Oil Analysis

Oil Analysis of the engine, transmission and hydraulic oils allows you to recognize probable problems before a major repair is necessary. Oil analysis also may help you decrease the frequency of oil changes and increase the resale value of the used equipment. So, what is oil analysis all about?

  • An oil analysis will tell you a lot about how the equipment is being used
  • What is the present condition of the equipment?
  • Typical oil analysis can show the presence of contaminants
  • It can also tell you if you have been using suitable lubricants.

Oil analysis can also show some important parameters like

  • Fuel dilution in lubrication oil
  • External Dust Entry
  • Antifreeze in the oil
  • Excessive bearing wear

Analyzing oil samples on a regular basis helps to establish a baseline of the normal wear and can highlight incidences of abnormal wear or cases of a contamination thus preventing a breakdown and allowing corrective action before catastrophic failure occurs. This is the major advantage of an oil analysis program being able to predict problems and plan repair work to maintain the Uptime of the equipment.

  • KV@100°C - ASTM D445
  • KV@40°C - ASTM D445
  • Viscosity Index - ASTM D2270
  • Appearance - Visual
  • Colour - ASTM D1500
  • Density - ASTM D4052
  • Flash Point - ASTM D92
  • Pour Point - ASTM D97
  • TAN - ASTM D664
  • TBN - ASTM D4739
  • Water Content - ASTMD 6304A
  • Pentane/Hexane Insoluble - ASTM D 893
  • FTIR - ASTM D2412
  • Fuel Dilution - ASTM D 3524/ASTM D 7593
  • PQ Index - ASTM D8184
  • Wear Metals, Contaminants - ASTM D5185
  • Additives - ASTM D4951