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Laboratory

We have one of the finest state-of-the-art laboratory in the East Africa with the most advance equipment and configurations. It is being operated by a team of well experienced and trained technicians. Together we serve to develop and deliver high quality and standards of lubricant production.(This enables us to achieve high quality and standards of lubricant production). We provide continuous technical support and services to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. Below are few quality tests we carry out in our laboratory for quality control.

Test Facility Test Method
Colour ASTM D-500
Density ASTM D-4052 & 1298
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C ASTM D-445
Foaming Sequence 1,2 and 3 ASTM D-892
Metal Content by Inductively Coupled Plasma(ICP) ASTM D-4951
Metal Content by RDE Atomic Emission Spectrometry ASTM D-6595
Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils by Cold Cranking Simulator(CCS) ASTM D-5293
Total Base Number(TBN) by Auto Titration ASTM D-2896
Flash Point Cleaveland Open Cup()COC ASTM D-92
Flash Point Pensky Martin Close Cup(PMCC) ASTM D-93
Water Separability of Lubricating Oils ASTM D-1401
Pour & Freezing Point ASTM D-97
Copper Corrossion ASTM D-130
Brookfield Viscosity ASTM D-2983
Distillation Range ASTM D-86
Total Acidic Number(TAN) by Auto Titration ASTM D-664
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry(FTIR) ….
Karl Fischer-Moisture Content ASTM D-6304
Penetration of Grease ASTM D-217
Dropping Point of Grease ASTM D-566
Oil Separation of Grease IP:121
Reflux Boiling for Anti-freeze Coolant ASTM D-1120
Freezing Point for Anti-freez Coolant ASTM D-3321
pH Point for Anti-freez Coolant ASTM D-1287

On the other hand, other lab testing services we offer include:

Used Oil Analysis

A program involving testing of used oil samples using our most advance lab and data processing equipment to identify information on the oil condition, matter contamination, and machine wear. Based on the analysis, our experts will present the customer a report highlighting the numeric data for each tests and provide an expert opinion.

The systematic analysis allows lubricant users to control significant equipment maintenance and costs savings as it gives advance warning of failures, thus avoiding the catastrophic failures. A scheduled monitoring program would constantly help extend the service intervals as well as improve the reliability, effectiveness and lifespan of the equipment.

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