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SGS testing laboratories in the USA offer an expanded range of grease analysis, trending and condition monitoring. Regular grease analysis increases productivity and extends the life of mission-critical machinery. The labs track machinery's critical grease conditions, degradation trends, and wear rates, minimizing unplanned equipment repairs, downtime, and disruptions. 

Grease quality and condition tests are performed to ASTM and other industry test methods and protocols. 

Grease testing and condition monitoring include:

  • Wear particle analysis
  • Oil and filler identification
  • Emission spectroscopy
  • RULER Test (Remaining Useful Life Evaluation Routine)
  • Additional tests, including property analysis, compatibility testing, and performance testing

SGS provides Grease Thief© pre-packed sample kits for easy, accurate and efficient onsite sampling of greases. Grease Thief conforms to ASTM D7718 for grease sampling. The method for testing with grease thief for condition monitoring is based on ASTM D7918.

Contact SGS USA for more information on grease quality testing and condition monitoring.