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Market-leading lubricant analyses

OELCHECK is the leading laboratory for lubricant and operating fluid analyses in Europe. Our oil analytics lab in Brannenburg is state-of-the-art. We developed many of the test devices used to analyse your samples in collaboration with the lab equipment manufacturers and geared them towards the specific requirements involved in the investigation of samples, which can be highly viscous or resemble a paste. An experienced team of chemists and laboratory technicians operate over 100 different pieces of analysis equipment in our lab, investigating up to 2,000 lubricant and operating fluid samples each day.

First-class information technology (IT)

"LabSoft" – lab management software

The company's in-house IT department developed a complex, module-based lab information and management system (LIMS). This allows new test methods or additional devices to be integrated easily. The values recorded in our lab are immediately made available on screen for evaluation by our tribologists and are shown in the lab reports. The results of all lab investigations, lab reports and documents sent to us alongside the samples are managed in a single comprehensive SQL database. The relevant customer-specific data can be viewed or accessed at any time using a password-protected log-in at www.lab.report.

"SampleRating" – sample diagnostics software

The "SampleRating" program was developed for OELCHECK tribologists, who comment on each individual sample. As well as values, diagrams, photos and information forms for the sample in question, their component-specific warning and limit values and comparative fresh oil values can be viewed. Samples which have previously been analysed for the same aggregate are also displayed as a trend with values and graphics. This allows the experienced tribologist to detect deviations and their causes quickly and provide a comprehensive assessment and recommendation. Should issues occur, our Brannenburg IT support team can immediately eliminate all disruptions to the programs directly.

Every process in our oil analytics lab is integrated into quality management and environmental management systems. OELCHECK GmbH has been certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1995 and DIN EN ISO 14001 since 2001. DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation has been awarded to the OELCHECK lab for a number of test methods since 2009.

Test method

Test method
Bleeding test (oil loss)
Copper stripe test
Drop point
Dyn. viscosity (rheometer), greases
Elements, AES Rotrode
Four-ball test
IR spectrometry analysis
Karl-Fischer
Oil separation
Oxidation stability (greases)
PQ index
RULER
Soxhlet
Sulphate ash
Unworked / Worked penetration
Visual evaluation
Water resistance

A sample volume of 1-2 g ml is sufficient for most grease analysis test. 
Only for some special test methods we need 12-15 g.

For more details und further information, see the descriptions of the test methods.

For the analysis of PFPE and silicone oils and greases, please contact us via phone +49 8034 9047-210 or email ta(at)oelcheck.de.

Test method
Cetane index, GC
CFPP filterability, fuels
Cloud point
Conradson residue, fuels
Density
Elements, ICP for fuels
Flash point
Karl-Fischer
Kin. viscosity
Pour point
Simulated distillation, GC
Total contamination
Visual evaluation

A sample volume of 100 ml is sufficient for most fuel analysis test. 
For more details und further information, see the descriptions of the test methods.

Test method
Conductivity, coolants
Density, coolants
Elements, coolants
HPLC
IC
pH value
Refractive index
Reserve alkalinity
Visual evaluation

A sample volume of 100 ml is sufficient for most coolant analysis test. 
For more details und further information, see the descriptions of the test methods.

We can conduct these test methods accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 on request.

Contact us to request a quote on  info(at)oelcheck.de or Tel. +49 8034-9047-210.

Test method
AN
Air release time
BN
Breakdown voltage
Chlorine
Density
Elements, ICP ASTM D5185
Filterability
Flash point, open
IR spectrometry analysis
Kin. Viscosity 40 and 100 °C

For the analysis of PFPE and silicone oils and greases, please contact us via phone +49 8034 9047-210 or email ta(at)oelcheck.de.

You will generally receive lab reports for oil, lubricant, grease, coolant and fuel analyses in the all-inclusive analysis kits on the next working day.

The processing time for single tests is approx. 5 working days.


*OPM = OELCHECK test method

 

Single tests

If needed you can also order our test methods for oils, greases and fuels as single tests.

For an individual offer please contact our Technical Service (Call +49 8034 9047-210, Monday-Friday from 8.00 am - 4.30 pm).

Request single test quote