Oil Analysis Services and Swansea Tribology Services
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Services available from STS

We offer a comprehensive set of tests for condition monitoring of a wide range of oil filled equipment. From the relatively simple packages for gearboxes and bearings, through engine and hydraulic oils, to the advanced sets of turbine oil tests we are able to tailor a test package to suit you.

To ensure accuracy of results and for your convenience we are able to supply all the necessary sampling bottles, labels and overspill containers or bags (free of charge), as well as the sampling pumps and tubing.

Results of analysis are reported by email as soon as possible, with typical samples taking 1-3 days. Critical results may be phoned through to enable you to react to the developing problems quickly.

A lot of care has been put into developing our reports – they provide all the results on one page together with historical data for the unit, our comments, patch test images (if available) and helpful graphs for data trending. Larger customers may prefer to use our bespoke software or web database (currently in development).

Don’t forget that our support does not stop with returning of results – our services are advisory as well as analytical so feel free to call or email for advice.

Tests available:
Package A:
- Viscosity @ 40ºC and 100ºC
- TAN (Total Acid Number)
- Water Content (direct or indirect/oven Karl-Fisher or Crackle)
- ICP-OES (wear metal elemental analysis)
- Particle Quantifier Index (PQ)

Package B - as Package A plus:
-ISO Cleanliness Code (Patch Test/Microscopy or Instrumental Particle Counter)

Package E - as Package A plus:
- TBN (total base number)
- Soot

More detailed analysis of the wear situation through the following:
- Analytical Ferrography
- Scanning Electron Microscopy
- Filter Debris Analysis
- Fibre Counting

Assessment of oxidation stability, additive levels and varnish potential
- Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test (RPVOT/RBOT)
- Remaining Useful Life Estimation Routine (RULER)
- Membrane Patch Colourimetry (MPC/QSA)

Also available
- Viscosity Index
- Flash Point
- Foaming Characteristics
- Demulsification Value
- Copper Corrosion
- Air Release

Other analysis:
- Grease Analysis
- Fuel Analysis
- Coolant Analysis
- Analysis of Wear and Failure Mechanisms


More Information

If you have any questions for us, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist in any way we can:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 799036
Fax: +44 (0)1792 799034
Email: d.korachkin@trib.co.uk