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Bug Check® Bacteria and Mold Test Kits

Bug Check Bacteria and Mold tests

Bug Check test kits for counting bacteria & fungi in all types of industrial fluids.

>Simple    >Quick    >Easy-to-Use    >Self-Contained

Bug Check® Test Kits provide a simple, scientific way to monitor your level of contamination at your site, saving you money and time, so you can take action before it's too late.

All water-based fluids are susceptible to bugs! (bugs being bacteria, fungi/mold.)

Facts about bacteria:

Bugs can be fast
Bacteria can grow/bloom at phenomenal speed, i.e. cells can divide every 20 minutes. At that rate, one “bug” would grow into 16 million cells in just 8 hours.

Temperature affects bacteria and odor:
With every 10-degree F rise in temperature, bacteria growth rates double, increasing the number of odor molecules released. As bacteria multiply, so do the waste gases they manufacture.

What bugs eat:
Bacteria eat complex organic molecules that are the raw materials and additives that make up 90% or more of the cost of your material. High levels of contamination lead not only to foul odors but to microbial spoilage of your products and health concerns for your workers.

Stop using your nose to test for bugs! Find out for yourself on site what really is going on by using Bug Check bacteria test kits and avoid the long wait and expense of an outside lab.

 

Tale of Two Brothers 

Once upon a time, not long ago, there lived two brothers. 
One brother tested for bacteria, alas the other did not.
As time passed, bacteria grew, as they will do, and the brother who did not test had a bloom - a bloom of bacteria growth. A dark cloud then fell upon him: foul odor, product spoilage, decay and health concerns befell him and his. Worry and stress became his daily companions. The brother who tested had no worry.
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Which brother are you?

 

We Offer Four Test Kits

(each bacteria test kit contains all needed supplies - no laboratory equipment or lab experience required)

1. Bug Check BF 

 Bug Check BF, Bacteria Test, Fungus Test, Mold Test

The simple easy-to-use bacteria test kit for counting total bacteria and mold (fungi) in all water-based fluids. For over 90% of users this is the right test.

Used in CNC coolants, cutting fluids, lubricants, metalworking fluids, paints and coatings, latex-based coatings and similar emulsions, adhesives, e-coat paint systems, cooling tower water and industrial wash water, water-contaminated turbine oils, foundry core washes and many others.

Find out if your bugs are blooming before it’s too late.

All water-based fluids are susceptible to microbial contamination-bugs! (bacteria, fungi and mold). Stop using your nose to test for bugs!  Bug Check BF provides a simple, scientific way to monitor your level of contamination.

Bugs are fast!  Bacteria can grow/bloom at phenomenal speed, i.e. cells can divide every 20 minutes.  At that rate, one “bug” would grow into 16 million cells in just 8 hours.

Bugs eat the complex organic molecules that are the raw materials and additives that make up 90% of the cost of your material.  High levels of contamination lead not only to foul odors but to microbial spoilage of your products and health concerns for your workers.

It's better to be safe, than sorry. Find out for yourself on site what really is going on by using Bug Check BF.

Tips for testing low-water hydrocarbon based fluids using Bug Check BF:

Bug Check BF can be used for bacteria/mold testing in turbine oil, diesel and gasoline and other hydrocarbon based fluids.

Many of our customers utilize Bug Check BF to test hydrocarbons for bacteria because this test is easier to use than the traditional Bug Check FC or AB. The KEY to using the Bug Check BF test is your access to the water interface in the hydrocarbon-based fluid.  If you have access to where the water and hydrocarbon fluids touch each other then give Bug Check BF a try.  The “bugs” live in this water-oil interface.

Bacteria, the “bugs”, require water to live; even a minuscule amount of water is enough.  The bugs live in the water and “eat” the carbon in the hydrocarbon fluid.  If you have “absolutely 100%” hydrocarbons, no water at all, then you will not have bacteria, because they cannot live without water, but even a very small amount of water will support bacteria growth. 

