Oil sampling

Oil sampling
Oil sampling

Oil sampling

Prevent wear and contamination that hurt performance.

Perkins Fluid Sampling

Perkins fluid sampling offers a critical look inside your engine, from the people who know engines. Supported by decades of engineering knowledge, the results can help you save money by fixing issues before failure and optimising operations to control costs.

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Standard oil tests
  • Condition analysis
  • Elemental analysis
  • Viscosity
  • Percent of fuel content
  • Percent of glycol content
  • Particle count
Additional tests
  • Total Acid Number (TAN)
  • Total Base Number (TBN)
  • Water (Karl Fischer titration)
Oil sampling
Trend analysis

For oil sampling, trend analysis - using historical results as the basis for normal results - provides the best indication of health. Any deviation from the trend may indicate a problem. Establishing a trend requires repeated (three to five) sample results from the same compartment. Oil and equipment hours must be accurate. That’s why it’s so important to fill out your sample label correctly.


What is your oil telling you?

Elevated test results Possible sources
Iron, chrome Cylinder liners, piston rings
Iron, chrome, aluminum Cylinder liners, piston rings, aluminum piston skirt
Lead, aluminum, iron Lower rod and main bearings, crankshaft
Sodium, potassium, copper Coolant contamination
Silicon greater than aluminum, iron, lead              Dirt, cylinder liners, piston rings, bearing overlay
Soot, iron, lead, chrome Soot wear on cylinder liners, piston rings, bearings