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With our comprehensive Used-lubricant Analysis Program, our maintenance professionals can either select from our list of predetermined monitoring packages or can design an analysis package that better suits your needs. These analytical options are meant to ensure that your equipment remains operational and efficient.

Our experts are knowledgeable in all aspects of lubricated equipment. This kind of quality ensures that your used lubricant analysis is the best possible analysis available so your maintenance program is a success.

Available Packages

Diesel Engine Analysis Package: A lubricant testing program that should be part of a regularly scheduled condition based monitoring program for diesel engines should include the following:

  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Spectrographic Analysis, including wear metals, additives and contaminants
  • Water and Glycol Contamination
  • Base Number
  • Oxidation/Carboxylate/Sulphation/Soot Percentage by FTIR
  • Recommended Lubricant Testing Package 30-401

Natural Gas Engine Package: The lubricant testing that should be applied as part of a regularly scheduled condition based monitoring program for natural gas engines should include the following oil analyses:

  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Spectrographic Analysis including wear metals, additives and contaminants
  • Water and Glycol Contamination
  • Acid Number (for dual fuels, add base number)
  • Nitration/Oxidation/Soot Percentage by FTIR analysis
  • Recommended Lubricant Testing Package 30-402

Re-circulating System Analysis Packages

These packages should be applied to all lubrication systems where combustion does not occur.

Compressor: A lubricant testing program that should be part of a regularly scheduled condition based monitoring program should include the following oil analysis:

  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Spectrographic Analysis (wear metals, additives and contaminants)
  • ISO Particle Count
  • Acid Number
  • Physical Properties
  • Water content by Karl Fisher (Add when water contamination is a serious concern)
  • Recommended Lubricant Testing package 30-403

Pumps: In addition to using vibration analysis and ultrasonic sound measurement to monitor pump operation, a lubricant testing program that should be part of a regularly scheduled condition based program should include the following oil analysis:

  •  Kinematic viscosity
  •  Spectrographic analysis (wear metals, additives and contaminants)
  •  ISO particle count
  •  Acid number
  •  Physical properties
  • Recommended Lubricant Testing Package 30-403

Electric Motors:  On electric motors using a recirculating oil lubrication system, or a self-contained bearing reservoir housing using oil rings, the recommended lubricant testing program should include the following oil analysis:

  •  Kinematic Viscosity
  •  Spectrographic Analysis (including wear metals, additives and contaminants)
  •  ISO Particle Count
  •  Acid Number
  •  Physical Properties
  •  Recommended Lubricant Testing Package 30-403

Hydraulic Systems: A lubricant testing program that should be part of a regularly scheduled condition based monitoring program should include the following oil analysis:

  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Spectrographic Analysis (including wear metals, additives and contaminants)
  • ISO Particle Count
  • Acid Number
  • Physical Properties
  • Water by Karl Fischer (Add when water contamination is a serious concern)
  • Oxidation by FTIR
  • Recommended Lubricant Testing Package 30 - 403

Gear Box, Differentials, Transmissions and Final Drives:  A lubricant testing program that should be part of a regularly scheduled condition based monitoring program should include the following oil analysis:

  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Spectrographic Analysis (including wear metals, additives and contaminants)
  • ISO Particle Count
  • Acid Number
  • Physical Properties
  • Oxidation by FTIR
  • Recommended Lubricant Testing package 30-403

Turbine Oil Analysis Package:  Recommended lubricant testing includes two important analyses.

The 250 hour Varnish Potential Report includes:

  • Membrane Patch Colorimetry
  • RULER Test (Remaining Useful Life Evaluation Routine)
  • Ultracentrifuge Rating (to monitor insoluble contaminants)
  • Acid Number
  • Particle Count
  • Water Content by Karl Fischer
  • Recommended lubricant testing package 30-003

The Annual Turbine Health Report includes:

  • Kinematic Viscosity
  • Acid Number
  • Visual Sample Inspection (hazy, dirty, milky, free water, acidic or rotten egg odour)
  • Spectrographic Analysis (wear metals, additives and contaminants)
  • RPVOT Test (Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation)
  • Membrane Patch Colorimetry (MPV Varnish Potential)
  • RULER Test (Remaining Useful Life Evaluation Routine)
  • Water Content by Karl Fischer
  • Ultracentrifuge Rating
  • Membrane Filtration (Patch) Test
  • Particle Count
  • Conductivity (Recommended for group II and III base oils)
  • Recommended lubricant testing package 30-004

Fuel Packages

Additionally, AGAT Laboratories provides a variety of fuel packages including:

 Fuel Contamination Package

  • ICP metal scan (ASTM D 5185), Flash point (diesel only) (ASTM D93), Water content (ASTM D1533),Particulate Count (ASTM D4807, D5452) and HUMBUG.

Basic Gasoline Analysis Package

  • Density (ASTM D1298), Distillation (ASTM D 5185), Water content (ASTM D1533) and Particulate Count (ASTM D4807, D5452).

Basic Diesel Analysis Package

  • Density (ASTM D1298), Distillation (ASTM D86), Cetane index (ASTM D613), Flash point (ASTM D93), Water content (ASTM D1533) and Particulate Count (ASTM D4807, D5452).

The accurate determination and analysis of bulk amounts of fuel can increase cost savings by preventing problems and downtime resulting from the use of poor quality fuel in your engine.