Oil & Machine Monitoring

CM Chemical & Wear Debris Analysis

CM Chemical Analysis (Standard Analysis)

We suggest the following standard tests for the various compartment types for establishing machine condition and contamination plus a full analysis of the oil to assess its condition. Information is supplied that can assist in variation to oil change intervals and determine machine condition for maintenance planning purposes . CM stands for “Condition Monitoring” which is our primary service.

Engine

  • Water + Metals (Spectrographic)+ Metals (PQ-Ferrous Debris Quantification) Oxidation + Nitration + Fuel Dilution + Soot Content + Viscosity @ 40c / 100c and Viscosity Index.

Transmission

  • For Transmission oils this schedule determines the level of oil cleanliness by Particle Size Analysis and the degree of wear.
    Water + Metals (Spectrographic)+ Metals (PQ-Ferrous Debris Quantification) + Particle Size Analysis + Content + Viscosity @ 40c.

Gear Cases

For Drive oils this schedule determines the level of oil cleanliness and the degree of wear.

  • Water + Metals (Spectrographic)+ Metals (PQ-Ferrous Debris Quantification) + Oxidisation + Particle Size Analysis + Content + Viscosity @ 40c.

Hydraulics

  • For Hydraulic oils this schedule determines the level of oil cleanliness by Particle Size Analysis to ISO 4406 standard and the degree of wear.
  • Water + Metals (Spectrographic)+ Metals (PQ-Ferrous Debris Quantification) + Oxidisation + Nitration + Particle Size Analysis + Content + Viscosity @ 40c.

CM Wear Debris Analysis

Utilising a microscope equipped with a digital camera, our condition monitoring engineers can monitor the condition of your equipment and can provide a very early indication of possible critical wear damage and help assess the root cause of the failure. Sources of contamination can be quickly identified and this technique is ideally suited for larger componentry as it measures wear debris from 1-2,000um in size as opposed to spectrographic analysis that can only measure small particle wear up to 8um.

Ideal for large field equipment such as Shovels or Draglines and critical fixed plant such as turbine systems.

CM Chemical & Wear Debris Analysis

As detailed in sections 1 & 2 this schedule is for critical plant items that require constant monitoring or for predictive preparation for maintenance shut downs. Typically used by large mining houses to monitor field equipment (draglines & shovels) or Power Stations.