Oil Testing Equipment

Oil Testing Equipment

Oil Analysis Patch Testing

Patch Testing

Patch testing is a great way to monitor you oil cleanliness levels. Patch testing can even be carried out on-site by one of our engineers for instant results or samples can be sent to FA-ST for a very FA-ST turn around.

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Oil Spy

Oil Spy

Ideal pocket, toolbox tool for immediate results. For all motor enthusiasts whether private, racing or hire fleets, boat owners, motorcycles, generators, trucks and taxis, coaches... in fact any motorised vehicles. Most owners know their engines and our OILSPY test will help you to fully understand what is going on internally in your engine.

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Bio-Diesel FAME Test Kit

Bio-Diesel FAME Test Kit

The FAME tester measures the biodiesel content in your diesel. It is the ideal tool for onsite testing and will allow you to quickly test the levels ensuring that the biodiesel levels are below the 7% EU EN14214 standard. Results are given within 2 minutes of the sample being tested.

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Lube Oil Analysis Kit

Lube Oil Analysis Kit (LUBEKIT1)

Our Lube Oil Analysis Kit (LUBEKIT1) is the ideal tool for getting a detailed understanding on the quality of your lubricant; we test for any wear particles, contamination that could have entered the system and the chemical makeup of your lubricant.

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Diesel Fuel Analysis Kit

Diesel Fuel Analysis Kit (FUELKIT1)

Our Diesel Fuel Analysis Kit (FUELKIT1) is the ideal tool for getting a detailed understanding on the quality of your diesel fuel; we test for any wear particles, contamination that could have entered the system and the chemical makeup of your diesel

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Coolant Analysis Kit

Coolant Analysis Kit (COOLKIT1)

Our Coolant Analysis Kit (COOLKIT1) is the ideal tool for getting a detailed understanding on the quality of your coolant fuel; we test for any wear particles, contamination that could have entered the system and the chemical makeup of your coolant.

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Diesel Bug Test Kit

Diesel Bug Test Kit

The individually packed Marine 16 diesel bug test-kit can be used to check for microbial contamination of diesel fuels in boats, storage tanks and home heating fuels. The kit contains full instructions of use and results are returned in approximately 3-4 days.

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Oilport 20 - Water in Oil Sensor

Water in Oil Sensor

A hand held instrument for taking readings of water content in all oils and fuel oils measuring % of water saturation. Readings can be taken as % of saturation with 100% being the maximum or readings can be taken in ppm by programming the unit with the known ppm value of saturation of any given oil. The water sensor is supplied pre-programmed for ppm of transformer oils.

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Additional Information

Moisture Measurement

Traditionally, water in oil has been measured by Karl Fisher titration (a method for determining the moisture content of a sample) and expressed in ppm, which is the total absolute water content, thus not giving any indication whether water is dissolved or free. However, due to differences in oil types and difficulty in predicting aging effects, ppm values are often not sufficient. Therefore, relative values like water activity (aw) in % of saturation are useful parameters for setting alarms in control systems and for monitoring water content.

Water Content in Diesel Fuel

Most diesel fuels will have some dissolved water content which is normal and harmless. Typically at room temperature this dissolved water content could be around 200 ppm (0.02%). As water content increases it can no longer exist as dissolved water and becomes present as free water. The water content becomes critical at concentrations of 0.1% and above.

Oil Composition

Modern lubrication oils are designed to hold a certain amount of water in suspension, when this level is exceeded the water becomes FREE and separates from the oil, typically new lubrication oils have a value of >500ppm. Bio-degradable oils generally have a higher level of water retention capability. Pure base oils have very limited solubility, which is related to the ratios of paraffin, naphthenic, and aromatic compounds. The saturation point at 20 °C varies from approximately 30 parts per million (ppm) of paraffin oils to over 200 ppm of fully aromatic liquids, but it is typically between 40 to 80 ppm. Solubility may increase significantly with the use of additives. Oxidation products also increase solvating efficiency. Mineral-based transformer oils typically have very little additives and therefore have low solubility like base oil, whereas lubrication oils with greater amounts of additives generally have much higher solubility.

Vacuum Sampling Pump

Makes sampling easy. Use with the oil sampling kits. Sample bottle screws into the pump head and tubing draws the oil from the reservoir.

More Parts & Equipment

We also have more oil testing and analysis equipment and related parts available to fulfil your oil needs. Here are just some of the other items we have available:

Filter & Filter Elements

Pressure Test Equipment

Flow Meters

Test Points

Oil Spill Kits

Pressure Transducers

Microbore Hose

Pressure Gauge

Flow Turbine

Online Particle Counters

Dessicant Air Breathers