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Metal Cutting Fluid Dipslides (Box of 10)

Metal Cutting Fluid Dipslides (Box of 10)

Each dipslide box includes 10 dipslide tests. 

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QuantityPriceYou Save
Order 51 boxes (510 dipslides) or overPrice per box is £11.33 Up to £32.14
Order 101 boxes (1010 dipslides) or overPrice per box is £10.89 Up to £107.75
Order 251 boxes (2510 dipslides) or overPrice per box is £10.26 Up to £427.48
Order 501 boxes (5010 dipslides) or overPrice per box is £9.70 Up to £1,131.88
Order 1000 boxes (10000 dipslides) or overPrice per box is £7.94 Up to £4,024.54

Data sheet

Front Agar TypeNutrient
Front Agar ColourStraw
Front Agar GrowthTotal Count (TTC / Red Spot)
Rear Agar TypeMalt Extract
Rear Agar ColourBrown
Rear Agar GrowthYeasts & Moulds
Shelf Life6 to 8 months

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Metal Cutting Fluid Dipslides

Metal cutting / lathe cutting fluid microbiological testing is very important.

To avoid contact with contaminated fluids, you may adopt some of the following precautions:

  • wear protective clothing,
  • use effective ventilation
  • proper use of biocides
  • replace fluids regularly

In addition to the above, frequent bacteria testing of metalworking fluids is essential for a healthy working environment. Bacterial contamination of the fluid makes it degrade after a certain amount of use and high bacteria levels will make it unsafe for use. Skin and respiratory irritation / infection are a risk here and contaminated fluids can cause breathing problems such as asthma as well as dermatitis. Eye, nose and throat irritation can also occur.

In addition to affecting human health, high bacteria levels in metalworking fluids can make it more corrosive to metals and machinery and can cause damage to both.
Weekly dipslide tests are advised by the Health and Safety Executive. For further reading on this, you can visit their site:

Our BTM2 dipslides are ideal for this purpose. These slides test for aerobic bacteria, fungi, yeasts and moulds. This metal cutting fluid dipslide tests for yeasts / moulds on one side and total count bacteria on the other.

Metal Cutting Dipslide Tests

Dip Slide Tests

Product Key

NutrientStrawTotal Count (Red Spot)
Malt BrownYeasts & Moulds

Each box contains 10 dipslides. The price shown is for 1 box. 

How to use BTM2 dipslides to test metalworking fluids

  1. Dip the slide into the fluid or a sample of the fluid for approx 10 seconds
  2. Remove the slide and allow the fluid to drain off
  3. Return the slide to its container
  4. Place the slide in an incubator for 24 -48 hours
  5. Compare your results with the chart provided

How to use our Metal Cutting Dipslides

Why not team these slides with one of our Gnat incubators so that you are fully set up to view and interpret your results?


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Metal Cutting Fluid Dipslides (Box of 10)

Metal Cutting Fluid Dipslides (Box of 10)

Metal Cutting Fluid Dipslides (Box of 10)

Each dipslide box includes 10 dipslide tests. 

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  • Asked by Erin
    on 08/13/2016
    What is the shelf life of the metal cutting fluid dipslides? Answer:
    Hello Erin, All dip slides have a minimum of 6 months shelf life (maximum of 8 months). If you have any further questions, please let us know.
  • Asked by Adam
    on 11/23/2016
    Do you have these currently available? If so can you advise on the lead time? Answer:
    Yes, these are in stock and available for dispatch. Delivery varies depending on location but dispatch time is usually same day (if ordered during business hours).
  • Asked by William Campbell
    on 12/12/2016
    does it need to be paced into an incubator or can it simply set out in ambient temperatures? Answer:
    Hi, we recommend the use of an incubator as this gives a constant temperature of 30 degrees c and will give more accurate results.


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