It normally takes 48 to 72 hours to get the test results. We even give the test results in 24 hours in case of urgent samples, warranty samples and failure samples.
We provide clean sampling bottles, sampling pump and tubing for proper and contamination free sampling. While drawing the sample from the Engine oil sump, drop the tubing down the dipstick hole about half way into the sump. Using the sample bottle provided, collect the sample till the bottle is about 90% filled. Remove the bottle from the pump and seal it with the inner cap. Fill the sample details on the label provided. Paste the label on the bottle and send it to the laboratory for analysis.
While drawing a sample from a multi-component system, always take the sample from the last lubricated component before the filter system. Ensure to use the same sampling point to enable proper data analysis.
You can contact our technical team for more information on oil sampling.
You can send the sample to us by courier / any logistics company. To prevent leakage, use an airtight sampling bottle (which we can provide) and pack it firmly in a carton. Once we receive the sample we will intimate you via email.
If you have any queries sending us the sample feel free to contact our team at any point in time.
We send out the test reports in PDF format to the email address registered with our laboratory. A hard copy of the reports will be sent to you within 3-4 days after the report has been emailed.
Oil Analysis is a quick and easy way of finding out how healthy your equipment is. Oil is analysed for different reasons improving service intervals, extending oil drain intervals, and most importantly for maintain healthy analysis of what is happening inside your equipment
Yes of course, this is what Chem-Tech’s Oil Analysis service will provide you. Chem-Tech® will assess the wear condition at the moment of sampling and check if the equipment shows major anomalies. Also contamination of the oil which leads to equipment wear is detected.
You are most welcome. You can visit the lab or call our executive for assistance. We will be more than happy to help you.
Adulteration of fuel can be due to multiple reasons. Depending on the possible type of adulteration, there are a set of tests which we conduct to confirm the adulteration of fuel.
The grade of the fuel mainly depends on the concentration of Sulphur Content in the fuel. The concentration will determine whether the fuel is BS III , BA IV or a ULSD fuel. Higher Sulphur obtained in the fuel indicates that the fuel does not comply with regulatory specifications.
Particulate contamination analysis measures the cleanliness of fuel by determining the total particulate amount which is not normally visible to the naked eye. Testing of fuel for particulate contamination is conducted by ISO 4406 test or NAS Value test which determines the degree of contamination in the fuel. Higher particle count can lead to fuel filter chocking, wearing etc.
One of the common sources of contamination in diesel fuel is water. Water contamination can lead to corrosion within the fuel system. Microorganisms require water to grow and, since most microbial growth occurs at the fuel water interface, keeping fuel systems dry will greatly reduce the likelihood of microbial contamination outbreaks and its related problems. Measure your fuel’s water content to make certain your fuel is dry. One of the potential problems with microbial contamination is the increased potential for filter plugging. The waste created by microbial growth, rather than the microbes themselves, create a potential cause of premature filter plugging. If there is a known water contamination issue currently or in the past in a fuel system, a check for microbial contamination is recommended. When possible, water should be drained from tanks regularly.
If the viscosity is too low, fuel injection pump and injector leakage can occur. Proper viscosity affects the fuel’s ability to lubricate fuel system components and properly atomize during injection.
Cetane index is normally used to estimate the natural cetane number of diesel fuel. Note: The cetane index is not affected by cetane number improvers. Cetane number is a measure of the ignition quality of diesel fuel. Cetane number is essentially a measure of a fuel's ignition delay: the time period between the start of injection and the actual start of fuel combustion. Generally, fuels with higher cetane numbers provide a shorter ignition delay period than fuels with lower cetane numbers.
Measurement of low temperature operability of your fuel is done by tests like cloud point, cold filter plugging point, and pour point. The cloud point is the temperature at which the fuel begins to display a wax haze or cloud. Use of fuel at or below its cloud point may cause operability issues due to the wax crystals triggering fuel system plugging.
Have an expanded analysis performed on your aged fuel to monitor the effects of long-term storage. In general, diesel fuel have adequate storage stability for normal use. For long-term storage of fuel a fuel monitoring program is an important part of a long-term storage program. Periodic sampling and analysis will provide the means by which to make important decisions regarding your aged fuel, its storage, and its suitability for continued use.
Fuel contamination often leads to faulty injectors, fuel line damage and engine failures. The root cause can be adulteration, water or bacteria within the tank or sometimes even degraded fuel. We can perform analysis to look at the depth of your problem to identify the cause.