Oil Analysis

Oil analysis is a world-leading predictive maintenance system based on condition monitoring through oil analysis. We are currently Ireland’s only specialised accredited oil analysis laboratory, which operates to ISO 9001:2008 standards and we test all of our oil samples in-house in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

The process is very simple, a small 30ml of oil is taken onsite and placed in a sample jar. T.E. Laboratories can supply you with the tools to take the oil sample and the sample storage jar.

A small sample of oil, analysed in a dedicated oil analysis laboratory can show traces of metals, debris, water or fuel which indicates a problem brewing within an engine. It helps engineers/ mechanics to make informed decisions regarding the maintenance and scheduling of repairs which prevent excessive downtime and expensive repair costs.

(The Oil Analysis Database is currently being upgraded and is offline. Please contact the office for further details)

An oil analysis program can over time, develop trends showing how machinery is affected by various increases in productivity or changes in operating conditions. It allows managers to plan resources more effectively, source parts and schedule downtime for repairs which will not have a huge financial impact on the company or a delay in service delivery.

How Oil Analysis Works

  • Our sales team will supply you with the necessary sample containers and sampling equipment.
  • Fill out the sample and asset information on the chain of custody and send your sample to out laboratory.
  • The sample is analysed and the results are evaluated by experienced diagnosticians who trend historic sample information to determine potential problems.
  • The final report is issued via email and will reach you within 72 hours from sample receipt.

ADVANTAGES OF MACHINE CARE

  • Checks Oil Conditions
  • Extends Oil Change Interval
  • Gives Extended warranties
  • Identifies defect operating conditions
  • Increases machine availability
  • Helps schedule maintenance

Machine care is an invaluable technical support tool for the Maintenance Engineer; by analysing trends, costly downtime can be kept to a minimum and maintenance carried out in the most economical manner.

List of tests we carry out:

WEAR METALS
ASTM D6595-00
Iron
Chromium
Nickel
Molybdenum
Aluminium
Lead
Copper
Tin
Silver
Titanium
CONTAMINANTS
ASTM D6595-00
Silicon
Sodium
Vanadium
ADDITIVES
ASTM D6595-00<.strong>
Calcium
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Zinc
Barium
Boron
Viscosity
ASTM D445
40°C
100°C
Fluid chemistry
ASTM E2412
TBN
TAN
Water
Oxidisation
Glycol (Antifreeze)
Soot
Particle count
ASTM D7596 

Fuel Dilution
ASTM D8004

Ferrography
ASTM D7690

RPVOT
ASTM D2272

Fuel Contamination

Oil analysis can be applied to:

  • Road, Rail and Shipping Fleets,
  • Mining, quarrying and construction plants,
  • Stationary or mobile industrial units, generators, compressors, pumps etc.
  • Transmission, gear and hydraulic oils,
  • Textile and injection molding industries.

Oil analysis database

Our Spectrotrack portal gives unlimited 24/7 access to your individual reports, giving you the freedom to log and alter site information. Sprectotrack also has the following advantages:

  • Trending of results
  • Access to previous historic reports
  • Ability to log in samples online to save time & hassle.

How to take an engine oil sample

Here is a quick video detailing the correct way to take an engine oil sample suitable for testing in our Lab.

TelLab have Irelands only oil analysis laboratory, which operates to ISO 9001:2008 standards and tests all oil samples in-house. This laboratory focuses on machine care, lubrication and transformer oil analysis.

LUBEMONITRIX

We now accept individual oil samples through our new web page Lubemonitrix. Lubemonitrix is a unique product developed for the Irish market, to provide an oil analysis tool that can be easily used by mechanics to find out what is happening inside an engine of any vehicle. Our customers range from fleet management, agricultural, motor, marine and manufacturing. Oil analysis kits can be purchased directly from our website www.lubemonitrix.ie

Once purchased, we will send you a Lubemonitrix kit which contains everything you need to take a sample of your oil (60ml).  When the sample is ready, simply post the sample back to our laboratory in the prepaid envelope supplied and our team of engineers will analyse the sample to give you a detailed report on the condition of your engine.  Reports will be sent back to you by mail or e-mail, typically within a few days.

Lubemonitrix has been designed to enable quick and easy sampling of oil.  However, some companies require the assistance of our engineers to take samples from large-sized equipment.  

If you would like one of our experienced engineers to visit your site to take samples please contact our office at 059 91-52881 or email sales@lubemonitrix.ie

To enquire about a Lubemonitix test kit please enter contact details here and we will be in touch shortly…