Thermic Fulid Testing

Thermic fluid Testing solutions offered comprise a wide range of tests for checking quality standards of oil as well as petroleum products. Among many tests, one that is performed includes Ferrography that is based on separating ferrous wear particles from a lubricant as well as arranging according to size. This is done with analysis through microscope where Ferro gram helps in providing information for identification of wear particle types as well as describes wear mode generating the particles. Apart from this, some of the other tests that are performed include:


Thermi Fluid Testing

Viscosity –

  • The test helps in determining both –
    – Film thickness
    – How readily lubricants would flow into narrow area that separates moving metal parts

Flash Point –

  • The test is used for indicating flash point that indicates how easy chemical may burn

Fire Point –

  • The fire point test is used for detecting higher temperature defined as temperature where vapor continues to burn after being ignited

Cloud Point –

  • The cloud point test defines temperature where wax crystals appear in fuel upon cooling

Density –

  • It tests fundamental physical property in oil & petroleum and can be used with other properties to characterize –
    – Light & heavy fractions of petroleum as well as petroleum products

Pour Point –

  • The pour point test is the lowest temperature where fuel can be handled without presence of excessive amount of wax crystals that form out of solution

Conradson Carbon Residue (CCR) –

  • This test is performed to judge –
    – Amount of carbon residue that is left after evaporation of oil
    – Indicate relative coke-forming propensities

Water & Sediments –

  • The test is judged for volumetric percent of water as well as sediment in middle distillate fuels

Acid number (TAN) –

  • The acid number test helps in measuring acidity of lubricant where acid number is expressed through potassium hydroxide in mg which is needed for neutralizing free fatty acid in 1g of oil

Base number (TBN) –

  • The test measures amount of basic substances in oil
  • It is also used for measuring lubricant degradation in service

Neutralization Value –

  • The test helps in arriving at neutralization value that expresses weight in milligrams of alkali required for neutralizing acidic material in one gram of oil

Sulphur Content –

  • The test assists in determining sulfur content in samples of carbon black feedstock oils
  • The values obtained represent total sulfur content

Distillation Range –

  • The test assists in determining atmospheric distillation of petroleum products through laboratory batch distillation unit for determining quantitatively boiling range characteristics of products like –
    – Light and middle distillates
    – Automotive spark-ignition engine fuels with/without oxygenates
    – Aviation gasolines
    – Aviation turbine fuels
    – Diesel fuels
    – Biodiesel blends up to 20 %, marine fuels
    – Special petroleum spirits
    – Naphthas
    – White spirits
    – Kerosines
    – Grades 1 and 2 burner fuels

Aniline Point –

The test assists in determining aniline point of petroleum products and hydrocarbon solvents