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Turbine Oil Analysis

Why Perform Premium Testing for Lubricating Oils?

  • Depth of Analysis - If Routine Oil Analysis is the 'check-up', Premium Testing is the in-depth 'MRI Scan', allowing you to pinpoint fundamental properties of your fluid and equipment.
  • Wide Range of Diagnostics - MRT's suite of testing lets their customers test everything from fluid oxidation, to antioxidant health, to foaming tendency, and more.
  • Relative Low Cost and Fast Turn-Around - Most premium testing can be completed at similar turn-around times to routine testing, and the increase in fundamental understanding of fluid and equipment conditions leads to even greater value.

Our Oil Analysis Framework is based on Proven ASTM Methods

Best-in-practice advanced test packages have been established in two ASTM methods: ASTM D4378, "Standard Practice for In-Service Monitoring of Mineral Turbine Oils for Steam, Gas, and Combined Cycle Turbines" and ASTM D6224, "Standard Practice for In-Service Monitoring of Lubricating Oil for Auxiliary Power Plant Equipment".

Confidently Extend the Life of a Lubricant With Premium Testing

We highly recommend going beyond the first level of oil analysis condition monitoring by incorporating our Premium Program advanced testing package. Together we help our clients finalize the list of lubricants to include in the Premium Program.

There’s a difference in the test package, depending on the type of equipment, the chemistry of the lubricant, and the optimal time between oil changes. MRT also offers comprehensive compatibility testing for lubricating oils.

We Customize Premium Testing to Match the Application

Every 6 Months ASTM Procedure Usefulness
Membrane Patch Colorimetry D7843 Varnishing potential, soluble contaminants
Ultra Centrifuge - Varnishing potential, insolube contaminants
RULER D6971 Remaining useful life of the lubricant
Every 12 Months ASTM Procedure Usefulness
Water Separability D1401 Release water, prevent oxidation
Air Release Characteristics D3427 Release entrained air, prevent oxidation/wear
Foaming Characteristics D892 Dissipate foam, maintain lubrication
RPVOT D2272 Remaining useful life of the lubricant
Rust Prevention D665 Prevent rusting by water contamination

Premium Testing Methods

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