Lubricating & Hydraulic Oil Analysis

Maintaining your rotating or moving plant items is critical to the operation of your plant and business. Managing your assets on site and having pre-defined maintenance schedules allows you to plan work and outages at a time convenient to you and your business requirements, as well as minimising disruption to your production schedule which could be costly. 

The oil contained within your plant items is the life blood of your business as as such should be regularly tested to mitigate any potential risk to assets or the running of your business. 

At ChemTX we can work with you to develop a sampling plan or strategy. If required, we can provide the correct sampling equipment (Bottles, syringes, taps and labels) to allow you to correctly take an oil sample from your rotating or moving plant. 

The following list of analytical tests are available to determine the condition of your oil or rotating/moving plant. 

  • Wear Metals by Rotating Disc Optical emission Spectroscopy
  • Water Content
  • Total Acid Number (TAN)
  • Colour (Visual or ASTM method)
  • Appearance
  • Odour
  • Particle Count / ISO cleanliness code
  • Viscosity
  • Density
On completion of analysis we provide you with a report of your analytical results.

Should you wish any further information in relation to the analysis of lubricating or hydraulic oils please contact us by email or by telephone on +44(0)1698 767979.


Sampling is the most important part of the whole process. A good sample yields results which are a true reflection on the condition of your asset. 

Speak to us about sampling or to arrange training.


Oil Analysis is carried out by Chemists and Laboratory Technicians using state of the art laboratory equipment.

Our in house methods follow current British Standards methodology.

We are an ISO9001:2015 accredited company for “Testing of Transformer Insulating Fluids from High Voltage Electrical plant”



In addition to your sample results, we aim to provide you with information from the various evaluation tools available to us, helping you to make good engineering decisions on the condition of your asset.  

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