The Most Advanced Computerized Oil Analysis Laboratory in the U.S.
Provides Used Oil Analysis for Engines, Transmissions, Gears, Hydraulics, Compressors, Turbines
Coolant Testing and Diesel Fuel Test Kits Available
Did you know oil tells a story and provides a working history of your equipment as well as the condition of your lubricant? With Oil Analyzers, Inc. you can get a look “inside” your equipment and get the story without costly tear downs or unnecessary lubricant changes.
- Diesel Engine
- Gasoline Engine
- Marine Engine
- Natural Gas Engine
- Dual Fuel Engine
- LP Gas Engine
- Manual Transmission
- Automatic Transmission
- Powershift Transmission
- Hydrostatic Drive
- Final Drive
Oil Analyzers, Inc. has many years of experience testing synthetic and petroleum lubricants, providing quality used oil analysis no matter which type of lubricant you use. Be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to protecting your investment, purchase an oil sample test kit today.
Oil Analyzers, Inc. services include a full complement of oil, diesel fuel and coolant testing. They also offer many additional fluid analysis options, including industrial applications. Below are just some of the oil analysis programs that Oil Analyzers, Inc. offers:
The inexpensive, easy-to-take sample could possibly save you hundreds of dollars at a mechanic by finding trouble before it causes problems.
Oil analysis is essential for any cost-effective over-the-road trucking program. Oil Analyzers, Inc. makes it possible to determine effective oil drain intervals. As any fleet operator understands, saving a few pennies a mile on maintenance costs can add up very quickly, saving thousands of dollars per year.
Agricultural applications can be hard on lubricants. Dirt, heat, and organic matter can all interfere with the intended function of a lubricant. Oil Analyzers, Inc. has years of experience analyzing a variety of lubricants in a variety of settings and can confidently give you the information you need to keep agricultural equipment properly maintained.
Construction and heavy duty machine applications work under tough conditions, putting a lot of stress on lubricants. Keeping machinery operating is essential, as equipment downtime can result in huge losses and project delays. Oil Analyzers, Inc. oil analysis program will keep detailed records of how equipment is operating, greatly reducing the possibility of downtime.
Oil Analyzers, Inc. industrial program provides reliable and accurate maintenance data. Machinery that is properly maintained will last longer with less downtime. By determining appropriate drain intervals, you can greatly increase lubricant drain intervals and save a tremendous amount of money. With over 25 years of analysis experience, Oil Analyzers, Inc. is prepared to exceed the expectations for your analysis program.
Lubricants that are used on marine applications are very susceptible to water contamination. This makes it essential to follow Oil Analyzers, Inc. marine oil analysis program, providing a comprehensive test for water contamination.
Note: Oil Analyzers, Inc. does not test aircraft/aviation oils.
ISO 17025 A2LA Accredited Laboratories
The Oil Analyzers, Inc. oil analysis program utilizes independent ISO 17025 A2LA accredited testing laboratories. This is the highest level of quality attainable by a testing laboratory backed by the most stringent accrediting body in the industry. You can be confident that the results you receive are accurate and that your oil analysis program is supported by a documented quality system you can depend on to deliver superior testing and customer service.
To enable faster turnaround times, Oil Analyzers, Inc. has three state-of-the-art facilities across the U.S. With labs in Utah (Salt Lake City), Texas (Houston) and Indiana (Indianapolis), there is a facility available by ground within 48 hours from anywhere in the continental U.S. There is also an Oil Analyzers, Inc. lab located in Edmonton, Canada. These labs are committed to completing reports quickly with 98% of reports available online within 24 hours.
The Oil Analyzers, Inc. oil analysis program uses HORIZON online reporting software so you can receive results fast – almost immediately after sample processing is complete. The software’s management reports can then take your oil analysis program to the next level by helping you manage your data and your program efficiently and effectively.
Oil Analysis Report and Interpretation
When the testing is complete, it is compiled into a user-friendly, easy-to-understand oil analysis report with detailed information on the condition of the equipment. The report includes the analyst’s interpretation along with the actual test results and, if necessary, recommended actions for rectifying significant changes in the lubricant or the equipment’s condition. Any actions that need to be taken are listed in order of severity. Oil Analyzers, Inc. oil analysis report will:
- Identify dirt, wear particles, fuel dilution and coolant – contaminants that can cause catastrophic failure or significantly shorten equipment life. Combinations of wear metals can identify components within the machine that are wearing and help to identify minor problems before they become major failures.
