Chemical-physical analyses

Extensive analyses of fresh and used oils for engine, transmission and industrial oils as well as greases and fuels can be carried out in the chemical-physical laboratories. More than 350 analytical methods according to DIN, EN, ISO, CEC, GFC, ASTM and OEM specifications are used for the accompanying lab analysis of in-house engine and vehicle tests as well as the testing of external samples from the oil, additive, automotive and supplier industries.

Range of services

  • Standard analysis (Noack, flash point, pour and cloud point, foaming behaviour, density, ash)
  • Kinematic viscosities (KV40, KV100, VI, Stabinger viscosities)
  • Dynamic viscosities (CCS, MRV, HTHS, UHSV, Brookfield, Scanning Brookfield etc.)
  • Gas chromatography (sim. distillation, fuel content, volatile compounds)
  • IR spectroscopy (carbon black content, oxidation, nitration)
  • Titrations (TAN, TBN, ipH, neutralization number, water content)
  • Deposit tests (DIN Deposit, TEOST, MCT, PCT)
  • Element contents (ICP, RFA, nitrogen analyzer)
  • Oxidation tests (CEC, GFC, DKA, Daimler, PSA, Renault, ZF, etc.)
  • Oxidation resistance by HPDSC (CEC, PSA, ASTM)
  • Corrosion tests (steel corrosion, copper corrosion, non-ferrous metal test, etc.)
  • Elastomer compatibility tests (CEC, Daimler, VW, ZF, etc.)
  • E-mobility (breakdown voltage, thermal and electrical conductivity, dielectric loss factor, heat capacity)
  • Tribometer (oscillation friction rig)
  • Grease analysis (flow pressure, cone penetration, oil separation, copper strips, solid materials)