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Mecoil Laboratory analyzes used lubricating oil samples coming from national and international industrial plants and applications.
The main target of used oil analysis is to seek for “weak signals”, hidden in the fluid, that can help technicians to make the right choices, in order to preserve the equipment integrity.
In the Mecoil Lab, used oil samples are analyzed for many parameters, using several methods. Analysis results are transfered on an internal database and managed via a Mecoil-developed software system (“Permantenere”), that also allows a logged customer to check the results trend and compare samples, having in this way a sort of “tribological history” for each machinery.
Some tests, such as Viscosity, Total Acid Number or Karl Fischer, are well known and find many applications in other petroleum analysis fields. Some other methods, such as RDE Spectrometry or Lasernet Fines, have been expressively designed for used oil analysis.
Thanks to this ability in “reading” from a dirty fluid the condition of its parent machinery, it is possible to know if a damage occurred to an equipment and its severity, within seconds. The used oil sample is processed without the need of dilution, in order to ensure a high results reproducibility, essential for an effective trend analysis.