tank cleaning.

High positiv


Easy Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting advice for FUELSTAT® resinae PLUS and FUELSTAT® resinae test kits.
Problem Cause /Remedy
No drops from bottle Particulate material in sample may be blocking the dropper nozzle. Shake bottle again, allow to settle and then gently squeeze the bottle until drops appear.
No blue dye flow Add an additional drop, one at a time, until flow is achieved.
No control line visible
Too much sample added or fuel flooded device and test flooded. Repeat with new test paddle. Flow components exposed to wet or damp. Repeat test using new test paddle.
Faint red test lines
Low level of contaminant present or uneven flow of sample. This may be due to insufficient sample added or sample not mixed vigorously enough. If test line is very faint, appears to be a shadow and is only visible at close range, then it should be considered to be positive.
Control and test lines are blue in colour Extractor fluid not mixed with fuel/water sample properly or fuel/water addedto sample well. Repeat test using a new test paddle.
Damaged devices or bottles Contact your Satair Group sales representative. Please quote the batch number for reference.
Lines appear before sample added Test device made wet. Repeat test with new test paddle.
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