Fuel Testing & Analysis

The reliability of your generators, vehicles and other equipment is only as good as the fuel you put in it. High quality fuel can mean the difference between service you can count on for both daily and emergency use, and expensive repairs, business continuity issues and other problems that affect your profitability.

Foster Fuels, Inc. has been a leading supplier of emergency fuel delivery and other services since 1921. We understand the value of quality fuel and offer a range of testing services that can ensure your gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, ethanol or kerosene meets your requirements for cleanliness and consistency.

Why Fuel Testing Is Important

When fuel leaves the refinery or pipeline, it is guaranteed to meet a certain standard for cleanliness that includes a maximum acceptable level of contaminants. However, in the process of transporting that fuel to you — a process that typically involves multiple trucks and stops in bulk storage tanks — cleanliness can easily be compromised. Every time a supply of fuel is transferred between containers, the possibility for contamination is increased.

Fuel that is stored in a single location for an extended period of time can also benefit from periodic testing. Fuel has a finite shelf life and factors such as mold, condensation, sediment and debris can compromise its cleanliness. To ensure long-term quality, additives and stabilizers can be used to treat your fuel supply. Once we have assessed your usage requirements and performed an initial quality test, we can recommend the best product for you.

How Foster Fuels, Inc. Can Help

Foster Fuels, Inc. offers both one-off testing and long-term monitoring, giving you a full picture of the health of your fuel supplies. We recommend that any facility storing bulk or emergency fuel onsite have it tested on a quarterly basis. This will help us identify any potential problems that can cause premature wear or outright equipment failure.

Residential and Commercial Testing for All Types of Fuel

Foster Fuels, Inc. can provide propane, gasoline and diesel fuel testing at any residence, commercial enterprise or agribusiness. Whether you rely on heating oil to keep your home warm throughout the winter or propane to power your backup generator during an emergency, we can ensure the fuel you have on hand will deliver reliable service every time you need it.

We also offer tank cleaning and maintenance to keep contaminants out and extend the life of your storage equipment.

The Fuel Experts Since 1921

Foster Fuels, Inc. is a family-owned business that has been serving clients in Virginia and beyond for more than 90 years. We are known primarily for providing high quality fuel and oil for a diverse range of customers — as a result, testing and analysis is an important part of our business. Call our office today for more information about what we can do for you!