Your machine components can be prevented from acid corrosion by monitoring the acid and base numbers within lubricants. Acid Number measures the increase in acid content and Base Number measures the remaining alkalinity in the oil sample. The analysis results help to prevent both the premature replacement of the lubricant and overextending oil drain intervals, which in turn helps reduce lubricant and repair costs.
Fuel analysis measures the presence of contaminants in the fuel. Clean fuel will improve engine performance and prevent damage to fuel injectors. The analysis of diesel fuel will help you to take precautionary measures to ensure clean and good quality fuel is used in your equipment.
The kit is suitable for conducting live oil sampling on equipment by means of a sample valve. The standard analyses include physical and chemical tests which gives insight into the composition of wear metals, additives and contaminants that are present in the oil sample. The test data will allow you to plan for required maintenance on your equipment.
Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test (RPVOT) is intended to evaluate the oxidation stability of new and in-service turbine oils having the same composition. The data is used to assess the remaining oxidation life of the in-service oil. In large fluid systems, such as in turbines, the test is of paramount importance to ensure that the oil has been completely spent before it is replaced thus cutting costs.
The RULER (Remaining Useful Life Evaluation Routine) test measures the antioxidant levels in oils and is primarily directed to hydraulic fluids. As the name suggests, the test measures the remaining oxidation life of the lubricant. The test data assists customers in making decisions on when to replace the lubricant before the antioxidants in the oil has been exhausted. Extended oil use causes varnish formation and increased oil viscosity and can lead to costly repairs.
Filtergram analysis uses the optical microscope to capture images of particles and determine the shape, size and identity, and determine types of metallic wear that has occurred. The test method analyses the larger particles that maintenance staff may find in oil and air filters, magnetic plugs and the lubricant itself. Such data will assist customers to employ corrective actions before severe or permanent damage is caused to machinery.
Suitable for all types of oils used in engines, gear boxes, hydraulic and transmission systems. The standard analyses include physical and chemical tests which gives insight into the composition of wear metals, additives and contaminants that are present in the oil sample. The test data will allow you to plan for required maintenance on your equipment.
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Analysis of coolant help determine the glycol and inhibitor levels. Reduction of glycol content in coolant exposes the cooling system to overheating or rupturing in extremely cold climates, and inhibitor depletion promotes corrosion. Prevent damage to your cooling system by analysing the coolant on a regular basis and knowing its condition.
•Always take the machine up to operating temperature before taking samples
•Do no remove cap from sample bottles until the sample is due to be taken
•Clean dirt from around plugs and covers
•Always leave a small air space in the bottle (do not overfill the bottle)
•Take care not to have the sample tube touch the bottom of the relevant compartment
•Incorrect, misleading or missing sample information will effect the accuracy of the sample
•Mail immediately for quick results
•Never re-use either the sample bottle or the tubing to avoid misleading result