OIL ANALYSIS

Heavy Equipment Program Using one of our oil analysis programs enables you to be more efficient with your use of lubricants and reliability tools. Our oil analysis monitors oil samples for mechanical, operational and environmental factors that can affect equipment and oil life. Why choose us for oil analysis? You can be confident you're testing with a company that knows lubricants and knows your equipment.

Lubrication Technologies has oil analysis solutions to service your specific business needs, including Xamine Oil Analysis for Mobile or Industrial equipment, and Xamine Turbine Oil Analysis for mainline turbines.

XAMINE OIL ANALYSIS FOR MOBILE EQUIPMENT

le sample jar Xamine Basic Engine:
Recommended for non-extended drain interval applications, such as off-road usage. It monitors wear and contamination and is recommended for non-extended drain intervals, such as off-road usage.

Xamine Advanced Engine:
Recommended for extended drain interval applications in reciprocating engines such as those found in a trucking fleets as well as construction equipment and forklifts. It monitors wear, contamination and fluid cleanliness, and optimizes drain intervals.

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XAMINE OIL ANALYSIS FOR INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

le sample jar Xamine Basic Industrial:
Recommended for extended drain interval applications in hydraulics, industrial oils and gearboxes. It monitors wear and contamination.

Xamine Basic Industrial with PQ:
Basic Industrial with PQ (Particle Quantifier) is recommended for extended drain interval applications in gearboxes. It monitors fluid cleanliness as well as wear and contamination

Xamine Advanced Industrial:
Advanced Industrial is recommended for extended drain interval applications in all hydraulics and some industrial oils and gearboxes. It monitors fluid cleanliness and optimizes drain intervals, as well as monitoring wear and contamination.

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XAMINE TURBINE OIL ANALYSIS FOR MAINLINE TURBINES

le chart The key to efficient turbine maintenance is routine monitoring of the oil, which ensures that decisions involving the turbine, including scheduling of oil changes and other maintenance, are based on what is actually happening inside the unit, instead of the number of hours, days or years of operation. Routine and in-depth monitoring can provide warning signs early enough to take corrective action.

The Turbine Oil Analysis (TOA) program goes beyond routine industrial oil analysis. Our comprehensive program provides consistent, accurate monitoring of turbine oil for mechanical, operational and environmental factors that can affect the performance and lifespan of the oil and the turbines. This valuable insight means less oil to buy, less used oil to dispose of, fewer labor hours, less unscheduled downtime and longer turbine life – all contributing to a healthier bottom line.

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XAMINE OIL ANALYSIS REPORTS

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The Xamine testing facilities are ISO 17025 A2LA accredited, giving you additional peace of mind that your fluid analysis program is supported by a documented quality system you can depend on to deliver superior testing and customer service.

After your samples have been logged, you can track progress through the laboratory at www.eoilreports.com. Results are available almost immediately after sample processing is complete. A lab consultant, an LE Technical Services representative, and your LE lubrication consultant will all review your reports – ensuring a level of expert support that is unmatched in the industry.

Xamine online reporating software will show you how to get the most from your data through management reports that allow you to effectively keep sampling schedules on track, identify bottlenecks in turnaround time, track unit and fluid performance, and influence purchasing decisions.

LE also performs turbine oil analysis in the LE Technology Center in Wichita, Kan. The LE Technology Center is an up-to-date facility featuring a wide variety of specialized equipment, as well as personnel with the technical understanding necessary to perform oil testing based on customized program requirements. Results are available soon after testing is complete. LE prepares a detailed report for the customer, explaining the data and providing recommendations for any follow-up actions that should be taken. TOA Reports are currently not available online for review.

HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES

le xamine bottle We can recommend the hardware you need to take oil samples quickly, easily and accurately, whether it is just a manual vampire pump or a more extensive set of hardware such as valves, tubes and other accessories. We can recommend a customized solution for you based on your specific equipment needs, making your oil analysis program simpler to manage. For more information about specific hardware offerings not shown on this website, please contact us.
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LE 936-EQ XAMINE™ VAMPIRE SAMPLING PUMP

LE XAMINE Vampire Pump Recommended for collecting oil samples, this Vampire Sampling Pump draws a vacuum of 27 inches of Hg (mercury). The patented tube coupling device accepts any size sampling tube (with an outside diameter of 3/16" through 5/16") without changing fittings.

