Shoco Industrial Solutions Laboratory

Shoco’s Industrial Solutions Laboratory, located in Colorado Springs Colorado, is designed to assist customers optimize the life of their equipment through the monitoring of in service fluids and for the certification of ultra clean lubricants that are proven to benefit customers by reducing their maintenance costs and eliminating unpredicted failures. These benefits include lower equipment wear, longer equipment life, and longer lubrication life.

It is incorrect to assume that fresh oil is clean. In most cases, oil appears to naked eye to be a clean clear fluid with a yellowish-green or golden-brownish tint. Since the lower limit of human vision is 40-50 microns, the harmful 1 to 10 micron microgrit is not visible. Shoco’s Industrial Solutions Laboratory specializes in examining oils for cleanliness at the micro level and is the designated certifier for all of Chevrons IsoClean Certified® lubricants.

Shoco’s Industrial Solutions Laboratory is equipped to perform the following testing:

 

Metals Analysis
(Wear Metals, Contaminant Metals, Additive Metals)

Testing by RDE Atomic Emissions Spectrometer

 

Viscosity (40° C)

Testing by Spectro Vis Automatic Viscometer ASTM D445 Kinematic Viscosity

 

Viscosity (100° C)

Testing by Spectro Vis Automatic Viscometer ASTM D445 Kinematic Viscosity

 

Water (% & PPM)

Testing by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration ASTM D6304

 

ISO Cleanliness Code (Particle Count)

Testing by Laser Net Fines ASTM D 4406

 

Varnish Potential Measurement of Lubricant Generated Insoluble Color Bodies in In-Service Turbine Oil using Membrane Patch Colorimetry ASTM D 7843

 

High Temperature Foaming Characteristics of Lubricating Oils

Testing by foam testing apparatus ASTM D 6082

 

Foaming Characteristics of Lubricating Oils

Testing by foam testing apparatus ASTM D 892

 

Oil Demulsibility (Water Seperability)

D2711 – 11 Standard Test Method for Demulsibility

 

Spectro Q1000 Fluidscan

Testing of in-field lubricant condition

 

Particle Patch Testing

ASTM D4406 – Visual particle testing

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