ALS provides services to support in-house quality control testing and production support for lubricant blend plant facilities.
The implementation of additives to a base stock is a lengthy process and has many possible potentials for error. ALS offers testing services to ensure blend plants are maintaining a consistent level of quality and distributing a uniform product.
Companies involved in research, product development, and quality assurance can also use in-service oil analysis for application and market intelligence. Lubricant manufacturers, chemical additive companies, base oil suppliers, component manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers all have gained insight for their respective markets using in-service oil analysis data.
ALS operates the largest global fluid analysis laboratory network. Our laboratories in Australia and North America maintain ISO and/or NATA accreditation for quality assurance and expertise. ALS can be a partner to help maximise your equipment reliability and performance.
ALS also provides comprehensive reporting and all results are made available on our web based reporting system, Webtrieve™.
The development of a lubricant relies on understanding the position of an existing product and how it relates to the current application and performance desires.
Data on physical performance characteristics of how base oils and additives behave under stress is initially achieved in controlled laboratory experimentation. When a product shows promise, it is manufactured and samples are trialed in the field for application feedback.
In-service oil analysis provides performance information on the base oils and additives in a wide variety of functions within lubricants.
Additive companies can assess the viability of a new or improved chemistry. Lubricant blenders can determine if their formula is robust. Component and equipment manufacturers will have vital information on reliability of the parts and components.