May 27th, 2015

Last week, I received an email query from Kevin H:
Hi, do you know the RLU limit for diesel i see the IATA say

Here’s my response:
Kevin:

Thank you for your query about the existence of an RLU criterion for ATP-bioburdens in non-aviation distillate fuel.

When I suggested the HY-LiTE test low, medium and high levels, I basically translated from the culture test criteria I had developed from the decision matrix I had been using for BCA’s Biodeterioration Risk Assessments. (high risk:…

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May 10th, 2015

BCA’s updated site launched on 07 May. This is the first overhaul since Wendy Dalia (then working on her PhD in marine biology) created the original site in the late 1990’s. Although I’ve kept much of the site’s original content, it has been reorganized to make it easier to find useful information. Let me know what you think.

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May 4th, 2015

In January 2014, at TAE’s 19th Tribology Colloquium, I presented th preliminary results of field evaluations that were being performed on LuminUltra Technologies dQGO-M test method. The new ATP test method provides a simple and reliable means of differentiating between fungal and bacterial contamination in metalworking fluids (MWF).

Four international MWF compounders participated in the field evaluation. All of their data were subitted in time for my STLE 2014 Annual Meeting…

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May 4th, 2015

On March 11 through 14, 2014, Dr. Neil Canter, Mr. John Burke and I will once again be presenting STLE’s Metalworking Fluid Certificate Training Course. The course will be held in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit the STLE website…

In January, 2013, at TAE’s 9th Fuels Colloquim, I presented a paper describing modifications of ASTM Mehtod D7687 (ATP in Fuel) that permitted detection of dormant microbes possibly present in fuel samples, and differentiation between bacterial and fungal…

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May 4th, 2015

It’s been a busy couple of months since the November update. This month’s What’s New includes several course announcements, links to four webinars and announcements about two new ASTM Standards.

On February 19 thorugh 21, Dr. Neil Canter and I will be presenting STLE’s Metalworking Fluid Certificate Training Course in Philadelphia PA. For more information see the STLE flier…

Also coming up in March, I’ll be teaching two, one-day courses at Fuels & Lubes Asia 2013…

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