K86000 Field Test Kits & Stations for Oil Condition Monitoring Programs


 


 

Field Test Kits/Stations for Oil Condition Monitoring Programs
A comprehensive range of sophisticated field test kits are available for rapid and accurate testing of fuel and lubricating oils. Designed for use in harsh marine and industrial environments, these test kits provide a means to quickly and easily monitor oil condition, identify in-service problems, and prevent expensive equipment failures. The variety of tests can be performed either on field location or in the laboratory, and the results have been independently correlated against standard ASTM and IP laboratory procedures. Every test kit is designed to be easily used by staff members that may be unfamiliar with standard test procedures. The kits/test stations span the range of performing simple manual tests to sophisticated electronic tests, can be tailored to specific customer needs, and come with every accessory needed to perform the proper analysis. Please contact Koehler customer service to discuss how our full line of field test equipment will meet your testing needs.


 

Field Test Products
The field test kits/stations consist of a suite of electronic and/or manual oil test equipment covering tests for diesel engines, gas and steam turbines, compressors, hydraulics, gearboxes, aviation lubes, fuel oils, and much more. Please refer below to the tests you need to conduct and the chart to help determine your best solution for testing.

Density - range: 800-1010 kg/m3 at 15C in vacuum
Quality control of fuel oil purchase and delivery will produce major cost savings. Density measurements are critical for confirming the correct quantities and grades delivered. The combustion performance (CCAI) can be estimated, and viscosities in cP can be converted to cSt. Densities are corrected to standard reference conditions of 15C in vacuum.

Viscosity - range: 15-810 cSt at 40 and 50C
Viscosity is the prime quality of fuel and lube oils, and is used to confirm fuel grade and estimate combustion performance. It is fundamental to maintaining the integrity of a lube oil film, preventing metallic contact, scuffing, microwelding, and wear of sliding surfaces. Viscosity can increase due to insolubles, oxidation, or water contamination, and decrease with distillate fuel contamination.
Three options are available:
1) Heated viscometer for accurately measuring viscosity in cSt of lube and residual fuel oils at 40 and 50C, and predicting viscosity at 100C.
2) Unheated viscometer for lube oil will accurately predict viscosity at 40C. Test time is less than 2 minutes! (15-500 cSt at 40C)
3) Viscosity stick for a comparative assessment of new and used oil viscosity.

Compatibility
- range: as per ASTM D4740
Mixing residual fuel oils can cause precipitation of asphaltenes leading to blockage of filters and purifiers, resulting in serious combustion problems. The compatibility test will determine fuel stability during storage, identify possible stability problems before mixing fuels, and alert to possible sludge formation before any failure to fuel handling systems and costly engine damage.

Pour Point - range: -5 to 50C
Pour point is a simple test and an indicator of the lowest temperature of utility for fuel and lube oils. The lowest temperature at which movement of the sample is observed is recorded as the pour point. Used to predict the need for heating fuels in storage and supplied free with the Fuel & Lube Oil and Power Plant Laboratory.

Salt Water - range: pass/fail
Salt water cannot be tolerated in fuel or lubricating oils. The presence of salt will cause severe and rapid corrosion in any lubricating oil, fuel, and hydraulic system. This simple test provides a pass/fail indication of salt contamination in any system.

Water in Oil - range: 0-6000 ppm to 15%
Water is present in every lube oil and fuel system and originates from many sources. High water levels increase oil viscosity, catalyze system corrosion, promote cavitation, and cause instability of the lubricant additive package. Water contamination represents a direct financial loss, potential corrosion, and microbiological growth problems. Two testing options are available:
1) 0-1.2% or 0-15% test using a manually operated test cell.
2) 0-2.5% and 0-6000 ppm test using an electronically operated test cell.

Total Base Number (TBN) - range: 0-50 mg KOH
The TBN of an oil is the measure of the alkaline reserve or the ability of the oil to neutralize acids formed during combustion. Severe TBN depletion will lead to acidic corrosion and fouling in diesel engine systems. Additionally, low TBN is indicative of reduced oil detergency.

Total Acid Number (TAN) - range: 0-6 mg KOH
The TAN of an oil is the measure of the acids present in an oil (some are additives!). All oils will slowly oxidize during use, which can be accelerated by high operating temperatures or hydrolysis of synthetic lubricants. High TAN is indicative of oil oxidation and is often accompanied by viscosity increase, formation of lacquers, and acidic attack of mechanical components. Monitoring TAN in aviation, gas engine, turbine and gear systems provides a good indication of system conditions and remaining oil life.

Insolubles - range: 0-3.5%
Insolubles build up in engine oils from carbon, dust, spent additives, oxidation products, and wear debris. High levels of insolubles cause wear and fouling. This test provides an indication of insolubles levels in lubricants. Two options are available:
1. A manual test for basis pass/fail type indication
2. An electronic test for very accurate quantitative readings.

Other Test Kits Available
Please inquire about our wide range of test kits available for determination of Acidity, Alkalinity, Aluminum, Ammonia, Calcium, Chlorine, Chromate, Conductivity, Copper, Fluoride, Hydrazine, Hydrogen Peroxide, Iron, Manganese, Molybdinate, Nitrates, Ozone, pH, Phosphates, Silica, Zinc, and other multiparameter kits.


Ordering Information

 

Electronic Test Equipment
Note: E = Electronic Option, M = Manual Option
Please contact your Koehler representative for any special requirements or options.

 

Product Description

Catalog
Number

Density

Viscosity

Compatability

Pour Point

Water in Oil

Salt

TBN

TAN

Insolubles

Power Plant Station Oil Test Laboratory

K86020

E

E, heated

E

M

E

M

E

 

E

Fuel & Lube Oil Test Cabinet

K86010

E

E, heated

 

M

M

M

M

 

M

Oil Test Center - Diesel Engines

K86000

 

E, unheated

 

 

E,
0-2.5%

 

E

 

E

Oil Test Center - Gas Engines

K86001

 

E, unheated

 

 

E,
0-6000 ppm

 

 

E

 

Oil Test Center - Aviation

K86002

 

E, unheated

 

 

E,
0-6000 ppm

 

 

E

E

Density Meter

K86075

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel & Lube Oil Viscometer

K86070

 

E, heated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel Oil Compatability Test

K86080

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Test Equipment
Note: Some manual products are also available as electronic options.
Please contact your Koehler representative for any special requirements or options.

 

Product Description

Catalog
Number

Viscosity

Water in Oil

Salt

TBN

TAN

Insolubles

Water in Oil
(0-1.2%)

K86050

 

M, 0-1.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Oil Test Kit

K86051

M

M, 0-1.2%

M

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Base Number

K86052

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt Water Contamination Kit

K86053

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water in Oil
(0-15%)

K86054

 

M, 0-15%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined Oil Test Kit

K86055

M

M, 0-1.2%

M

M

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viscosity Test Kit

K86056

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insolubles in Lube Oil Test Kit

K86057

 

 

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Test Kit

K86058

M

M, 0-1.2%

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Test Kit

K86059

M

M, 0-1.2%

 

M

M

M


 

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