Oil Analytical Service

ULTRASPEC Analytical Service

An important factor in the preservation of the oil is the determination of oil breakdown. Contamination of the oil by water, dirt, solvent or the introduction of another oil which may be harmful to the process can lead to complete lubricant breakdown and equipment failure. Unscheduled maintenance due to equipment breakdown can be very expensive in terms of lost production. A preventative maintenance program using the latest x-ray techniques for analyzing oils can determine if there is excessive equipment wear. Periodic testing of the oils will alert you to the possibility of equipment breakdown by forecasting when a problem may occur. A more subtle form of lubricant breakdown is by oxidation of the lubricant causing a change in viscosity and increase in the acidity and depletion of the additive necessary to make the lubricant function properly. These subtle changes can only be determined through proper analytical techniques provided by ULTRASPEC Analytical Service.

If you have doubts of the lubricant quality, the best possible way to alleviate these doubts is through proper lubricant testing. ULTRASPEC Analytical Service program will help determine the quality as well as assure you that the specified lubricant is being utilized.

American Ultra Specialties has created this program to enable you to get the most out of an important asset — your lubricant!

Analytical Tests

ULTRASPEC has the ability to provide a wide range of analytical tests with our full service laboratory. Some of the available tests are:

  • Saponification Number
  • pH
  • Particle Count
  • Testing of elements by XRF
  • % of Chlorine and/or Sulfur
  • Viscosity
  • Flash Point (C.O.C.)

Request Analysis

Know the quality of your Industrial Lubricants with an Analysis by our experts

Complete this analysis form and submit with your sample.  Reports can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed as requested by the customer.

Laboratory Equipment

Our full service laboratory uses the following equipment for testing petroleum-based lubricants in the various areas noted:

Cleanliness Testing
  • Particle Counter
  • Millipore Test Apparatus
  • Centrifuge
Metals Analysis
  • X-Ray Fluorescence
Oxidation Testing
  • Rotary Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test
Quench Oil Cooling Rates
  • GM Quenchometer
  • Drayton Quenchalyzer for Cooling Curves
Titration Methods
  • Saponification Number
  • Acid Number
PCB Testing
  • Gas Chromatograph with Electron Capture Detector (ECD)
  • Cannon Viscosity Tubes with two baths (40°C & 100°C)
Comparative Rust Preventative Testing
  • Cleveland Condensing Humidity Cabinet