The sampling tube is inserted through the coupling device until the lower end extends below the top of the sample bottle. When the knurled knob is turned to tighten the seal, the vacuum draws fluid directly into the bottle without coming in

Pressurized Sampling
CheckFluid - KP Pushbutton Sampling Valve (5 to 750psi)

CheckFluid KP Pushbutton Valve CheckFluid KP Series The KP Pushbutton allows for easy sampling of pressurized systems by pushing a button. The push button style eliminates the need for probes and cross contamination risks. To sample, hold the bottle under the spout of the button and then push.

Popular applications: Engines, Compressors, Return-line hydraulics. No probes required.

CheckFluid KP Pushbutton Valve
Features:

  • Unique 360º rotating spout offers convenient sampling and installation without swivel fittings
  • Push button style valve: push to open valve, release to automatically close valve
  • Weather sleeve
  • Rugged spout design with easy to grip knurled cap
  • Variety of thread options for direct installation
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel chain and clip with no exposed springs
  • Install on systems between 5 psi up to 750 psi.
  • Common thread sizes are 1/4” NPT, 1/8” NPT, 7/16” ORB (-4 SAE) and 9/16” ORB (-6 SAE).
  • Not suitable for heavy viscosity gear oils (ISO VG100 max recommended)
Benefits:
  • No probes needed
  • Low purge volume
  • Patented elastomeric vacuum tight seals
  • Automatic valve shut off
  • Easy way to promote best practice sampling. Push to open, release to close (auto shutoff)
Options:
  • Locknut for added safety against vibration
  • Silicon pad for high temperature environments
  • Coloured weather sleeve bands for easy identification



CheckFluid - KST Probe Style Sampling Valve (5 to 3500psi)

CheckFluid KST Probe Style Sampling Valve CheckFluid KP Series Uses SVP disposable or KPB4 reusable probe that is inserted and pushed into the opening to extract the sample

Popular applications: Construction, Mining equipment.

CheckFluid KST Probe Style Sampling Valve
Features:

  • Fast: Sample pressurized systems in seconds
  • Accurate: Taps hot active fluid
  • Reliable: Dual sealing, tested for 1 million cycles
  • Hand sample range is 5 to 750 psi (w/ SVP or KPB4 probe).
  • High pressure thread-on probe sampling (VHKF) done up to 3500 psi.
  • Install on systems between 5 psi up to max of 3,500 psi.
  • Popular style for construction and mining equipment
  • Sample Pressure Range: 5 to 750 psi (use SVP or KPB4 probe)
  • High Pressure Range: 750 to 3500 psi (use VHKF probe)
  • Pressure Test Range: 5 to 3500 psi (use H-KF-4NF-610)
  • Easy to use probe system
  • Rugged metal cap with backup seal
  • Choice of threads and seal types

B Series M16x2 Sampling Valve (5 to 5800psi)

CheckFluid B Series M16x2 Sampling Valve CheckFluid b series Popular industrial Euro-Probe sampling sytle with metric 16x2 thread. For pressure systems 5 to 750 psi.
For high pressure systems 750 psi to 5800 psi. Use the VHBF probe adapter to sample. Use caution when sampling at high pressures. The BF-14NF adapter lets you connect a pressure gauge.
Custom length high pressure hose assemblies are also available for this purpose.

