Shell Water Detector (SWD), a device to determine the presence of free water in fuel in concentrations lower than those detectable by visual examination has been a leading test system since the1950s. This simple yet effective tool is used over 10 million times a year around the world. Giving peace of mind to aviation operators for over 55 years, SWD is now available in easier-to-use packaging, designed to enhance product quality assurance.

“We are pleased to be introducing the updated Shell Water Detector. The redesign of this long established and trusted tool makes it easier and more ergonomic to use. We take a holistic approach when it comes to safety and quality assurance.

Through strong collaborations with industry associations and customers alike, we aim to maintain high standards not only for Shell Aviation but also make a valuable contribution to our industry as a whole. Shell Water Detector has been one such innovative device which has supported jet fuel safety across the world for over five decades” comments Victoria Guy, GM HSSE, Operations, Technology and Supply, Shell Aviation.

SWD now uses new patented, medical-grade quality, desiccant-coated tubes, which help to protect the capsules during the rigors of use. It also improves the protection of the capsules against ambient moisture, especially in humid locations. The new tubes have flip caps, which are easy to use, open and seal with one hand while wearing protective gloves.

The flip caps also help protect the remaining capsules from moisture as they seal the tubes more effectively. The newly designed SWD box reduces packaging waste while containing the same number of capsules (80) with eight tubes and ten capsules per tube versus the previous ten tubes with eight capsules.

SWD is manufactured under licence by Brawn Manufacturing in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. All capsule batches are tested during production to ensure that SWD performs to the correct standard. Further tests are conducted by an independent laboratory on each batch as an additional quality assurance measure. Batch traceability is another element of the SWD quality control mechanism. SWD is distributed by A. Searle & Co Ltd globally.

Notes to Editors:

About Shell Aviation

  • Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants with a heritage of over 100 years. We supply fuel at around 800 airports in approximately 40 countries. On average, we refuel an aircraft every 12 seconds.
  • Our customers are airports and airlines plus private customers such as corporate jet operators and flying clubs. We produce fuels and lubricants (in a range of grades); market, sell and distribute them; and offer further services that help our customers operate as efficiently as possible.

For further information about Shell Aviation’s fuels and Shell Water Detector

For further information about A. Searle & Co Ltd

Enquiries

Idil Peker

Global External Communications Adviser, Shell Aviation and Commercial Fuels

Email: idil.peker@shell.com

Tel: +44 7934 1696

Shelly Linkerhof

Global Brand & Communications Manager, Shell Aviation

Email: shelly.linkerhof@shell.com

Tel: +31 652 097135

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