Chem-TechTM Laboratories is a leading provider of Compressor Oil analysis Services. Compressors are always engineered to perfection and are used in various critical applications. Through Compressor Oil Analysis one can actually look inside a compressor and predict the functioning of compressor. Mainly compressor oils are to be monitored for Wear metals & Contaminants, Water Contamination and Acid Increase. These contaminants may lead to malfunctioning of the compressor, which may result in costly maintenance or failure.
Chem-TechTM provides comprehensive Compressor oil monitoring programs to check the health of the equipment. Water, Particulate contamination and oxidative gases trapped inside the lubricant are one of the few common contaminants in a compressor oil.
Chem-TechTM Predictive maintenance & condition monitoring of compressors through oil analysis is very effective way to:
Our Compressor Oil Monitoring Programs are designed to monitor following trends in properties of Compressor Oils used:
Chem-TechTM carries out testing of Compressor oil as per internationally accepted ASTM, ISO & IS Test Standards.
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Kinematic Viscosity is a measurement of the resistance of the oil to flow through a capillary tube of the viscometer. It is the most fundamental property of a lubricant. Viscosity of lubricants is measured in case of fresh oils to check the Grade of the oil . in case of used oils it gives idea about change in physical properties due to oxidation, dilution or any external contamination. It is the most fundamental property for testing of any lubricant or petroleum product.
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Viscosity Determination:
Total Acid Number determines the amount of acid present in the lubricant. Acidity of the lubricant increases due to the stresses or environmental factors affecting the lubricant. Excess amount of acid in the lubricant will lead to corrosion or failure of equipment.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech Laboratories for Acid Number Analysis:
Water or Moisture is the most common contaminant in any lubricant or petroleum product. Monitoring the level water in sample is of prime importance to avoid malfunctioning of the equipment or machine.
Water content in petroleum products can be determined by following 4 test methods:
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Water / Moisture Content Determination:
Flash Point is the lowest temperature at which the vapours of the petroleum product catches fire momentarily in presence of air when an ignition source is applied to the sample.
Flash point are normally conducted by three methods:
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Flash Point Determination:
Elemental Analysis by ICP determines the amount of Wear metals , Contaminant Metals and Additive Metals present in a Lubricant. Elemental Analysis can detect upto 24 elements in the lubricant. These includes all the particles present in oil upto 5-10 microns in size.
It gives an idea about the amount of Wear and Contamination in the Lubricant. It is one of the primary tests conducted for Trend Analysis or Predictive Maintenance of the Equipment.
Test Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Elemental Analysis:
Particle count test determines the particle size and size distribution of the contaminants or wear particles present in oil. It is a very fundamental test to determine the amount of contamination present in oil . This method measures all types of particles which includes wear, dirt , debris, fibres, bacterial growth etc. This test is mainly performed on filtered systems to monitor filter efficiency and cleanliness of oil.
The result of the test is formulated with respect to the standard test method ISO 4406, NAS 1638 or SAE.
Methods Adopted by Chem-Tech for Particle Count Determination:
This test determines the total sediments present in petroleum . This is a Chem-Tech Laboratories validated method, It is modification of ASTM D 893 for determination of Total Insoluble content in Toluene. It is a centrifugal method for determination of Insoluble content.
It determines wear metals, dirt dust and debris present in petroleum products & Lubricants.