Oil Analysis, Fuel and Oil testing and Condition Monitoring Services by OCLS - SitemapOil Check Laboratory Services Ltd - Doncaster
Oil samples are analyzed for water content using the Karl Fischer moisture titration. This analysis procedure is particularly useful at detecting both high moisture contents and trace moisture contents. The process was invented by a German chemist named Karl Fischer in 1935.
The testing process involves a chemical reaction between water and Iodine within a reagent. Iodine is dispensed into the sample in small amounts until the reaction endpoint is reached. The amount of Iodine used in the reaction is directly proportional to the amount of water within the sample. The following reaction takes place (in the presence of a solvent mixture):
I2 + 2H2O + SO2 → 2HI + H2SO4
Karl Fischer titration's are extremely accurate and can give results ranging from 1ppm to 100%. Another significant advantage is that unlike the conventional Loss On Drying method (LOD), this process is not adversely affected by the presence of other volatiles - the LOD method detects the loss of any volatile substance, not just water.
The effects of water contamination can be disastrous and can ultimately lead to catastrophic failure of a machine.
We can then see how the oil condition has changed from its virgin state to its used state and make recommendations as necessary.
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The OCLS laboratory in Doncaster provides custom oil analysis kits, standard oil test services and a range of software support /downloads. Our testing methods include: Particle counting oil test, FTIR oil analysis, Viscosity oil testing, TAN and TBN oil analysis, Karl Fischer Moisture Titration, Spectroscopic Oil Analysis, fuel filtration, fuel and coolant analysis and diesel fuel testing with Flashpoint analysis.