Liqui-Cult™ test kits are used to detect microbial growth in process fluids, fuel systems and storage tanks.
Areas of application include:
- Diesel, Gasoline, Aviation and Marine fuels; all liquid hydrocarbons
- Plant process waters, metalworking fluids, die casting fluids, cleaners, cosmetics, liquid soaps and detergents, etc.
Liqui-Cult™ test kits are designed for field use or in a lab or office environment. They can help determine the type and degree of microbial infestation usually measured by the more expensive plate count system found in a laboratory. These kits are typically used to identify problems and if the tester needs to understand the contamination type, a follow-on lab test can be in initiated.
To use the kit, simply fill the 5cc syringe (included in each kit) with the sample fluid to be tested. Remove the small metal cap on top of the bottle. Inject the complete 5cc of sample through the rubber cap of the test bottle containing the liquid agar and shake it vigorously. (refer to the instructions) Then incubate for 30 hrs for bacterial growth or 72 hrs for fungal growth. Then compare it to the appropriate color photo chart to determine the degree of contamination.
These kits are used as a first line of defense to identify the problem. Once the contamination level has been identified, then a follow-on procedure should be initiated to address the contamination. This kit is a fraction of the cost compared to a laboratory evaluation.
MCE Combi I is a USA made dip slide. It is a lower cost version from MCE Inc., that can detect for both bacteria; as well as yeast, mold, and fungus. It is widely used in: metalworking fluids, die casting fluids, cooling tower water, process waters, paint/coatings and a variety of slurries.
MCE Combi II is a European made dip slide exclusive for MCE Inc. It can detect for bacteria; as well as yeast, mold, and fungus. It also is used in: metalworking fluids, die casting fluids, cooling tower water, process water, paint/coatings and a variety of slurries.
Our MCE Combi’s can be used in the field or in a lab/office environment. They offer a lower cost measurement of microbial contamination versus expensive plate counts. Once the tests have been conducted and the results noted, the user then can determine a path forward to address the contamination in that system. These tests are easy to implement and a user guide is available to compare and determine the level of contamination.
To use these dip slides:
- Simply saturate the dip slide with the fluid (shake off excess fluid)
- Incubate the slide for the recommended period on the instructions
- Compare the incubated slide to the color chart (provided)
Once growth has been confirmed, a coordinated biocide program should be implemented to control the level of bacteria, yeast, mold and fungus in that system.
A routine maintenance program using the MCE Microbial Dip Slides should be then established. The microbial dip slides are a first line of defense and most businesses set up a testing protocol based on their manufacturing or process systems. The use of the MCE dip slides will help each organization prevent costly shutdowns, delays in production and enable longer fluid life resulting in cost savings.
Easicult™ TTC slides are intended for monitoring of bacterial contamination in various industrial environments. Typical areas where TTC is used: metalworking fluids, cooling tower waters, process waters, paint/coatings, pulp/paper and many other applications. The TTC slides are covered on both sides with TTC agar which supports the growth of most bacteria. An easy to read comparison chart is provided. The dip slides can be used in a plant or office/lab environment. Results are seen in 24+ hours.
Easicult™ Combi–These dip slides are double sided with two mediums, TTC agar (yellowish) for bacteria and on the other side, Rose-Bengal Agar (pink) for fungi. These dip slides are used in metalworking fluids, fuel storage systems, process waters, cooling towers, die casting fluids, paint/coatings, paper manufacturing and many other applications. This dip slide allows for detection of bacteria and yeast/mold/fungal. An easy to use chart is provided to make a comparison. Once a determination has been made a follow-on program to control these identified issues should take place.
When “bugs” (bacteria, yeast and fungi) live in industrial fluids, fuels and coolants, they grow by “eating” the fluid components and cause a chemical breakdown or an acidic condition. These conditions lead to expensive and time-consuming breakdowns. These issues affect the bottom line and be costly to a plant or system.
EASICULT™ gives you an early warning of microbial growth in your process fluids, allowing you to identify and eliminate this growth with industrial strength biocides or other antimicrobial agents. If you are currently using such agents, EASICULT provides an easy way to monitor the effectiveness of these “bug killers”, alerting you to the need for further application and analysis.
COOL TOOL II is a universal cutting and tapping fluid that performs extremely well on ALL metals including Aluminum, Stainless Steel, exotic alloys and some plastics.
COOL TOOL II does NOT contain 1,1,1- trichloroethane. COOL TOOL II contains NO ozone depleting chemicals (ODCs).
Apply COOL TOOL II cutting and tapping fluid directly to the cutting tool using a brush, oil can or other convenient applicator.
May be used for drilling, tapping, reaming, milling, turning, boring, broaching, hobbing and blanking of all metals.