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Running a profitable fleet presents tough challenges. New engine designs, EPA regulations and maintaining the competitive edge increases the need for top-level maintenance practices.

Oil analysis gives you a window inside your equipment to identify and resolve mechanical issues at an early stage..

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WE CAN HELP YOU:

  • Detect failures at an early stage
  • Plan and schedule your mechanical repairs
  • Protect your warranty
  • Improve your fleet availability
  • Optimize the life of your equipment
  • Protect the investment of your Tier 4 engines
  • Prolong the life of your drivetrain components
  • Optimize your oil drain intervals
  • Ensure quality and cleanliness of diesel fuel
  • Maintain cooling system efficiency
  • Strengthen your equipment resale value

Oils Test Packages

Fluid Life’s TRANS1 package provides an overall assessment of the oil and the machine compartment that it was taken from. This test package identifies the most common lubricant failure modes, while satisfying equipment OEM warranty requirements. This testing verifies that the correct oil is in use, and that the oil is cool, dry, and free of excessive wear debris. Engine oils are also monitored for signs of degradation or contamination from harmful contaminants such as diesel fuel or glycol.

TRANS1 TESTS:

  • Spectrometry (23 Elements)
  • Viscosity 40C/100C
  • Viscosity Index
  • Water by Crackle
  • % Soot by FTIR (Diesel Engines)
  • Coolant Contamination (Na, K)
  • % Fuel, Triggered GC (Engines)
  • Oxidation / Nitration / Sulfation by FTIR (Engines)

Fluid Life’s TRANS2 package helps fleet owners assess and understand the condition of diesel engine oils better. Keeping the oil in a suitable condition is more important than ever on newer engines that run at higher temperatures using new emissions control technologies. The TRANS2 package provides more details about the extent of engine oil degradation, along with an overall assessment of contamination and wear. The TRANS2 test package also provides useful information on other components such as transmissions, hydraulics, or drivetrain gears.

TRANS2 TESTS:

  • Spectrometry (23 Elements)
  • Viscosity 40C/100C
  • Viscosity Index
  • Water by Crackle
  • % Soot by FTIR (Diesel Engines)
  • Coolant Contamination (Na, K)
  • % Fuel, Triggered GC (Engines)
  • Oxidation / Nitration / Sulfation by FTIR (Engines)
  • Base Number By FTIR (Engines)

Fluid Life’s TRANS3 package provides you with all the necessary information to safely and confidently extend or optimize drain intervals for ALL components. This package is for customers who wish to proactively leverage oil sample test results towards a variety of maintenance initiatives such as optimizing maintenance intervals, improving contamination control, or reviewing oil selections.

TRANS3 TESTS:

  • Spectrometry (23 Elements)
  • Viscosity 40C/100C
  • Viscosity Index
  • Water by Crackle
  • % Soot by FTIR (Diesel Engines)
  • Coolant Contamination (Na, K)
  • % Fuel, Triggered GC (Engines)
  • Oxidation / Nitration / Sulfation by FTIR (Engines)
  • Base Number By FTIR (Engines)
  • Acid Number By FTIR (Transmissions, Hydraulics, Pumps, Air Compressors, Blowers, Gearboxes…)
  • ISO Particle Count (Transmissions, Hydraulics)

ADDITIONAL TESTS AND PACKAGES

Today’s coolant formulations are more advanced than ever, but the fact remains that 50% of all premature engine failures are related to cooling system performance. Unresolved issues within the coolant can rapidly lead to much bigger problems relating to engines, transmissions or hydraulics. Routine testing can monitor if the correct chemical balances are being maintained and that the integrity of the cooling system hasn’t been compromised by mechanical issues.

Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) Routine Test Package:

  • Coolant Physical Appearance (Color / Clarity / Precipitates)
  • Coolant pH
  • Coolant Conductivity
  • Coolant Refractive Index (% Glycol, Freeze Point, Boiling Point)
  • Coolant Nitrites by Titration

Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) Individual Tests:

  • ICP Spectrometry – 15 elements reported (Outsourced)
  • Reserve Alkalynity
  • Carboxylates (by test strip)
  • Molybdates (by test strip)

Diesel fuel systems have become increasingly sophisticated in order to maximize fuel economy and meet emissions regulations. This new reality has placed more demands on the quality and cleanliness of diesel fuels being burned in today’s engines and necessitates regular fuel analysis to ensure compliance.

Diesel Fuel Packages Available

*Not available in the U.S.
**Outsourced in the U.S.

DF1 – Delivery Acceptance and Routine Analysis

  • Bottom Solids and Water*
  • ISO Particle Count
  • % Water by KF
  • Clear & Bright Fuel Test (Visual Check)
  • Distillation**

DF2 – Contamination

  • Bottom Solids and Water*
  • ISO Particle Count
  • Sediment Photo
  • % Water by KF
  • Clear & Bright Fuel Test (Visual Check)
  • ICP Spectrometry
  • Bacteria / Yeast / Mold
  • Distillation**

DF3 – Diesel Fuel Package 3

  • Bottom Solids and Water**
  • % Water by KF
  • Clear & Bright Fuel Test (Visual Check)
  • Cloud Point**
  • Distillation**
  • Density
  • Cetane Index (Calulation from Distillation and Density)**

DF4 – Diesel Fuel Package 4

  • Bottom Solids and Water**
  • Viscosity @ 40C
  • ISO Particle Count
  • % Water by KF
  • Clear & Bright Fuel Test (Visual Check)
  • ICP Spectrometry
  • Flash Point (Closed Cup)**
  • Cloud Point**
  • Sulfur**
  • Active Sulfur (Copper Corrosion)
  • Distillation**
  • Density**
  • Cetane Index (Calulation from Distillation and Density)**

DF5 – Diesel Fuel Package 5

  • Bottom Solids and Water**
  • Viscosity @ 40C
  • ISO Particle Count
  • Sediment Photo
  • % Water by KF
  • Clear & Bright Fuel Test (Visual Check)
  • ICP Spectrometry
  • Bacteria / Yeast / Mold
  • Cloud Point**
  • Sulfur**
  • Active Sulfur (Copper Corrosion)
  • Distillation**
  • Density**
  • Cetane Index (Calulation from Distillation and Density)**

Diesel Fuel Analysis A

  • Sulfur Content**

Diesel Fuel Analysis B

  • Sulfur Content**
  • % Water Contamination (Karl Fischer Method)
  • ISO Particle Count

Diesel Fuel Analysis C

  • Sulfur Content**
  • % Water Contamination (Karl Fischer Method)
  • ISO Particle Count
  • Cetane Index (Calculation from Distillation and Density)**

AVAILABLE INDIVIDUAL TESTS:

  • Urea Content (from nitrogen)
  • Density (20oC)
  • Refractive Index (20oC)
  • Alkalinity as NH3
  • Biuret content
  • Aldehydes
  • Insoluble matter
  • ICP trace elements (P, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr, Ni, Mg, Na, K)
  • FTIR identification
  • ISO Code by Microscopy

Fluid Life takes a consultative approach to help you define and document the scope of your fluid analysis program.

Talk to a Fluid Life representative today to get the answers you’re looking for.