- Identify environmental contaminants -excessive levels of dust and dirt can be abrasive and accelerate wear. Monitoring system cleanliness and filtration efficiency allows you to keep your equipment longer and significantly reduce replacement costs.
- Monitor the condition of the oil, optimizing drain intervals so that you get the most out of the fluid you’re paying for. Fewer oil changes minimize maintenance costs and reduces equipment downtime.
- Assure equipment reliability – testing and analysis ensures that equipment is up, running and making money.
- Provide valuable sampling history documentation that easily justifies higher equipment resale values.
Oil Analyzers, Inc. provides multiple reporting alternatives to ensure that you receive your results in the way that is most convenient to you. If your analysis uncovers a critical problem, such as pending equipment failure, a technician will telephone you directly to advise you of the situation and recommend a course of corrective action. Otherwise, Oil Analyzers, Inc. will mail your analysis report to you the day your sample is analyzed or, for even faster results, you can request that your results be faxed to you, or go online and register to get your results online.
Oil Sample Kits
Oil Analyzers, Inc. Oil Sample Kits come complete with instructions. When you mail your sample to their lab, the Oil Analyzers’ technical team will do the rest. They combine their years of analytical experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation to produce reliable, meaningful results from your samples. Oil Analyzers, Inc. also has long-term experience with synthetic oil and their fully diagnostic reports are guaranteed accurate and easy to read.
Oil Analyzers, Inc. sample kits are available individually or per case of 50 or 100. Consumers have the option of purchasing the kits with return postage paid, or they can choose to pay when they return the kit for testing.
It’s easy to get started: Purchase an oil analysis test kit below, draw a sample (see Oil Sampling Procedures in Product Details below) and send the sample along with the completed form that comes with the test kit to Oil Analyzers, Inc.
Oil Analyzers, Inc. Oil Analysis Test Kit Product Code Pkg/Size KIT01-EA (1) Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kit – Postage Pre-Paid KIT01-CA (50) Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kits – Postage Pre-Paid KIT01-PK (100) Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kits – Postage Pre-Paid KIT02-EA (1) Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kit – UPS Pre-Paid KIT06-EA (1) Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kit – Non Postage Paid KIT06-CA (50) Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kits – Non Postage Paid KIT06-PK (100) Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kits – Non Postage Paid KIT09-EA (1) Coolant Testing Kit – UPS Pre-Paid KIT10-EA (1) Diesel Fuel Contamination Test Kit KIT11-EA (1) Diesel Fuel Performance Test Kit KIT12-EA (1) Winter Diesel Fuel Package Test Kit KIT14-EA (1) Oil Sample Value Kit KIT13-EA (1) Winter Diesel Fuel Package Plus Test Kit G1206-EA (1) Oil Suction Pump
To see prices, please click on the specific oil analysis test kit
What Can Used Oil Analysis Tell Me?
Analyzing used oil samples has existed as long as lubricants have been around. Oil analysis can provide critical information for any equipment requiring lubricants – both gasoline and diesel engines, transmission, gears, bearings and hydraulic systems. It’s useful for owners of passenger cars, over-the-road fleets, off-highway equipment, boats and high performance vehicles. It’s also right for any industrial plant equipment. Today many construction equipment operators, transportation fleets and industrial plants rely on lube testing as an integral part of predictive/preventative maintenance.
Oil analysis is a useful tool for extending the service life of an oil. By analyzing used engine oil, a qualified lab can determine the degree of protection that an oil is delivering and make certain the oil has not been contaminated due to engine malfunction or defect. Here are some issues oil analysis can answer for you:
- Viscosity out of spec, either high or low
- Water or coolant contamination
- Fuel dilution of crankcase oil
- Presence of fuel soot due to combustion inefficiencies
- Accelerated oxidation
- High nitration due to emission system problems
- TAN (Total Acid Number) – indicating overheating (for non-crankcase lubricants)
- TBN (Total Base Number) – indicating whether additives are still capable of providing adequate engine protection against corrosion (primarily for gasoline and diesel motor oils)
- Abnormal component wear in engines, gears, shafts and bearings
- Air filter failure
A single sampling analysis is useful in providing information when critical failure conditions exist. However, trend analysis is a better tool for estimating the useful life or overall condition of your engine or equipment.
