Chem-TechTM Laboratories is leading laboratory offering Thermic Fluid analysis services to clients all over India. Thermic Fluids or Heat Transfer Fluids are type of Fluid which operates at high operating temperatures to transmit the heat from one point to another. Thermic Fluid analysis is a very crucial part of the manufacturing process or maintenance process to ascertain the quality determine its further usability.
Utilizing various sophisticated instruments and test methods Chem-TechTM Laboratories is leading laboratory offering Thermic Fluid analysis services to clients all over India. Thermic Fluids or Heat Transfer Fluids are type of Fluid which operates at high operating temperatures to transmit the heat from one point to another. Thermic Fluid analysis is a very crucial part of the manufacturing process or maintenance process to ascertain the quality determine its further usability.Laboratories carries out analysis of Thermic Fluid , looking for the minute sign of problem or contamination which may lead to breakdown of the fluid and the fluid system.
Heat Transfer Fluids in hot oil units degrade over time due to thermal cracking and oxidation. The rate of degradation can be influenced by:
Chem-TechTM Oil condition monitoring programs for thermic fluids keeps a check on these factors and improve reliability of the Equipments.
Predictive maintenance of Thermic Fluids is necessary for:
Chem-TechTM carries out testing of Thermic Fluids 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:
Conradson Carbon Residue Test covers the determination of the amount of carbon residue left after evaporation and pyrolysis of an oil. This test is intended to provide some indication of relative coke-forming properties of Lubricant.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Conradson Carbon Residue:
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:
This test determines the amount of Toluene insoluble content in the lubricating oil. Toluene Insoluble materials can come from external contamination, fuel carbon and highly carbonized materials from degradation of fuel, oil, and additives or engine wear. Toluene Insolubles is the insoluble content remaining in oil once pentane Insoluble’s are diluted with toluene and centrifuged.
These Insolubles measured can also assist in evaluating the performance characteristics of a used oil or in determining the cause of equipment failure.
Higher amount of Pentane Insoluble content may lead to failure of equipment.
Methods adopted by Chem-Tech for Determination of Toluene Insoluble Content: