Lab Facility

Chemical Testing

Engineered Lubricants employes the following testing methods to identify properties of the sample. Learn more about how these elements may be present in oil.

 X-Ray Fluorescence  (ASTM D4294)
Aluminum (Al)* 

Copper (Cu) 

Potassium (K) 
Antimony (Sb)

Iron (Fe)

Silicon (Si)
Barium (Ba)

Lead (Pb)

Sulfur  (S)
Cadmium (Cd)

Magnesium (Mg)*

Tin (Sn)
Calcium  (Ca)

Manganese (Mn)

Titanium (Ti)
Chlorine (Cl)

Molybdenum (Mo)

Vanadium (V)
Chromium (Cr)

Nickel (Ni)

Zinc (Zn)
Cobalt (Co)

Phosphorus (P)

 
*Results semi-quantitative            
Note: Minimum Detection Limits (MDLs) are based on oil standards. Samples that have high levels of one or more elements may affect the MDL of other elements. X-Ray Fluorescence is matrix sensitive; results may only be relative.

 

ICP (ASTM D5185)
Aluminum (Al) 

Copper (Cu) 

Silicon (Si)
Antimony (Sb) 

Iron (Fe) 

Silver (Ag)* 
Barium (Ba) 

Lead (Pb) 

Sodium (Na)** 
Boron (B) 

Magnesium (Mg) 

Tin (Sn)* 
Cadmium (Cd) 

Manganese (Mn) 

Titanium  (Ti) 
Calcium (Ca) 

Molybdenum (Mo) 

Vanadium (V) 
Chromium (Cr) 

Nickel (Ni) 

Zinc (Zn) 
Cobalt (Co) 

Phosphorus (P) 

 

* Oils and Greases Only

** Aqueous Only 

           

Infrared Analysis (FT-IR Fingerprint) 
Gas Chromatograph Qualitative Analysis 

Gas Chromatograph Qualitative Head Space Analysis