Trend analysis samples are taken and analyzed at regularly scheduled intervals. Comparing a component’s most recent samples to its historical data is instrumental in identifying trends that can pinpoint potential problems. Monitoring these trends enables early detection of internal abnormalities – tested values falling within acceptable limits may show a pattern of subtle variance, which could signal a developing problem. It is important to note that machines of the same type will accumulate contaminants and wear at different rates. Performing trend analysis on each machine is the most effective method of giving you an internal look at your equipment.
Using oil analysis to evaluate contaminants is a scientific approach to predictive maintenance. You’ll extend vehicle or machine life, head off major maintenance costs and prevent catastrophic failure that can shut you down or leave you stranded. Oil analysis saves owners the cost of major repairs or engine replacement, and also allows owners to anticipate and schedule maintenance when downtime is most convenient.
Oil Sampling Procedures
Oil analysis is most effective when samples are representative of typical operating conditions. Dirt, system debris, water and light fuels tend to separate from the lubricants and coolants when system temperatures cool – dirt, water and other debris tend to settle to the bottom of the reservoir while light fuels tend to float. This separation will compromise your analysis. For optimum results, consider the following best practices:
- Take samples while systems are operating under normal conditions or immediately after shutdown while they are still at operating temperatures.
- Take samples at regularly scheduled intervals.
- Take samples from the same sampling point each time.
- Do not sample a component directly after an oil change or after a large amount of makeup oil has been added.
- Use a clean, dry, unbreakable container (a container comes with the test kit). Never reuse containers or sampling tubing.
Good locations for sampling include an oil gallery, the engine crankcase, the drain plug or dipstick tube and the equipment reservoir or sump. When taking oil from industrial machinery through a bottom drain, be careful to draw oil until your sample has a uniform, representative appearance. Use samples from the drain pan or oil filter only as a last resort. For a failed engine that has had the oil drained, a drain pan or oil filter sample may help detect the cause of the failure.
Oil Sampling Methods
Collecting a clean and representative oil sample is critical to the oil analysis process. Put simply, an oil analysis is only as good as the sample taken. The accuracy and reliability of the data produced by an analysis hinges on receiving a representative sample from the equipment to be tested. To assure that the sample extracted is representative of the system, always follow proper oil sampling procedures.
Oil Drain Method:
Clean the area around the drain plug thoroughly to avoid sample contamination. Allow oil to drain for three to five seconds prior to catching a sample. Place a clean, dry sample bottle in the oil stream and fill to within 1/2 inch of the top. Seal bottle tightly. Wipe bottle clean.
Oil Sample Suction Pump Method (photo below):
A pump is used to take samples from a dipstick or non-pressurized system. The pump is attached to the sample jar (included in the test kit), a tube is inserted into the pump and then into the dipstick retaining tube or oil fill port. Activating the pump handle, the sample jar should be filled 3/4 full or to its shoulder. The oil sample suction pump will come with complete instructions and will enable you to draw a sample quickly and easily. Request an oil sample suction pump (G1206-EA) when ordering your oil analysis test kit.
Oil Sample Valve/Petcock Method (available on AMSOIL Bypass Oil Filter Units):
The valve should be wiped clean and any stagnant oil should be drained prior to catching a sample run. Seal bottle tightly. Wipe bottle clean.
Oil Sampling Intervals
The frequency of sample analysis from your equipment depends on the machine type, machine application and condition, operating environment and other variables. For example, many machines that operate in harsh environments, such as heavy equipment in mining or construction, and vehicles that make short trips with heavy loads and excessive idle times require short oil sampling intervals. However, certain power transmission systems, such as gearboxes and hydraulic systems used inside manufacturing and production facilities, require no more than quarterly sampling intervals. How critical a piece of equipment is to production is also a major consideration for determining sampling frequency. Below is a list of suggested sampling intervals and methods for common equipment types and is provided as a guideline only. Additional information is available from Oil Analyzers Inc., your lubricant supplier, and the equipment manufacturer.
Equipment downtime while waiting for fluid analysis results is something everyone wants to keep to a minimum. Unfortunately, losing a test sample in the mail can extend this downtime even further and result in costly delays. That is why Oil Analyzers, Inc. offers a UPS Prepaid Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kit (KIT02-EA) that allows you to track your sample all the way to the lab so you will know exactly when it arrives.
If you choose the least expensive option, the Non-Postage Paid Oil Analyzers, Inc. Test Kit (KIT06-EA), we suggest you use a traceable shipping service that will enable you to track the progress of your sample and let you know if it has encountered delays. Oil Analyzers, Inc. cannot be responsible for any samples lost in the mailing process.
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