Category Archives: Advanced Testing

Oil Analysis for Bearings with Microscopy Offered by TestOil

CLEVELAND June 22, 2021 -- TestOil, the industry leader in lubricant analysis, offers no-cost microscopy and analytical ferrography for oil samples that require further investigation. Microscopy measures the metallic wear particles in an oil sample using an optical microscope. TestOil Analysts count on it to flag conditions ranging from normal wear debris that needs to be monitored to…
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Combustion and Steam Turbine Oil Analysis for Energy Industry

TestOil offers expert advanced oil analysis for turbines for companies across the spectrum of energy industries. Routine turbine oil analysis includes tests such as particle count, Karl Fischer, elemental spectroscopy, FTIR, Viscosity @40 degrees, and acid number.  Advanced testing will provide more specific information on lubricant condition with tests that include RPVOT, foam, color, rust,…
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Analytical Ferrography vs. Analytical Microscopy

What is the Difference Between Analytical Ferrography and Analytical Microscopy? https://youtu.be/hZ9bZ7NRsMY Analytical Microscopy Analytical microscopy should be run as an exception test when levels of wear particles are higher than expected. There are no particle size limits to this testing method. This will help pinpoint the components that are wearing, how our particles regenerate, and…
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Hydraulic Fluid Testing: Monitoring the Oil and Additives

Today’s hydraulic oils and their additives are fairly stable, but that doesn’t mean they will stay that way forever—they still need regular testing by an oil analysis lab for a number of factors, including additive depletion.                  According to TestOil Field/Data Analyst Matt McMahon, who has been in this business for two decades, there are…
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Gear Oil Testing for Additives

According to Suelen Rodrigues, TestOil Data Analyst, MLA I, the three most common gear lubricant formulations are those with rust and oxidation inhibitors (R&O), extreme pressure (EP) additives and those that are compounded gear lubricants. Each has the objective of optimizing gear lubrication. R&O: These additives prevent or reduce internal rust and corrosion by neutralizing…
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Used Oil Analysis for Marine Industries with Same Day Results

TestOil’s expert analysts have the experience with marine oils to conduct reliable analysis and deliver actionable results the same day they receive the sample. This is an excellent alternative to expensive and time-consuming on site testing and analysis.                 “We know the lubrication-related issues that marine industries face today,” explains TestOil Field/Data Analyst Matt McMahon.…
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