Tribology

Dedicated to improving the health of lubricated assets

TRIBOLOGY OVERVIEW

Tribology: The science and study of friction, lubrication and wear.

Whether you want to reduce costly repairs, limit unplanned downtime, increase equipment availability, extend oil drain intervals or evaluate product performance, we provide the testing solutions to help improve your maintenance practices. We operate as a totally independent oil, fuel, coolant, and metalworking fluid analysis service with the largest global laboratory network in the industry.

With the largest global laboratory network in the industry, we have an international customer base that includes:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing 
  • Mining 
  • Transportation 
  • Lubricant Suppliers 
  • Oil Exploration
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

We offer standard oil analysis packages and over 150 different specialised ASTM tests covering any combination of conditions, fluids, and applications.

Our services include:

  • Oil Analysis
  • Engine Coolant Analysis
  • Diesel Fuel Analysis
  • Metalworking Fluids Analysis 
  • Wear Debris Analysis
  • Consulting and Training

We offer services on a global scale with laboratory operations located in Australia, Asia, North America, South America, Africa, and Europe. All our laboratories provide routine oil analysis, and select laboratories offer more indepth and specialised testing for lubricants, coolants, and fuels. In addition, ALS has bilingual personnel for our Czech, Bhasa Melayu, Mandarin, French, and Spanish speaking clients.

Fluid testing capabilities lists are available as downloadable PDFs from the Tribology Downloads page.