The condition of the lubricants and operative components can be monitored, keeping certain parameters under observation:

  • Physical and Chemical properties
  • Chemical degradation
  • Wear of the mechanical components
  • Contamination

Thanks to the monitoring of these parameters, we can make the right decisions, maintaining adequate working condition of lubrication and hydraulic systems, avoiding failures associated to low oil quality and having significant savings on maintenance costs.

The capabilities of our laboratory are:

  • Particles counting/ ISO Cleanliness Code (ISO 4406).
  • Kinematic Viscosity (ASTM D445)
  • Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270)
  • Karl Fischer Titration for water contamination (ASTM D4928)
  • Total acid number (TAN) (ASTM D974)

In collaboration with other laboratories, we can offer also:

  • Foaming Tests (ASTM D 892)
  • Density (ASTM D 1298)
  • Gasoline Diluent in Used Gasoline Engine Oils by Distillation (ASTM D 322)
  • Flash and Fire Points (ASTM D92)
  • Insoluble contamination by gravimetric analysis (ASTM D 4898)
  • Four-ball method (ASTM D 2266, ASTM D 2596)
  • Infrared spectrometry FTIR (ASTM D 5185/ 4951)
  • Copper Corrosion (ASTM D 130)
  • Analytical Ferrography (T2FM 500)
  • Gas chromatography GC-MS (ASTM D4128)
  • Atomic emission spectrometry – Rotrode (ASTM D 6595)
  • Interfacial tension
  • Water Separability of Petroleum Oils and Synthetic Fluids (ASTM D1401)
  • Pour Point of Petroleum Products (ASTM D97)
  • Aniline Point (ASTM D611)