|The incredible new GATS Jar allows a pilot to pour the fuel used in the preflight check back into the fuel tank without fear of water contamination. The jar uses a special separator screen that, when coated with avgas, forms a barrier to water and debris, yet allows passage of avgas. The GATS Jar also detects jet fuel in the event of inadvertent fueling of your aircraft with jet fuel. By using the GATS Jar, pilots can help protect the environment by pouring sample fuel back into the tank instead of on the ground.|
Fuel jar allows for taking large samples which is good for removing debris from tanks. Easy to clean out if there is contamination, such as water or paint chips. Other testers are difficult to wipe out.
This hands down amazing! I was dealing with drips from my sample ports and I noticed some contamination in the old non-GATS sampler and figured I should try GATS to catch and remove the contamination. Sure enough, GATS caught a bunch of crap! I choose not to throw out samples and this tool makes it easy! Excellent product!
Thumbs down. Only 5 star reviews go on top so beware - 1 star review here - these are such poor quality Compared to the older ones. A year of use and the o-ring has failed, the thin walls have buckled and its so sad that they no longer have the “spout” indent in the rim. Fuel does go everywhere unlike the original. I’m not bothering with trying to replace the o-ring, I’m going to find something better.
I am really happy with the gats fuel tester. Its nice to take a large sample especially when you do have contamination. It also feels good not wasting fuel and making a mess by dumping avgas on the ground. Yes the older one sounds nicer with thicker plastic and a pour spout, but this one works fine. Dont let that scare you away, this is the best tester I have used when fuel quality is concerned.
Great but I got the large jar and would get the smaller one next time.
A great product - easy to use and you dont get fuel on your hands!
By far the best Fuel sampler I’ve ever owned or used.
Exactly what I needed. Great product.
These fuel-testers work really well and save you throwing the sample away. Good for the environment, good for your wallet too! Highly recommended!
Per the supplier: yes, it will.
It is the same size diameter, only taller.
Yes, the GATS jar fuel sampler comes with the actuator. We do offer them separately as well in case the original gets lost or damaged.
The GATS Jar Fuel Tester uses the difference in the rate of evaporation between AVGAS and Heavier than AVGAS fuels to test for Jet fuel as a contaminant. The process is quick, simple, and once mastered is quite reliable. Immediately after the samples have been collected and examined and while the screen is still covered in fuel, blow gently and indirectly on the screen with your mouth from at least a foot away and observe the evaporation of the AVGAS from between the strands of the mesh. The AVGAS will evaporate quickly and continuously until it is gone from all but a few screen cells. If there is Jet fuel or another heavier than AVGAS fuel present a delay will be observed in the overall evaporation of the fuel clinging to the screen with a significant number of screen cells still containing fuel after the initial surge of evaporation. After a short interlude the remaining cells will begin to clear of fuel as the gentle air flow of breath over the mesh continues. This is the contaminating fuel evaporating from a slightly elevated temperature. The two different rates of evaporation is somewhat subtle and care must be taken not to overwhelm the process by blowing too hard on the screen. Once mastered, one should be able to detect Jet fuel contamination to as little as 5%.
In case of O-ring failure, if you contact the manufacturer by phone, email, or fax they will issue a no-cost replacement to you.
Yes, the Gats jar will have the pin to get a fuel sample from the drain valve.
Per the manufacturer, yes, this will work.
Per the manufacturer: The name is an anagram that initially meant Gas Analysis Test Separator. However, it works with all purely petroleum fuels including jet fuel and diesel fuel, so I could have called it the FATS tester but I thought GATS was better.
As long as it does not have alcohol in it, it will work just fine. It will work with all petroleum fuels and their petroleum based additives from diesel fuel to kerosene jet fuels, to all purely petroleum gasoline fuels of all octanes that are not mixed with alcohol or any other organic, water soluble liquid.