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Physical Properties Testing

Lubricants have a wide range of properties that impact their physical and chemical properties.  Some of the main properties of lubricants, which are usually indicated in the technical characteristics of the product, are flash point, fire point, specific gravity, color, and appearance.   As the lubricants are monitored in operation, the results are an indicator of change decreasing in the concentration of additive elements and increase in concentration for wear elements. Different trends can be observed for various physical properties.

This testing can detect fuel dilution of lubrication oil, dirt contamination, antifreeze in the oil, excessive bearing wear, and more. From the essential physical properties testing to complexities of data comparison and/or interpretation, Savant Labs look forward to offering our decades of experience and quality services to meet your lubricant testing needs.

ASTM International Method
ASTM D86 Modified Distillation by Gas Chromatograph
ASTM D92 Fire Point, Cleveland Open Cup
ASTM D92 Flash Point and Fire Point, Cleveland Open Cup
ASTM D92 Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup
ASTM D93 Flash Point, Pensky-Martins Closed Cup
ASTM D156 Color (Saybolt Chromometer Method)
ASTM D240 Gross Heat of Combustion (Specify BTUs/gallon or /pound)
ASTM D287 API Gravity of Crude Petroleum / Petroleum Products (Hydrometer)
ASTM D323 Reid Vapor Pressure
ASTM D566 Dropping Point Grease
ASTM D924 Dissipation/Power Pactor
ASTM D972 Evaporation Loss (Grease)
ASTM D1218 Refractive Index & Refractive Dispersion
ASTM D1298 Density / API Gravity, Hydrometer
ASTM D1331 Surface and Interfacial Tension
ASTM D1401 Emulsion Characteristics / Water Separability
ASTM D1500 Color
ASTM D2008 UV Absorbance to Absorptivity
ASTM D2155 Auto-Ignition Temperature (Hydraulic Fluids)
ASTM D2265 Dropping Point
ASTM D2500 Cloud Point
ASTM D2709 Water & Sediment
ASTM D2717 Thermal Conductivity
ASTM D2879 Vapor Pressure by Isoteniscope
ASTM D4052 Specific Gravity (Includes API Gravity)
ASTM D5800 Noack Volatility
ASTM D6371 Cold Filter Plug Point
ASTM D6375 Noack Volatility by TGA
ASTM D6417 Simulated Distillation by Gas Chromatography
ASTM D6793 Bulk Modulus, Up to 80°C
ASTM D7619 / ISO 4406 Particle Count & Sizing (Diesel Fuels)
ASTM E659 Auto-Ignition Temperature, Liquid Chemicals
ASTM E1269 Specific Heat
ISO 4406 Particle Count
SAVLAB APP Appearance
SAVLAB LPYC Density, Pycnometer
SAVLAB MIC Microscopy
SAVLAB PH pH Determination
SAVLAB RBP Reflux Boiling Point