Why is Total Lube Management Important?

Lubricants provide a barrier between rubbing surfaces and prevent metallic wear. They consume 5% to 15% of the energy transmitted to provide this lubrication. This energy loss is used for overcoming churning losses and friction losses, which are load, viscosity, and chemistry dependent.

A comprehensive lube management program can result in improved energy efficiency and financial benefits.

The Value of Total Lube Management:

In the past, the energy aspect did not receive much attention in the selection of lubricant oils. Most ship operators choose the lubricating oils with the lowest cost - and inherently, the lowest quality. A comprehensive evaluation of lubricant oils can help operators select the right lubricant based on viscosity, additives, and the quantity of those additives. Moreover, it can help operators protect their assets and extend machinery life by 3-4 times.

We offer comprehensive testing and expert advice
to help reduce machinery wear and tear and
extend machinery life by:

  • Monitoring the oil condition and taking preventive action.
  • Analyzing the correct filtration, temperature, particle count, and every operational aspect of the oil.
  • Investing in the right additives and their quantities.

Industries We Serve

The Viswa Group’s capabilities in in-depth marine fuel analysis are well known. The Viswa Group carries out similar in-depth studies on lubricating oils for the Marine Industry.


Benefits of Choosing The Viswa Group

The Viswa Group is globally positioned with 6 labs worldwide for testing multiple lubricating oils. Our experts have studied these lube oils’ various parameters and how their composition can adversely affect machinery performance in great detail.

    As part of “Total Lube Management,” we:

  • Offer additional tests beyond the conventional tests.
  • Highlight critical results and help choose the right lubricating oil, leading to improved energy efficiency and significant financial benefits.
  • Benchmark the lube oils according to various parameters.
  • Quantify and compute the overall value or “True Worth” of the lubricating oil to help our customers make the right decision when choosing the right lubricating oil.

Breakdown of our Total Lube Management Capabilities

There are multiple lubricating oils available in the market, and their properties can vary substantially between one product and another.

The Viswa Group, using a dozen instruments totally devoted to lubricant oil analysis, tests the lube oils for parameters such as:

  • Volatility
  • Lubricity
  • Demulsibility
  • Viscosity
  • Insolubles
  • Flashpoint
  • Water Content
  • Oxidation
  • Acid Number & Base Numbers
  • Wear-Metal Elements
  • PQ Index
  • Foam Test
  • Fibre Count
  • Grease Analysis
  • Contamination Detection
  • Oil Cleanliness
  • Trace Analysis
  • Unknowns Detection
  • Nitration
  • Sulfation
  • Air Release