Oil Analysis (Tribology) Services


Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in a relative motion and of related practices.

Any machine or system which uses oil as a lubricant, insulator or power transfer medium can have its condition monitored by the periodic collection of a sample of that oil for analysis.

Common equipment we test

  • Diesel engine oil analysis
  • Transmissions
  • Gearbox oil testing
  • Final drives
  • Industrial gearboxes analysis
  • Compressors
  • Blowers
  • Fans
  • Electric Motors
  • Pump testing
  • Turbines
  • Chillers
  • Cooling systems
  • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Greased Bearing
  • Hydraulics testing

Apabilities – Lubricant Test Methods

  • Viscosity
  • Water Content
  • Insolubles
  • Total Acid Number
  • Total Base Number
  • Wear Debris
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Spectrometric
  • Particle Count
  • Dispersency

Elemental Relationship


Cost of Recycling the Dirt in Your Oil


What are the failure root causes?

  • Lubricant Contamination (dirt / moisture)
  • Lubricant Additive Depletion
  • Viscosity Failure / or wrong lubricant
  • Imbalance/Misalignment
  • Faulty installation
  • Overheating
  • And Many More

The 3 crucial features in machine life estimation:

  • Normal Temperatures
  • Clean lubricants
  • Proper alignment