Oil Analysis

Oil analysis is a routine activity for analysing oil health, oil contamination and machine wear. The purpose of an oil analysis program is to verify that a lubricated machine is operating according to expectations. When an abnormal condition or parameter is identified through oil analysis, immediate actions can be taken to correct the root cause or to mitigate a developing failure.  

Below is an Example of the various sub categories: 

E.g. Online Instruments, Portable Instruments, Software.

Oil Analysis – Portable and Fixed Instruments:

MiniLab 53 is a basic on-site oil analysis lab for condition based maintenance for Industrial Machinery.


Oil analysis provides early indications of equipment wear and identifies the root causes of corrosion.  On-site oil analysis eliminates the wait associated with sending samples off-site and enables immediate decision making.

With three simple test, the MiniLab 53 delivers comprehensive on-site oil analysis, providing immediate actionable results, saving time and reducing costs. Highlights of this system include:

One product, delivering lab-quality analysis outside of the lab

Simplified workflow for the non-expert user, no chemist required 

Simplified operation, data reporting and report interpretation via the TruVu 360 Diagnostic Sets with recommended actions.

Trivector™ – oil and machine health simplified

The TriVector™ is a simple representation of the integrity of the lubrication system and the health of the machine itself. The Trivector indicates the degree of health in each vector.  In order to understand the Trivector condition, one must measure the key physical and chemical parameters of the oil.

The following questions can be answered:

The MiniLab 53 combines three simple tests that take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Oil Analysis Software:

TruVu 360 Enterprise Fluid Intelligence

The Minilab 53 uses the TruVu 360 Enterprise Fluid Intelligence software which includes an Asset Management database and a reference oil database which can be expanded by the end user. 

It provides a standard sample trend reports and Diagnostic Sets with alarm limit templates, diagnostics, and recommended actions. It can support automatic email distribution of reports. 

Color-coded Trivector reports provide a clear snapshot of machinery health by identifying parameters that are outside normal limits.

Target Industries

The MiniLab 53 is ideal for a wide range of industries such as: 

Typical limits for machinery

The most common oil analysis tests and typical alarm limits for several component types are shown below.  Component manufacturers establish alarm limits for their equipment for specified parameters.