We aim to process oil samples in 1-3 business days in order for you to make time-critical decisions. However, we aim to analyse all oil samples as soon as possible.
Urgent samples can be processed in the same day with prior agreement/communication with the lab.
Oil sampling kits include pre-paid return envelope, bottle, bottle label, component information ticket, sample tubing and small zip plastic bag. We can provide a sample pump at a cost of £25 per pump.
Before taking any samples make sure the bottle, tubing and syringe/pump are free from any source of contamination. This is essential in ensuring a representative sample of the oil to provide you with the most accurate results possible.
You must also:
- Sample the agitated oil / after running component at least 10 minutes.
- Sample the oil at operating temperatures.
- Do not allow external contamination, e.g. dirt / water to enter the sample.
- Check remaining oil level and top up as required.
You will be notified by email when your results are ready. We can issue a PDF report or exception report as required.
You will also have access to our free web-based reporting platform, OMEGA, where you can view results, history, export reports and trend data.
To find out more about OMEGA click here: https://pcmseng.co.uk/services/oil-analysis/omega/
Our oil laboratory is accredited to ISO 9001:2015 quality standards which means our tests meet the highest quality and lubricant analysis management systems and procedures.
We can carry out the following test suites:
- Visual inspection
- Elemental Analysis
- Water Determination
- Total Acid Number (TAN)
- Total Base Number (TBN)
- Infrared Spectroscopy
- Particle Count
- Total Insoluble Matter (TIM)
- Flash Point
- Microbial Analysis
- Coolant Analysis
For more information on our test types, visit https://pcmseng.co.uk/services/oil-analysis/test-types/
Test suites are determined based on component type, environmental considerations and customer requirements. In addition to standard lubricant analysis, bespoke analyses can be produced for:
- Diesel Fluid
- Transformer Oil
Our oil analysis service can be applied across many different industries. We process over 50,000 oil samples each year for clients in the following industries:
- Industrial Plants
PCMS Engineering takes customer support to a higher level from routine analysis and reporting. By combining efforts, we can offer support on:
- Component fault type identification and commonalities analysis
- Lubricant optimisation
- Lubricant recommendation, supply and trial programmes
- Root cause analysis
- Advanced analysis and troubleshooting
- Failure and metallurgical investigations
- Ferrography and wear debris analysis
- Application of supporting CM technologies
- Oil sensors and on-site equipment
The cost per sample for the kit and analysis would depend on the volume and type of samples including carriage cost for delivery of the kits.
To request a quote visit: https://pcmseng.co.uk/services/oil-analysis/request-oil-sampling-kit/