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Savant Labs
A World of Lubrication Understanding

Oil and Fluid Testing

As a world-class independent test laboratory and research center, Savant Labs offer standardized and custom-designed lubrication testing methods to assess lubricant quality and performance. Savant performs a wide range of analytical and simulated bench tests on engine oils, ATF, gear oils, hydraulic fluids, greases, and other lubricants. Savant Labs offers one of the broadest lubrication testing slates in the industry with over 200 test methods and techniques. We look forward to offering our decades of experience to meet your lubricant testing needs with Savant's quality services.
 
Our expertise, precision, fast turnaround and customer service will ensure a great experience for your next testing project.

Tests by Application

Tests by Category

Choice of Turnaround Times

Our fee structure is designed to give customers a choice depending on the urgency of testing requested.  The turnaround times listed below apply to most tests, although certain specialized analyses may require additional time. 
 
Standard Service: Delivery of data to customer by email within ten (10) working days of receipt of sample.  (Standard Prices)       
 
Expedited Service: Delivery of data to customer by phone or email within five (5) working days.  Expedited service may not be available for all tests. (30% Surcharge)   
 
Rush Service: Delivery of data to customer by phone or email within three (3) working days. Some tests require more time to complete and are not able to be included in our rush service. (50% Surcharge)   
 
24 hr. Service: Delivery of data to customer by phone or email within one (1) business day of sample check-in. This service must be scheduled by phone and is only available for certain tests. Please call to schedule. (100% Surcharge)   

Volume Discounts

The following discounts apply per single purchase or single release against a blanket purchase order. Multiple Oils:

  • 10% Discount - Six to eleven oils receiving the same test. 
  • 20% Discount - Twelve or more oils receiving the same test.
Testing projects requiring expedited and RUSH service are not subject to discounts.

Payment Terms

Net 30 days with approved credit.  A purchase order is required unless other arrangements have been made.  A late payment charge of 1.5% per month (18% annual rate) may be applied to past due invoices. 
Payments should be made payable and mailed to:

     Savant, Inc.
     4800 James Savage Rd.
     Midland, MI  48642 USA

MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit cards are also accepted.                           

Sampling Supplies

If desired, plastic sample bottles in a variety of sizes with shipping boxes can be purchased for $5 each. Please specify bottle size.
Re-usable hand-powered pump with 100 feet of disposable plastic tubing can be purchased for $120. Additional plastic tubing can be purchased for $25 / 100 feet.

Sample and Data Storage

Customer oil and grease (non-flammable) samples submitted for testing are kept on site for a minimum of one year from date of receipt.  Sample retains from fuels and other flammable samples will be disposed of upon final report completion. Other arrangements can be made for the storage or return of non-flammable lubricant samples at the customer's request.  Copies of reports and raw test data are kept by Savant Labs for a minimum of five years.

Interpretation and Consulting  

As a research and testing laboratory, Savant is particularly well qualified to offer interpretation of test results and technical advisory services regarding lubricant performance, formulation or applications.  We specialize in solving problems related to the measurement of critical lubricant properties. Interpretation and consulting services should be arranged in advance and will be quoted at an additional charge.

Test Authorization Form

Customers are asked to enclose a copy of the Savant Test Authorization Form with every set of samples sent to Savant Labs for lubrication testing.

Safety Data Sheets

Customers are requested to include a safety data sheet for every type of sample sent to Savant Labs. If you are unable to supply a valid safety data sheet for your sample(s), contact us for further instruction.