Our independent lubricant analysis and advisory service helps clients obtain maximum machinery efficiency and reliability, through an unbiased analysis of currently used and newly sourced lubricants.
Lubricant analysis is looking for trends in machinery operational characteristics, specifically wear metals, as well as if the lubricant remains within its specification for the specific machinery item it is being used in. As lubricants are put under extreme mechanical, environmental and chemical stress, degradation could occur over time.
Acting timely and effectively reduces operational and maintenance costs while improving machinery uptime and system performance. This is achieved by analyzing lub. oil characteristics over time to identify degradation and by benchmarking new lubricants before they are added to the system. However, this process also requires a more complex approach, with machinery registrations and lubricant types associated to each specific item of machinery. These analyses are repeated on a regular basis to ensure key items of machinery on a vessel are complying to classification society requirements, as an example.
Independent lubricant oil testing performed by MARLAB’s extensive network of ISO17025 accredited-only laboratories:
A well-lubricated system ensures asset protection, lower operating costs and reduces GHG emissions. Our team of experts can help you maintain the quality in your lubricants and greases through our Oil Condition Monitoring (OCM) program.