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Lube Oil Testing

Maintenance of the Oil is the key to Maintenance of the Machinery

Lube Oil Testing

Oil is the lifeblood of the equipment and testing of the oil helps in monitoring the health and performance of the equipment. By regularly testing the oil samples the benefit is three-fold, it can enhance equipment life, optimise oil drain intervals, helps understand and monitor the ever-changing environment inside the equipment. This knowledge helps in the accurate and precise scheduling of maintenance of the equipment and machinery avoiding unscheduled downtime and maintenance and eliminates the risk of catastrophic failure. In short “Maintenance of the Oil is the key to Maintenance of the Machinery”.

Lube oil analysis service increases the reliability and accessibility of machinery and maintenance costs. An effective Lube oil analysis service provided by Atlas Lab increases equipment reliability while maintaining a safe and cost-effective plant operation.

Atlas Lab tests all types of lubricants including Engine, Gear and Transmission oils, Hydraulic oils, Turbine oil, Compressor oils, Heat transfer oils and Quench oils. Production oils - neat cutting oils and soluble oils, Process oils, Aviation oils, Marine oils, Transformer Oils, Automotive and industrial Greases. At Atlas Lab Lube Oils are tested as per International Standards like ASTM, IS, JASCO etc

What are the benefits of Lube Oil Testing?

  • Stop costly abrasion and wear
  • Spot coolant leaks
  • Detect and measure fuel dilution
  • Verify warranty problems
  • Spot operator abuse
  • Spot oil degradation
  • Monitor air filtration systems
  • Determine your best oil change intervals
  • Extend equipment life
  • Increase equipment trade-in value
  • Stop progressive damage and breakdowns

The Four Main Components of Oil Condition Monitoring are :

  • Analysis for wear metals to provide an indication of the mechanical condition of the unit and allow early detection of faults
  • Physical testing to detect the presence of contaminations which can indicate problems (eg. Fuel or water in engine oil and/or cross contamination of lubricants) Test cleanliness of oils to oils ISO 4406 and NAS 1638
  • Assessment of the condition of the oil to estimate its remaining service life and allow cost effective top up rather than an unnessary oil change
  • Analysis of the oil to ensure that the correct type and grade have been used and that the appropriate additives are present

Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) for Lube Oil :

Huge machinery, heavy equipment, factories, plants, industries, mills, generators, pressure vessels, turbines, reactors, pumps run under very exacting, demanding conditions, exposed to constant high pressures, temperatures and other harmful factors, including water contamination, corrosion, glycol ingress, soot formation, raw fuel, and air ingested particles.

Atlas Lab helps the clients with its Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) oil and lubrication program which allows maintenance to be scheduled efficiently, minimising the risk of damage to expensive plants and avoiding unscheduled downtime and maintenance, helping productivity and avoid costly repair or shutdowns.

Hence Atlas Lab provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art Oil Analysis & Lubricant Testing Services. The objective is two-fold, to spot any potential problems before they cause catastrophic failure; and to retain the oil as long as it is serviceable.

By using Atlas Lab to routinely check the physical and chemical characteristics and test the condition of your lubricating oils, you receive valuable a comprehensive report on the condition of the lubricating oil and the operating health of their machinery. We develop individual testing programs to meet your needs and ensure sample collection, shipping, testing and reporting is quick, efficient and cost-effective.

Standard Tests conducted for Lube Oil as per ASTM:

  • Appearance
  • Acid Number
  • API Gravity
  • Ash
  • Colour
  • Copper Strip Corrision
  • Cloud Point
  • Density
  • Flash Point - Abel
  • Flash Point - COC
  • Flash Point - PMCC
  • Foaming Characteristics
  • Precipitation Number
  • Nitration
  • Insolubles - Benzene Insolubles
  • NAS Value - 1638
  • Particle Count
  • Pour Point
  • Ramsbottom Carbon Residue
  • Relative Density
  • Soot
  • Specific Gravity
  • Sulphation
  • Sulphur
  • Refractive Index
  • Total Acid Number (TAN)
  • Total Base Number (TBN)
  • Viscosity @ 40° C
  • Viscosity @ 100° C
  • Wear Metals
  • Water Content- By Karl Fisher
  • Water & Sediments
  • Aniline Point° C

What is the process of collection of Lube Oil for Testing?

  • You can directly send your Lube Oil to us or ask for our Lube Oil Sampling Kits
  • 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!