Category Archives: Routine Testing

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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Lubricant Antioxidant Analysis

Lubricant Antioxidant Analysis with RULER https://youtu.be/zyPSKCU4JvE What Types of Antioxidants are Present in Lubricants that are Used in Turbines? Turbine oils depend on antioxidants to protect the base oil against severe oxidation and degradation. The additives are designed to be sacrificial, meaning they oxidize before any other component of the lubricant. The two main categories…
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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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Benefits of Oil Analysis at TestOil Include Money-Saving Advice

CLEVELAND May 26, 2021 TestOil’s oil analysis experts routinely save industrial customers both time and money with evidence-based advice on when and when not to change the oil at their plants. An example is a recent situation with Test Oil TestOil PRO team member and Oil Analysis Consultant Micheal Shaw.            Shaw was touching base with a steel…
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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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Water Contamination in Lubricants

Water Contamination in Lubricants https://youtu.be/V-334M5cldU Water is one of the most destructive contaminants that can enter a lubricated system. It is also one of the most common contaminants, so in this week's blog, we will be discussing the different forms of water that can get into the oil. The Three Forms of Water Contaminants DissolvedEmulsifiedFree…
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