The water paste is a green paste that turns pinkish/red when it comes into contact with water. The water paste is used to detect free water in almost all petroleum products as well as some petrochemicals. It has a toothpaste like consistency and is packaged in a 3.75 oz./106 g. Net Wt. jar.
Spread a smooth, even coat of the product on the bob or gauging device where you anticipate free water to be present. Lower the gauging device through the petroleum product to the bottom of the tank and leave it for approximately ten seconds. If there is water present, the green paste will turn pinkish/red contrasting to the green color above the water level. When reading the results, please note a straight demarcation on the gauging device.
Please note that McCabe Water Level Indicator Paste is not intended for use in ethanol-blended gasoline or other products that are blended with ethanol/or alcohol, as they interfere with the normal reaction of the paste.
Keep the caps tight to avoid moisture contamination. Store between 50 - 85 °F / 10 - 29 °C
The gasoline paste is a light sky blue paste that turns a darker blue when immersed in gasoline, diesel, kerosene, naphtha, #2 heating oil, light crude oil, jet fuel and others. It has a toothpaste like consistency and is packaged in a 3oz./85g. Net Wt. jar.
Spread a smooth, even coat of the product on the bob or gauging device where you expect the air/product interface to be located. Once entering the product, leave immersed for approximately ten seconds and the paste will turn a darker blue. When reading the results, note a straight, sharp demarcation on the gauging device, light blue above/dark blue below.
Store between 50 – 85 °F / 10 – 29 °C
The J.H. McCabe Company began in the 1930’s through the ingenuity of our grandfather, Joseph S. H. McCabe Sr. Joseph developed both the McCabe Water Level Indicator Paste and McCabe Gasoline Level Indicator Paste as tools to enhance and facilitate the accuracy of tank gauging and inventory verification for the petrochemical industry.
Joseph was an orphan with only a fifth grade formal education from St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys in Baltimore, Maryland. A self-taught man in many aspects of the petrochemical industry, he helped guide petroleum supplies in Washington D.C. during World War II as a “Dollar-A- Year Man”. He was a charismatic entrepreneur who was honored by many including the American Society of Chemical Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute.
From inception, all family members have played significant roles in the continuation of the development and growth of our family business. Renamed McCabe & Sons, Inc. in 1992, the company has evolved through experience with or direct business involvement in service stations, petroleum terminals and refineries, the barge and shipping industry, inventory control, calibration and laboratory analysis.