Aviation oil analysis through ALS has been trusted as an essential maintenance tool for decades and boasts an extensive database of engine characteristics and lubricant performance history.
ALS has custom designed oil analysis test kits to monitor aircraft engines for symptoms of unusual wear, overheating, contamination from dirt, water, fuel and loss of lubricant properties. ALS aviation oil analysis kits can be used for any type of aircraft, helicopter, or oil wetted system such as engine, main rotor, tail rotor hydraulic, etc.
Plus, ALS knows your engine history! We keep permanent files on all aircraft and keep updated histories on all engines. A copy of the complete history and current laboratory evaluation is sent with each analysis report in an easy-to-understand format.
Whether you fly just a few hours a year or log hundreds of hours, you cannot afford not to make regular oil sampling a routine part of engine maintenance. Regular oil analysis keeps you and your mechanic informed about any unusual wear, contamination, and lubricant characteristics.
Yes, oil analysis is designed to be used with any lubricated machine. Engines are excellent candidates for oil analysis because the oil can tell you many things about the condition of the engine as well as identifying various contaminants. Every engine is unique. Engine manufacturers will use different components made of various alloys. When these parts begin to wear, small amounts of the metal is found in the oil. ALS uses a very sophisticated data base which has been built over many years to help identify the different alloys used in components. Whether you have a vintage prop or a state-of the-art jet engine, ALS can help you catch problems before they become catastrophic.
Online via our online service Webtrieve™. With Webtrieve™, you can search for test results, print or email test reports, run management summary reports, and download data. If you want to receive immediate alerts on your mobile device, download our easy-to-use mobile app, and log in using your Webtrieve™ username and password. Go to the Google Play or Apple Store and search for ALS Tribology.
It’s a good idea. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes; you would like to see the analysis on a plane you’re interested in, they will as well. Providing oil analysis will help you identify if there are any things to address prior to the sale.
Having the chance to look inside the engine prior to purchase is smart. Imagine if you could tear down the engine and look at every component for wear? Chances are the seller won’t let you do that. You can however, with the seller’s permission, take a sample and have it analyzed. The results will help provide piece of mind on your purchase.
Your engine oil has to do many things such as lubricate, cool, protect and act as a dynamic seal at the rings which keep the combustion of the fuel focused on driving the piston and not flowing past the rings. The engine oil can break down over time allowing for a decrease in compression. The result of a compression loss is lack of responsiveness, and reduced power with increased fuel consumption. Oil analysis can identify if there is ring or liner wear by identifying applicable wear metals.
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