One of the most modern chemo-rheological laboratories in Central and Eastern
Europe isl ocated in the heart of Ljubljana,the capital of Slovenia. It was built in 2017 as a part of the only Slovenian production factory of industrial oils and greases, operating for over 70 years.This combines decades of tradition and experience with the latest state-of-the-art instruments and technology. The laboratory carries out daily quality control of the in-house production, customer service and commercial analyses for the third-party businesses. Highest quality and utmost precision are guaranteed by being VDA, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified. Therefore, we carry out daily ISO and VDA standardised AdBlue® analyses, ACEA and SAE approved motor oils analyses, DIN and ISO certified hydraulic fluids analyses, ISO and SAE approved gear transmission fluids analyses...The complete list of our commercially available analyses and short presentations of our newest and rarest instruments, which can not be found in many laboratories across Europe,may be found below.
This is our newest and most precise Tapered Bearing Simulator Viscometer by King Tannas, which determines apparent viscosity at a
high temperature and high shearrate (150°C, 100
°C, 80°C) according to the motor oil standards SAE J300: ASTM D4683, ASTM D6616, CEC L-36-A90, IP 370. It may also be used to determine viscosity of hydraulic fluids, transmission and gear fluids, printing inks...
The latest King Tannas Mini Rotor Viscometer automatically determines apparent viscosity and yield stress at low temperatures (O°C to-40°C) according to the motor oil standards SAE J300: ASTM D3829, ASTM D4684, ASTM D6821. Alternatively, we are able to adjust the procedure of cooling for other fluids as per your request.
Visco QCTM 300 Anton Paar is our newest Brookfield viscosimeter to determine the dynamic viscosity of nonNewtonian fluids at low temperatures. Standard determines the parameters for gear oils,although we can measure the viscosity of any fluid in the temperature range of 20°C to -70°C. The instrument supports standards: ASTM D2983, ISO 2555, ASTM D1084, ASTM D1824, ASTM D2196,...
Determination of the weld point occurs at certain pressure within 10 seconds. Then upper steel ball rotates under the pressure on the lower 3, which are fixed in the lubricant. The result is given in kg at which the 4 balls welded together.The Load-Wear Index is determined by the size of wear on the bottom 3 balls. The pressure, time and temperature are adjusted according to the specific environment in which the lubricant is used.The instrument is designed to work according to the ASTM D2596 and D2266 with a pressure of 7kg to 1.200kg and between24°C and 100°C.
A probe with an internal thermometer, preheated to 850°C, is inserted into a quenching oil sample, which may also be preheated and, if required, stirred during the test. This
direct method according to ISO 9950 gives a report as a cooling curve diagram, from which the cooling time and the cooling speed may be read and calculated.
Code defining the quantity and the size of solid particles in a hydraulic fluid is obtained by an Automatic Optical Particle Counter. The counter has a source of white light aiming, through a running sample, atareader. The reader detects changes in intensity and transforms them into information about the size and number of solid parts. The results are reported according to ISO 4406, NAS 1638 and SAE AS 4059.
In our modern and certified laboratory, we offer Analyses Packages for fresh and used motor oils, gearoils, hydraulic fluids, quenching fluids, AdBlue®, coolants, emulsions...
A comprehensive list of the analyses we offer may be found below, whereas the pricelist of the Analyses Packages and single analyses is available upon request.
|Apparent Viscosity - Cold - Cranking Simulator||ASTM D5293|
|Apparent Viscosity and Yield Stress - MRV||ASTM D4684|
|Apparent Viscosity at High Temperature and High Shear Rate||ASTM D4683|
|Chloride Determination||EPA 629|
|COD Cell Test||EPA 410|
|Concentration of Emulsions, Determination with Refractometer||DN 25 (internal)|
|Cone Penetration||ASTM D217|
|Cooling Characteristics of Quenching Oils||ISO 9950|
|Copper Corrosion||ASTM D130|
|Corrosion of Cast Iron Chips||DIN 51360/2|
|Density at Temperature (15 - 100°C)||ASTM D7042|
|Determination of Water by Distillation||ASTM D95|
|Determination of Water by Karl Fischer||ISO 12937|
|Dynamic Viscosity at Low Tempertures - Brookfiled Viscosimeter||ASTM D2983|
|Evaporation Loss by Thermogravimetric Analyzer||ASTM D6375|
|Flash Point by Cleveland Open Coup||ASTM D92|
|Flash Point by Pensky - Martens Closed Cup Tester||ASTM D93|
|Foaming Test (24 - 94°C)||ASTM D892|
|Freezing Point of Aqueous Engine Coolants||ASTM D1177|
|Infrared Spectrophometer Analysis||DN 65 (internal)|
|i - pH Value||ASTM D7946|
|Kinematic Viscosity at Temperature (15 - 100°C)||ASTM D7042|
|Level of Oil Contamination by Solid Particles||ISO 4406, NAS 1638, SAE AS4059|
|Load Wear Index||ASTM D2266|
|pH Determination||ASTM D1287|
|Pour Point||ASTM D97|
|Presence of Bacteria, Moulds and Fungi||DN 22 (internal)|
|Reserve Alkalinity||ASTM D1121|
|Resistance to Humidity||ISO 6270|
|Saponification Number||ASTM D94|
|Standard AdBlue Analyses||ISO 22241-2|
|Sulpohanted Ash||ASTM D874|
|Total Acid Number||ASTM D664|
|Total Base Number||ISO 3771|
|Viscosity Index||ASTM D2270|
|Water Hardness Deteermination||M405-2009|
|Water Separability||ASTM D1401|
|Weld Point||ASTM D2596|
|X-ray Analysis||DN 55 (internal)|