CheckFluid B Series M16x2 Sampling Valve
Features:

  • Metal ball and seat valve allows pressure testing to 5800psi
    (not suitable for air, gas or vacuum)
  • Install on systems between 5 psi up to max of 8,800 psi.
  • M16x2 Minimess style valve popular for hydraulics
  • Sample Pressure Range: 5 to 750 psi (use SBF4 probe)
  • High Pressure Sample Range: 750 to 5800 psi (use VHBF probe)
  • Pressure Test Range: 5 to 5800 psi (use BF-14NF, or custom hose assembly)

Low/Non-Pressurized Sampling
L Series High Flow Sampling Valve (0 to 100psi)

CheckFluid L Series High Flow Sampling Valve CheckFluid kst series checkfluid llt sampling instructions High Flow sampling ports for non-pressurized and low pressurized systems. For gearboxes with built-in kidney loop filtration, the L valve can spec'd without the tube extension (e.g. L14N-C), and installed in an elbow (turbulent flow) location after the pump and before the filter (max sample pressure 125 psi).

CheckFluid B Series M16x2 Sampling Valve
Features:

  • Sample high viscosity oil below 100psi
  • Seals tight to 27 in Hg. vacuum
  • Elastomeric seal. Avoid air, moisture or contaminant intake during cool down
  • Easty to clean, flat face design
  • New SLF 4 high flow probe
  • New extra compact sealed cap
  • New optional higher pressure valve (600psi)

LT Series High Flow Tube Extend (0 to 100psi)

CheckFluid B Series M16x2 Sampling Valve checkfluid llt sampling instructions High Flow sampling ports for non-pressurized and low pressurized systems.

Splash lubricated gearboxes, bearings, etc use the LT Series (e.g. L14NT12) and position steel tube permanently inside (to draw active oil /at least 2 inches away from static surfaces).

LT swivel style is available for bent tube installations (e.g. L14NTS12) to avoid the bent tube from rotating during installation (i.e. after tube is properly positioned inside, loctite/torque back the swivel to complete installation).

Features:

  • Uses extra compact flat face L series valve
  • Consistently & precisely samples oil, VG32 to VG1500 w/o shutting down
  • New tube sizes 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”OD
  • New all stainless 316 stainless steel design
  • New metric and international ports
  • New samples up to 7 times faster than BT series
  • New lower purge volumes

BT Series Tube Extend (0 to 500psi)

CheckFluid BT Series Tube Extend checkfluid BT Series Uses popular B series valve. Easily bend tube to capture active oil in reservoirs and gearboxes

CheckFluid B Series M16x2 Sampling Valve
Features:

  • Consistently sample active oil from gearboxes and reservoirs up to VG220
  • Stainless valve, tube, swivel options available
  • Easily installs in drain, fill or pipe ports
  • New plastic probe
  • New longer lengths available

Grease Sampling Fitting

CheckFluid Grease Sampling Fitting checkfluid products Lube Technologies Monitor bearings & joints at a direct grease contact location

Features:

  • 1/8” NPT port and threaded seal cap

Mounting Options
Port Bushings & Adapters

CheckFluid Port Adapters checkfluid Port Adapters checkfluid Port Bushings Add a valve directly to the port best suited for sampling

CheckFluid Port Bushings & Adapters
Features:

  • Choose from a wide range of BSPP, BSPT, SAE, MPTF and metric thread adapters
  • Standardize on one valve thread and add to an adapter with a common -4 SAE ORB port connection
  • Sampling Pressure is dependent on valve, the thread port or 4500psi whichever is lower.
  • Bushings can be used to reduce port sizes
  • Use bushings as extensions to make sampling more accessible

Inline Connectors and Adapters

CheckFluid Inline Connectors and Adapters checkfluid Inline connectors Add or replace inline connectors at existing hose or tube fitting locations for safe, convenient access

CheckFluid Inline Connectors and Adapters
Features:

  • Install easily into JIC, ORFS, NPTF or hose adapters
  • Reduces sample valve install times by up to 80%
  • Replace a straight or elbow connection with a tee
  • Sample at a turbulent location
  • Sample from return line prefilter locations for best results
  • Adapters use a common -4 ORB valve port
  • New field kits available

Remote Access Hose & Tube Extends

CheckFluid Remote Access Hose & Tube Extends checkfluid Remote Access checkfluid JNT TUBE EXTEND Hose Sample multiple ports from one location saving time, more accurately

