BETA Laboratory has the following lubricating and insulating oil and grease testing capabilities. Please contact us for a quote or additional information on any of our services.

Oil and Fuel Fact Sheet

  • Antifreeze analysis (pH, pour pt., sp.gr.)
  • Ash content
  • BTU
  • Carbon residue
  • Cetane number
  • Cloud/pour point
  • Color
  • Copper corrosion
  • Crackle test moisture (no charge, included with other services)
  • Dielectric strength
  • Dissolved gases in insulating oil analysis (DGA)
  • Distillation
  • Emulsion test
  • Ferrography - analytical
  • Ferrography - direct reader
  • Filter examination
  • Filter preparation
  • Flash/fire point - open cup
  • Flash/fire point - closed cup
  • Foaming tendency
  • Grease package - quality (cone pt, drop pt.)
  • Grease - cone penetration
  • Greast - dropping point
  • Insulating oil screen (dielectric strength, moisture)
  • Insulating oil quality (IFT, color, dielectric strength, moisture, neutralization number, specific gravity)
  • Insulating oil quality - new oil (IFT, color, dieStr,  moist, NN, PtCt, SpGr, Fl/Fr, pour)
  • Interfacial tension
  • Karl Fisher moisture
  • Lube Package - mills, air htrs, delvac, gearbox, diesel engines (NN, WPC, metals, visc)
  • Lube package - fans, pumps, turbines, compressors, hydraulic (metals, NN, PtCt, WPC, visc. moisture)
  • Metals
  • Neutralization number (acid or base)
  • Oxidation stability testing
  • Particle count
  • PCB in cable compound - GC analysis
  • PCB in cable (extraction) - GC analysis
  • PCB in oil - GC analysis
  • Pentane insolubles membrane filtration
  • Pentane insolubles - percent by volume
  • Pentane Insolubles (COAG) - percent by weight or percent by volume
  • Rotary bomb
  • Specific gravity
  • Spectrographic analysis - oil
  • Sulfur
  • Total halogens
  • Total particulate
  • Viscosity - automatic and manual
  • Water and bottom sediment
  • Wear particle count