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RUBiS introduces portable fuel testers

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Contributed Raymond Samuels, head of retail for RUBiS Energy Jamaica.

Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica has introduced a new high-tech method of fuel testing to the Jamaican gasolene retail market to further strengthen the integrity of its products. The international marketing company has invested in portable digital fuel testers, commonly used in refineries and fuel terminals as well as for offshore and transportation applications, to facilitate on-site testing across their service stations islandwide.

The portable testers perform analysis which would otherwise be conducted through time- consuming lab tests and display the 99.99 per cent accurate results within seconds via an LCD screen. The device can store over 1,000 tests results, allowing users to compare results of varying samples while readily allowing logging for an eventual database of results. The results are also transferable to computers or export to printers and other devices via the testers wireless communication, infrared data interface.

Raymond Samuels, retail manager, RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited, said fuel quality is a top priority for RUBiS as the company prides itself on selling the highest quality, safest fuels in all their markets. Samuels also outlined the importance of the newly acquired technology and how it will be a massive aid in further improving the efficiency of fuel testing and RUBiS' retail operations.


"RUBiS is fully committed to providing the highest quality products, and our latest investment in the portable digital fuel testers is in line with our mandate of providing safe, quality fuel products to the Jamaican consumers. The usual procedure for quality assurance testing would include transporting fuel samples to the RUBiS laboratory located at our plant.

However with this advanced equipment we are now able to conduct on-site tests at our service stations and have the results delivered within seconds. This is the most efficient method of testing internationally and RUBiS is proud to introduce it to the Jamaican gasolene retail market," Samuels outlined.

RUBiS Energy Jamaica's CEO, Alain Carreau, further explained that the devices are now part of the operations of RUBiS, following personnel training on their use. As a result, quality-control testing is expected to gradually become much more frequent, with results immediately attainable for retailers.

"RUBiS is invested in improving the Jamaican gasolene retail market and this is an important step in the right direction to ensure that vision is met. While standardised quality tests already exist in our operations, this new technology ensures that the quality is examined literally at the pump and, importantly, on an even more frequent basis. RUBiS has every confidence in the tests and all the procedures which we have in place and those newly introduced with the portable digital fuel testers, to ensure the quality of our fuel products," said Carreau.