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Used Oil and Lubricant Analysis

Used lubricating oil condition monitoring is a powerful weapon in the maintenance armory. Used Oil and Lubricant Analysis from SGS can help detect changes in the concentration of metals and other contaminants collected by the lube oil, providing an early warning of any potential problems.

Analysis of lubricating oil, greases and hydraulic fluids gives a fast and accurate picture of what is happening inside power generators, gearboxes, compressors, hydraulic systems and other critical machines. It also yields vital information on the condition of the oil itself. Effective monitoring of lube oil allows maintenance to be scheduled efficiently, minimizing the risk of damage to expensive plants and avoiding unscheduled downtime.

A responsive, state-of-the-art Used Oil & Lubricant Analysis service

Our testing combines the expertise of diagnostic engineers with the latest techniques for analyzing lubricating oils, greases and hydraulic fluids. Both the physical and chemical characteristics of oil are checked, yielding information on the wear of metals and the oil itself.

We are able to carry out sampling for you, or can provide inexpensive easy-to-use kits. Samples can then be mailed to our laboratories, with routine turnaround within 24 to 48 hours of receipt of the sample. Turnaround time can be reduced for urgent samples.

During lube test analysis, SGS will notify you immediately of any "alert" situations by phone or fax, so that you can take immediate action.

Discover how Used Oil & Lubricant Analysis from SGS can support more efficient maintenance of your equipment.

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