Specific Testing

1 - Cold Cranking Simulator CCS-2100 (CANNON®, USA):

Description of Instrument:

The Cannon Cold Cranking Simulator (CCS-2100) is a solid-state, Thermoelectrically-Cooled, Fully-Automatic instrument for the determination of Cold Cranking Viscosity (Apparent Viscosity) of Engine Oils.

Applications:

The CCS 2100 is determine to use the apparent viscosity of Multi Grades Engine Oils at low temperatures at shear rates similar to those at starting condition of cold engines. CCS instruments are found in quality control oil testing laboratories, major oil corporation laboratories, Independent Laboratories, Blending Facilities and automotive corporation laboratories.

2 - Fourier Transform Infrared FTIR (Thermo Scientific Nicolet IS5 Spectrometer, USA):

Description of Instrument:

FT-IR Spectrometers are often simply referred to as FTIRs. But for the purists, an FT-IR is a method of obtaining infrared spectra by first collecting an interferogram of a sample signal using an interferometer, and then performing a Fourier Transform (FT) on the interferogram to obtain the spectrum. An FT-IR spectrometer collects and digitizes the interferogram, performs the FT function, and displays the spectrum.

Applications:

The Thermo Scientific™ Nicolet™ iS™5 FT-IR spectrometer provides the ideal performance and fit for product assurance testing and material identification. Driven by award-winning Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ software. It can be used to identify various products but in Lubricating industry it is normally used to identify Oxidation and Nitration in used oil.

3 - Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy AAS ( ICE 3300 Thermo Scientific USA ):

Description of Instrument:

Thermo ICE 3300 Atomic Absorption instrument is a Spectrometer works on a spectroanalytical procedure for the quantitative determination of chemical elements using the absorption of optical radiation (light) by free atoms in the gaseous state.

Applications:

AAS is used to perform elemental analysis in fresh & Used Oil for the conditioning and monitoring of Oil being used in different heavy machinery and engines. Below elements can be analyzed at our facility

Silver(Ag)

Aluminium(Al)

Calcium(Ca)

Maganes(Mn)

Potasium(K)

Sodium(Na)

Calcium(Ca)

Lead(Pb)

Titanium(Ti)

Zinc(Zn)

Tin(Sn)

Phousphorus(P)

Copper(Cu)

Zinc(Zn)

Iron(Fe)

Vanadium(V)

Magnisium(Mg)

4 - Gas Chromatograph (Dissolve Gas Analysis DGA) Thermo Scientific TRACE 13010 USA:

Description of Instrument:

Thermo Scientific TRACE 1310 is basically a normal GC having FID and TCD detector with Porapack and Molecular Sieve column to identify gases in transformer Oil.

Applications:

Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) is one of the most widely used diagnostic tools for detecting and evaluating faults in the electrical equipment. Faults in the electrical transformers can result in the production of gases, which remain dissolved in the transformer fluid. The transformer oil and the insulating materials are broken down into characteristic by-products when subjected to possible fault conditions. These indicative gases that are generated in the transformer provide insight to the type of the fault. The transformer gases formed are H2, CO, and CO2, found along with the hydrocarbons such as CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C2H6 and C3H8. The identification and quantification of these gases can provide an early indication of problems developing in the electrical equipment. This is useful for a preventive maintenance program. Below Gasses can be analysed in transformer Oil

Hydrogen

Nitrogen

Oxygen

Methane

Carbonmonooxide

Carbondioxide

Ethylene

Acetylene

Ethane