What users are saying about Bug Check™ bacteria test kits.
Lab Manager at major regional power generation company charged with turbine oil quality control.
“Easy to use on any shop floor. Doesn't require a trained lab technician.”
One of the world’s largest biocide producers.
“We like your quick service better.”
Laboratory manager, midsize Midwest metalworking fluid producer.
“Really helps me show my customer what is actually going on with the coolant.”
Regional distributor of metalworking fluids for one of the world’s top two petroleum companies.
"We found excellent correlation vs. agar plates."
One of the world's largest paint manufacturers.
"Used Bug Check™ BF for the first time last week with great success. Checked the results with our local outside microbiological lab and the results duplicated very nicely. This means I can do the test much faster in-house, and obviously a lot cheaper.”
Analytical Laboratory of world-class coating/paint manufacturer.
“Did side-by-side test vs. the sample we send to our outside lab and I am more than satisfied.”
One of top three largest adhesive producers.
"Our technical service people need the knowledge that this test provides. Now we need brochures for our sales people."
Manager, Market Development, major adhesives manufacturer.
"It's working great for both bacteria and fungi."
Major vehicle OEM parts manufacturer for regular testing of their metalworking fluids.
"Bug Check™ does the job. I even got some of our customers using it."
Quality Control Manager, Southeastern adhesive manufacturer.
"Really helping and I am still playing with it, will order more."
Manufacturer of foam tape and laminates.
"It's a great tool.”
East Coast paint & coatings manufacturer.
Stop the Stink with Sump Soda™
This coolant deodorizer is compatible with all major metalworking fluids: Castrol, DA Stuart, Fuchs, ChemTool, Quaker, Houghton, Master, AW Chesterton, DoAll, ITW Fluids, Milacron, Hangsterfer's & others.
Sump Soda™ is a bacteria killer.
How Do I Determine When My Coolant is No Longer Safe?
The following signs indicate that a coolant is no longer safe to use and might be hazardous to workers health:
- Foul smell. Uncontrolled microbial growth causes metal working fluid to stink. It is important to address the cause of rancid smells, as the fine spray that is created during machining contains live microbes which can cause harmful health effects (dermatitis) in the employees who are exposed to this coolant mist. Foul smelling fluid is likely caused by microbial growth and needs to be analyzed and treated with biocide. Coolant that cannot be saved should be discarded appropriately. Before adding fresh coolant, the sump needs to be thoroughly cleaned.
- Abnormal fluid appearance. Check the color and appearance of the fluid regularly. Usually, synthetic fluids are clear, often the semi-synthetics appear transparent to milky, and soluble oil typically has a milky appearance with no oil layer. Bacteria often cause coolants to turn grey or black. Tramp oil may cause yellowing and browning of coolants. Colorless coolant is a sign of depleted coolant.
- Employees suffer from respiratory irritation. Exposure to coolant mist that is contaminated by bacteria and fungal spores can lead to irritation and tightness in the chest.