Oil analysis labs offer test packages and individual tests based on their market and capabilities. The selection of appropriate tests depends on the type of lubricant, common contaminants, failure modes and type of machinery. For example, there is a commonly recommended test slate for wind turbine lubricants.

A comprehensive used oil analysis lab, such as Eurofins TestOil, is qualified to perform an array of tests on a variety of substances—more than just oil. These include:

    • Engine Oil

    • Fuel

    • Automatic Transmission Fluid

    • Fire Resistant Fluids

    • Heat Transfer Fluids

    • Coolants

    • Gear Lubricants

    • Greases

    • Hydraulic Fluids

    • Marine Lubricants

    • Turbine Lubricants

    • Wind Turbine Lubricants

    • Food Grade Lubricants, etc.

                So, while most labs will say they test these fluids, the quality of testing equipment, frequency of calibration, experience and expertise of lab personnel, etc. will have a bearing on the value of test results. Quality assurance does matter.

                The above list covers most types of fluids that businesses need to analyze; specialized testing offered by some labs may include: 

    • PFPE (Perfluoropolyether): a liquid lubricant used mainly in the aerospace and semiconductor industries

    • DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid): a liquid used to reduce the amount of air pollution created by diesel engines.

    • Dry Lubricants: such as graphite and molybdenum disulfide that are used in applications such as dry lubricated bearings.

                Eurofins TestOil Analytical Services Manager Monika Malcolm explains, “While the majority of the samples we receive for testing are oils and greases, we also test fluids such as coolants, fuel, and metal working fluids.”  

For more information on working with Eurofins TestOil for oil analysis and training visit www.testoil.com. Contact: 216-251-2510; sales@testoil.com.

About Eurofins TestOil

With more than 30 years of experience in the oil analysis industry, Eurofins TestOil focuses exclusively on assisting industrial facilities with reducing maintenance costs and avoiding unexpected downtime through oil and fuel analysis program implementation. As industry experts in diagnosing oil-related issues in equipment such as turbines, hydraulics, gearboxes, pumps, compressors and diesel generators, Eurofins TestOil provides customers with same-day turnaround on routine oil analysis testing. For more information on partnering with Eurofins TestOil on oil analysis programs or training opportunities visit https://testoil.com. Contact: Michael Barrett 216-251-2510; sales@testoil.com.

About Eurofins – the global leader in bio-analysis

Eurofins is Testing for Life. Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing, and in discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and agroscience Contract Research services. Eurofins is also a market leader in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, and in the support of clinical studies, as well as in BioPharma Contract Development and Manufacturing. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

With over 61,000 staff across a network of 940 laboratories in 59 countries, Eurofins’ companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods. Eurofins Shares are listed on Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.

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