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Turbine oil, lubricant and fluid testing and monitoring services from SGS help keep your turbines up and running.

Industrial Gas Turbine

Properly maintaining your turbine oil lubrication systems improves performance and increases the reliability of your turbine power systems. Our dedicated oil condition monitoring laboratories test in-service turbine oils for condition, wear trending, and overall quality control. Our turbine oil testing labs monitor your turbine lubricants for physical and chemical properties, degradation, contamination threats, wear particles, wear metals, water, and more.

Why choose turbine oil testing services from SGS?

We can help you:

  • Avoid disruptive turbine oil lubrication failures 
  • Track and trend changes in lubricant cleanliness, contaminants, general product integrity and component wear with routine testing 
  • Assess oxidative and service life performance, varnish potential with quarterly or annual testing, along with routine tests for cleanliness, contamination, product integrity, and component wear

A routine testing program is recommended with monthly, quarterly, and annual scheduled sampling and testing actions

A world leader in supporting turbine operations with lubricant and fuel quality testing

As a world-leading provider of testing, inspection, verification and certification services, we offer you unrivaled expertise in turbine oil testing. Along with turbine lubricant testing and monitoring, we provide compositional analysis of feedstock gaseous fuels and liquid fuels, including trace analysis.

Our turbine oil testing programs include:

Turbine oils monthly test program:

  • Appearance 
  • ICP metals 
  • Viscosity at 40C 
  • Acid number 
  • Water by Karl Fischer 
  • Particle count

Turbine oils quarterly test program:

  • Appearance 
  • ICP metals 
  • Viscosity at 40C
  • Acid number 
  • Water by Karl Fischer 
  • Particle count 
  • Conductivity 
  • Color 
  • Oxidation 
  • Varnish potential/MPC 
  • RULER

Turbine oils annual test program:

  • Appearance 
  • ICP metals 
  • Viscosity at 40C 
  • Acid number 
  • Water by Karl Fischer 
  • Particle count 
  • Conductivity 
  • Color 
  • Oxidation stability (RPVOT) 
  • Varnish potential/MPC 
  • RULER 
  • Water separability 
  • Foaming characteristics 
  • Rust preventative 
  • Air release 
  • Pour point 
  • Flash point (COC)

Varnish potential test package:

  • Varnish potential/MPC 
  • RULER
  • Acid number
  • Viscosity at 40C
  • Water by Karl Fischer

To find out more about our turbine oil testing services, contact us today.