Bug Check BF makes for easier testing in your fuels, turbine oils and other hydrocarbon concentrates if you can reach the hydrocarbon -water interface at the bottom of the tank.

Bug Check BF Brochure Links:

Bug Check BF Directions     Bug Check BF Conversion Chart      SDS

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2. Bug Check SRB 

Bug Check SRB, Bacteria test for anaerobic bacteria

Bacteria test kit used to count sulfate-reducing bacteria (anaerobic bacteria) typically found in stagnant fluids with low levels of oxygen. Also used in water-contaminated petroleum products and fracking fluids. Typical symptom: rotten-egg odor.

 Anaerobic or sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) organisms grow best in the absence of free oxygen and are responsible for corrosion of metals and pitting of concrete as well as objectionable hydrogen sulfide odors (rotten egg smell).

No Laboratory Equipment Needed. Bug Check SRB is a self-contained test. All needed materials and directions included. Readily handles dirty or high-solid samples. Perfect for field use. You do not have to be a microbiologist to use Bug Check SRB.

Used in the following processes and industries:

  • cooling towers and boiler water
  • paper processing industries
  • water-based coatings and adhesives
  • metalworking and hydraulic fluids
  • secondary oil-recovery effluents
  • petroleum and petroleum-based products
  • deep water wells
  • quality control procedures
  • technical service and sales support
  • Bug Check is a bacteria test of non-hazardous, microbiological culture media. No hazard class label or placards required.  

    Bug Check SRB  Brochure Links:

    Bug Check SRB Directions      Bug Check SRB Conversion Chart       SDS

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    Bug Check FC and Bug Check AB:

    3. Bug Check FC       bacteria/mold test

    4. Bug Check AB       bacteria test

    Bug Check FC      Bug Check AB

    Bacteria Tests for hydrocarbon-based fluids, such as diesel, gasoline, hydraulic fluids and similar low-water-content or water-contaminated fluids.

    Bug Check offers two choices Bug Check FC or Bug Check AB. Bug Check FC checks for both bacteria and fungi/mold. Bug Check AB checks for bacteria only. 

    Even hydrocarbon based-fluids are susceptible to microbial contamination. It only takes a trace amount of water for bugs to grow. Even condensation on tanks walls is enough. Bugs (bacteria, fungi, algae, yeast and mold) grow in diesel fuel, gasoline, solvents and other similar low-water-content fluids. The use of Bug Check® FC and AB are a simple, easy, yet scientific way to determine contamination levels.

    Find out if your bugs are blooming before it’s too late. Bugs can be fast! Bacteria can grow/bloom at phenomenal speed, i.e. cells can divide every 20 minutes. At that rate, one "bug" would grow into 16 million cells in just 8 hours. Bugs eat the complex organic molecules that make up hydrocarbon-based fluids. High levels of contamination lead to microbial spoilage.

    Microbial contamination in hydrocarbon-based fluids, such as fuels and hydraulic fluids, is difficult to detect without an appropriate microbial test kit, yet causes significant and expensive operational problems. Direct bio degradation of fluid coupled with indirect effects, including microbial influenced corrosion, filter plugging, and sludge formation, presents serious difficulties.

    Bug Check FC and AB are microbial test kits that are specifically designed for determining bacterial and fungal contamination levels in distillate fuels and similar low-water-content fluids. Bug Check FC and AB are accurate and consistent bacteria test kits that make counting both total bacteria and fungi simple and easy. 

    Capture the convenience, security and power of getting answers in hours versus the many days required when sending samples out. Find out for yourself on your site, what really is going on in your fuel by using Bug Check FC and or AB.

    You do not have to be a microbiologist to use Bug Check FC or Bug Check AB.

    Bug Check is a non-hazardous microbiological culture media. No hazard class label is required. 40 tests per box.

    Bug Check FC Brochure Links:

    Bug Check FC Directions      Bug Check FC Conversion Chart        SDS

     

    Bug Check AB Brochure Links:

    Bug Check AB Directions      Bug Check AB Conversion Chart        SDS