OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM
We monitor your oil with methods developed by Caterpillar and designed to evaluate the condition of your machine components, not just the condition of your oil.

 
WEAR RATE ANALYSIS

  • Detects the amount and type of wear metal elements present
    • When samples are taken at regular intervals these elements can be trended to often spot the onset of a progression towards failure
    • When classic wear element combinations are observed the source of rapid wear can often be determined
  • Monitors elements such as silicon that indicate dirt entry into the system Monitors certain additive levels in the oil
 
OIL CLEANLINESS ANALYSIS

  • 70% of hydraulic system failures are caused by some form of contaminant
  • Particle count analysis is used to detect metallic and non-metallic impurities in oil such as friction disc material or contamination, that are otherwise undetectable
  • Combined with wear rate analysis this provides a more comprehensive evaluation of hydraulic and power train component health
 
OIL CONDITION ANALYSIS

  • Determines lubrication properties of your oil.
  • Infrared analysis is used to test for soot, sulphation, oxidation and nitration, determines the extent of oil deterioration and if your oil is performing to spec
DETECTION OF FUEL, WATER & GLYCOL

  • Fluid contaminants can degrade oil performance rapidly and are often signs of problems elsewhere that could require immediate attention
 
VISCOSITY

  • Is a measure of your oilís lubricity, or its ability to lubricate your machineís internal moving parts
 
ADDITIONAL TESTS

  • TAN (Total Acid Number)
    Is a measure of the build-up of acidic by-products in your oil which can lead to corrosion and premature wear of internal metallic components
  • TBN (Total Base Number)
    Is a measure of your oilís alkalinity reserve and itsí ability to neutralize acidic contaminants and preventing corrosion
  • Both TAN and TBN numbers can help to indicate when your oil should be changed
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone: (416) 667-5937 or 1 (866) 9-SOS-LAB
Email:catfluidanalysislabgroup@toromont.com
  Main Office:   548 Edgeley Blvd.,
Concord, Ontario, L4K 4G4

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