Lubricant Analysis

Oils are the life blood of rotating machinery and an effective fluid management programme can save significant costs not just with machinery reliability but with the need to replace lubricants unnecessary and the ability to remove waste oils when complying to current environmental legislation.

G-Ray Diagnostics Ltd can offer various levels of oil and fuel testing tailored to suit different applications from:

  • Conventional Spectroscopy which measures (ppm) parts per million of wear metals, contaminants and oil additives.

  • ISO Cleanliness & Particle Counting which is particularly significant within Hydraulic Systems and filtered Gearboxes.

  • Wear Debris Analysis is required when assessing modes of failure by identifying Ferrous or Non Ferrous particles including the shape and metallurgy structure of the wear pattern.

  • Karl Fischer testing procedure is useful at detecting both high and trace moisture contents

  • Oil Viscosity is a measurement of the resistance of a fluid being deformed by either sheer stress or extensional stress. It can also be thought of as a measure of fluid friction. Viscosity is a very important property of the oil that allows protection of the internal workings of components. Viscosity is measured at both 40 and 100 degrees centigrade as defined by ASTM D445.

  • Steam & Gas Turbines are supported by assessing Varnish potential using ASTM D7843.

Results can be turnaround within 48 hours and reporting formats tailored to the customer’s specific requirement.