Background Image

Oil Analysis

What does it involve?

It is a service to meet the needs of individual users as well as distributors.
The analysis of physical and chemical properties of the lubricants while in-use is essential for preventive and predictive maintenance.
The results of the analysis are used to monitor the functional qualities of the oil and provide relevant detailed information on wear affecting the lubricated mechanical parts. Based on the test results, out team will assist you in defining and implementing your “dedicated sustainable lubrication plan” or lubrication policy that takes into account the selection of products best suited to your needs, the recommended maintenance intervals and product knowledge training.

Objectives

  • Maintenance optimization
  • Reduction of downtime and maintenance costs through the planning of maintenance operations
  • Reduction of lubricants consumption through optimization of oil change intervals
  • Monitoring (without dismantling or stopping) of the mechanical settings and of residual quality of the lubricant
  • Fault detection by oil control and associated elements it carries:Customized diagnosis by certified lubricants specialist
    • Premature wear and tear of mechanical parts
    • Pollution (water, mixture of products, solid pollutants, dusts etc…)
  • Reporting and analysis
  • Assessment log sheet

Advantages

The maintenance of the equipment as well as the efficiency of the lubricant use is taken care of. Increased efficiency and asset utilisation; less down-time
The lubricant consumption is optimized

The tests run on a sample are divided into several steps:

STEP 1 : Oil stain test

A drop of oil heated to 250°C (similar to operating conditions) is deposited on a special absorbent paper, and then placed in an oven. The shape, colour and spread of the stain on the paper provides information on:

  • Residual dispersivity of the lubricant
  • Fouling of the engine,
  • The oxidation state of the oil
  • And the possible presence of water particles or fuel oil

This test provides relevant information on the oil’s residual capacity to disperse deposits and allows an assessment of the concentration of carbon in the oil.

STEP 2 : Viscosity Measurement
STEP 3 : Emission spectrometry
STEP 4 : Infrared spectrometry
STEP 5 : Particles quantification
Copyrights © 2017 - All Rights Reserved.