Detect failure conditions early

Wind turbines represent a large investment requiring a high level of mechanical reliability for decades to come. Routine fluid analysis helps you maintain oil integrity, restrict external contamination and detect failure conditions early.

This tool is an essential element of your reliability strategy that helps you mitigate downtime.

Wind Turbines

WE CAN HELP YOU:

  • Detect failures at an early stage
  • Manage your contamination control efforts
  • Confirm oil selection and condition
  • Identify necessary shutdown work
  • Plan and schedule upcoming mechanical repairs
  • Prolong the useful life of your components
  • Optimize your oil drain intervals
  • Better manage spare parts inventory
  • Integrate with other condition-monitoring techniques

Available Tests and Packages

Wind Turbine Oil Analysis Test Package

  • Spectrometry (23 Elements)
  • Viscosity 40C/100C
  • Viscosity Index
  • % Water by Karl Fisher
  • Oxidation by FTIR (Non-Gears)
  • Total Acid Number
  • ISO Particle Count
  • Total Magnetic Iron (PQ)

Learn more about our oil testing and analysis services.

Routine antifreeze (engine coolant) analysis verifies that the right coolant is in service, that correct chemical balances are being maintained and that the integrity of the cooling system has not 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)

Screening Test Package

Routine Tests: Color, Total Magnetic Iron (TMI) Equivalent to PQ Index, FTIR Identification

Sampling Frequency: As needed

Applications:

  • Small Electric Motors
  • Chain Grease
  • Mobile Joints
  • Wheel Bearings

Standard Test Package

Routine Tests: Color, Total Magnetic Iron (TMI) Equivalent to PQ Index, FTIR Identification, Penetration Test (unworked), ICP Spectrometry

Sampling Frequency: 2x per year or as needed

Applications:

  • Large Electric Motors
  • Automatic Greasing Systems
  • Robot Arms

Advanced Test Package

Routine Tests: Color, Total Magnetic Iron (TMI) Equivalent to PQ Index, FTIR Identification, Penetration Test (unworked), ICP Spectrometry, RULER (Remaining Useful Life) of Grease, Analytical Ferrography

Sampling Frequency: 2x per year or as needed

Applications:

  • Large Diameter Bearings
    • Rolling Element
    • Trunnion/Plain
  • Troubleshooting Bearing Failures*
    • Condition-based Grease Program*
  • Confirmation Of
    • Grease Quality*
    • Grease Stability*
    • Grease Compatibility*

*May require additional, triggered, or custom tests. Contact Fluid Life for more information.

AVAILABLE INDIVIDUAL TESTS

  • Penetration Test (unworked)
  • Penetration Test (worked)
  • Penetration Test 1/4 cup (unworked)
  • Penetration Test 1/4 cup (worked)
  • Dropping Point
  • Color
  • Base Oil Viscosity
  • Total Magnetic Iron Equivalent to PQ Index
  • Analytical Ferrography
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Grease Analysis

Learn more about our grease testing and analysis services.

Oil analysis alone is not enough to predict impending machinery failures. Filters trap larger wear metals and contaminants (metallic and non-metallic) over a period of time, thereby retaining both present and past failure mode indicators.

AVAILABLE INDIVIDUAL TESTS:

  • Filter Debris Analysis
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Filter Analysis (Industrial / Spin-on)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Filter Analysis (Spinner)

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.