Why is Lube Oil Testing Important?

Lubrication is the process of reducing friction and the associated wear between moving surfaces by introducing a film of lubricant between them. Apart from reducing friction, the lubricant also performs the acts of cooling the machine parts, reducing deposit formation on machine surfaces, etc. At least 50% of the new lube oils that are being bought are not tested upon receipt. Lubricants are the “lifeblood” of machinery, and therefore, quality is extremely important. Contaminated lube oils can adversely affect asset performance and cause serious damage to machinery, particularly engine systems.

There are multiple lubricating oils available in the market. However, their properties can vary substantially between one product and another. With Viswa’s lube program, apart from the conventional tests, the lube oils are tested for additional parameters. Viswa, using over a dozen instruments totally devoted to analysis of lubricating oils, can benchmark the lubes with reference to various parameters such as volatility, lubricity, etc. This provides an option to choose the right lubricating oil, which will result in maximum efficiency and savings for the customer.

The Value of
Lube Oil Testing

With continuous use, lube oils tend to become contaminated with oxidation products, wear debris, combustion by-products, water, fuel, coolant, etc. Testing lubricant oils enables our customers to gain insight on engine wear, unusual engine performance, and plan when to replace the lubricating oils.

Analyzing lube oils also helps our customers realise:

  • Extensive savings with actual unbiased analysis.
  • Improved efficiency, reliability, and performance.
  • Reduced costs, failures, and downtime.
  • Quick recovery back to normal operation.

Industries We Serve

Our lab is globally-recognized as a “one-stop-shop” for testing & analysis in the Emission Compliance Solutions, Petrochemical, and Maritime Community.

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Benefits of Choosing The Viswa Group

As an independent lab with over 30 years of experience, we carry out actual unbiased analysis and provide unbiased results and practical solutions. We focus on empowering our clients with:

  • Fast turnaround time with access to centralized data.
  • Tests in addition to routine testing. The tests combined will be used for benchmarking and choosing the right lubricating oil.
  • Expanded test scope including identification of machinery issues, recommendations, etc.
  • Complete diagnostic analysis of the engine along with a combination of lube oil and fuel oil analysis.

Lube Oil Analysis Programs offered by Viswa Lab

The Viswa Group offers lube oil testing across all aspects right from testing base oils to benchmarking finished lube oils. The list of testing programs offered by The Viswa Group are:

Breakdown of our Lube Oil Testing Capabilities

Our highly skilled specialists look at all possible perspectives when investigating lube oils. We undertake further investigation including identification of machinery issues, recommendations etc. as well as a combination of lube oil and fuel oil analysis to provide a complete diagnostic analysis of the engine.

We typically test a variety of lube oils including:

  • Cylinder Drain Oils
  • System Oils
  • Trunk Piston Oils
  • Hydraulic Oils
  • Gear Oils
  • Turbine Oils
  • Stern Tube Oils
  • Coolants & Refrigerants
  • Automatic Transmission Fluids
  • Drive Train and Differential Fluids
  • Compressor Oils
  • Heat Transfer Oils
  • Transformer Oils
  • Greases
  • New Lube Oils

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