Lubricant and fluid wear metals testing.

Intertek Caleb Brett

Wear metals testing in lubricants, oils and other machine fluids helps clients avoid expensive damage and downtime to high value engines, gears, generators, turbines and other important equipment.

Early detection of wear metals in lubricants and greases improves machinery reliability, especially if done as part of a professional oil condition monitoring program.

Intertek wear metals testing detects the presence of suspected metal wear contamination, down to parts per million range (ppm), and is an early warning for impending machinery damage or failure.

Wear metals tested:

  • Iron (Fe)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Tin (Sn)
  • Nickel (Ni)
  • Aluminum (Al)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Silver (Ag)
  • Titanium (Ti)
  • Vanadium (V)
  • and other trace metals

Intertek oil condition testing laboratories also analyze lube additives, debris, and other contaminants. Expert ferrography services are available. 

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