• +91 93214 24026
  • contact@atlaslab.in
  • CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400 614. INDIA.

Grease Testing

Reducing maintenance costs and improving reliability

Grease Testing

Grease caters to the lubrication requirement for about 80 to 90 per cent of bearings. Thus grease lubricates a huge fraction of bearing components of various different industries and the largest challenge the machinery faces is bearing failure. Grease coats all the machinery surfaces reduces machinery wear, lubricates the components and reduces friction to ensure smooth movement of the machinery. Hence a change in the consistency of the grease due to ingressed contaminants, dirt, water, oxidation, base oil depletion, change in viscosity and stability often leads to the abnormal running of the machine which causes mechanical issues resulting in machinery failure.

Atlas Lab helps various industries like mining, automotive, marine and heavy industries with preventive and condition monitoring testing of their greases to improve the productivity of their machinery and prevent unnecessary downtime. Grease testing is performed by a team of experienced chemists with over 40 years of cumulative experience. We at Atlas Lab provide an extremely quick turnaround time for the testing and reporting of your grease samples. We cater to clients of various industries on a global scale at a cost-effective price.

Atlas Lab tests grease samples as per a wide variety of national and international standards like IS 7623, KS 1508 : 1998, ISO 12924 : 2010, ASTM D128, JIS K 2220, OEM, Defence, SAE, ELGI, NLGI.

What are the benefits of Grease Testing?

  • Reduction of maintenance cost
  • Reduction in unscheduled downtime
  • Reduction in power consumption of machinery
  • Reduction in installation errors
  • Improvement in the reliability of the machinery
Grease Testing

Routine grease testing is an important part of predictive and preventive maintenance programs which will ensure :

  • Bearing condition in the machinery
  • Critical wear in the machinery
  • Contamination and degradation level
  • Level of wear metals present in the grease
  • Oxidation stability
  • Suitability of the grease with respect to specific machinery
  • Condition of the system
  • Re-greasing frequency – intervals used for re-greasing
  • Greasing capacity – volume of grease required for optimum performance of the machine
  • Root cause analysis behind failure and abnormal wear

Standard tests conducted for Grease :

  • Wear Metal and
    Contamination Metals
    - ASTM D5185
  • Cone penetration
    - ASTM D217
  • Acidity
    - IS 1448 (Part-2)
  • Free Acid
    - ASTM D128
  • Alkalinity
  • Free Alkali
    - ASTM D128
  • Glycerin
    - ASTM D128
  • Dropping Point
    - ASTM D2265 & D566 / IP 396
  • Oxidation Stability
    - ASTM D942 / IP 142
  • Copper Corrosion
    - ASTM D4048/ IP112
  • Oil Separation
    - ASTM D4425 & D1742
    / IP 121
  • Evaporation Loss
    - IP 183
  • Water washout
    - IP 215
  • Water Content
    - ASTM D128
  • Analytical Ferrography
    - ASTM D7690
  • Sulphur
    - ASTM D4294 &
    ASTM D5453
  • Unsaponifiable Matter
    - ASTM D128
  • Soap Content
    - ASTM D128
  • Ash
    - ASTM D128
  • Viscosity
    - ASTM D445 / ISO 3104
  • Density
    - IS 1448 (Part-16) /
    ASTM D1298
  • Cone Penetration
    - ASTM D217 / IP 50

What is the process of collection of Grease for Testing?

  • You can directly send your Grease samples to us
  • Collect the samples
  • Courier the samples
  • On receiving the samples in our laboratory, we will commence testing.
  • Results will be provided in 12 to 24 hours
  • Technical advice will be provided on testing the samples and assessment of Test Report

We would be happy to assist you with your testing requirements. Get in touch!

Get in touch with us instantly!