CheckFluid Inline Connectors and Adapters
CheckFluid Remote Access
Features:

  • Safe: sample without climbing under or over running equipment
  • Low purge volume wire braid and micro hose options available
  • Sample from the best location every time, not just the most accessible
  • Take hot, live oil samples without shutting down
  • Avoid opening the system to external contamination
  • Attach a low purge volume hose assembly for remote access.
  • Use a high flow L Series sampling valve and reinforced hose for easy access to difficult locations

Valve Mount 1

CheckFluid Valve Mount 1 checkfluid Valve Mount 1 Valve Mount for Install under pressure in Flooded Lines. Add oil sampling and pressure measuring connections easily and safely

CheckFluid Valve Mount 1
Features:

  • Installation while equipment is running
  • After installation connection can stand up to 9000psi (dependent on the valve that is used)
  • Installation in only a few minutes
  • No special tools required
  • System is fully sealed off, no external contamination
  • No cutting open pipes or special adapters required

Valve Mount 2

CheckFluid Valve Mount 1 checkfluid Valve Mount 2 Valve Mount for Unpressurized Installation in Flooded Lines

CheckFluid Valve Mount 2
Features:

  • Add oil sampling and pressure measuring connections easily and safely
  • After installation connection can stand up to 9000psi (dependent on the valve that is used)
  • Installation in only a few minutes
  • No special tools or cutting required
  • System is fully sealed off, no external contamination
  • Install while the equipment is running (Valve Mount 1)

Ball Valve Sampler

CheckFluid Ball Valve Sampler checkfluid products Lube Technologies Portable tool to sample through ball valves, accurately without large purge volumes

Features:

  • Choice of valve (LT and BT), material and tube lengths

AB Breather Mounts and AD Drain Mounts

CheckFluid AB Breather Mount AD Drain Mount checkfluid products Lube Technologies Create a loop for bypass filtration

Features:

  • Combine a top-mounted sampling valve with breather and quick coupling
  • Combine a drain mount sampling valve with sight glass, vent, quick coupling and sight drain
  • Stainless, swivel and metric port options available
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Metal Tube Extend Working Tools

CheckFluid Tube Cutter Tools checkfluid Metal Working Tools Position: tube in the active oil zone for best sampling


Features:

  • Cut: faster, sharper cuts for steel or stainless steel
  • Ream: remove inner and outer burs quickly
  • Bend: provides tightest hand bends for best sampling positioning

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Vacuum Pump

CheckFluid Vacuum Pump checkfluid Vacuum Pump Hand vacuum sampling pump


Features:

  • Take multiple samples without cross contamination
  • Fits standard 38mm bottles
  • Lightweight, durable nylon or acrylic heads with aluminum barrel
  • Knurled knob adjusts to seal 3/16",1/4",5/16" tubing

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Indentification Tags

CheckFluid Indentification Tags checkfluid Indentification Tags Lubrication identification coded tags


Features:

  • Easily match the oil in the container to the equipment fluid when filling or sampling
  • Avoid mixing of fluids and the cost of flushing
  • Add lube resistant labels to a durable stainless wire tag
  • Reduce the confusion of mislabeled lab samples
  • Use your existing containers

CheckFluid Indentification Tags

CheckFluid Tubing

CheckFluid Tubing CheckFluid Tubing Hard tubing for vacuum sampling & flexible for pressure sampling


Features:

  • Use thick and hard walled SER4 for vacuum sampling
  • Use flexible SR4 for pressure sampling

CheckFluid Tubing

Inline Adapters

CheckFluid Inline Adapters CheckFluid Inline Adapters Add a sampling valve at an existing connection


Features:

  • Install easily into JIC, ORFS, NPTF or hose adapters
  • Replace a straight or elbow connection with a tee
  • Sample at a turbulent location
  • Adapters use a common -4 ORB valve port

CheckFluid Inline Adapters

CheckFluid Catch Pipe Stainless

CheckFluid Catch Pipe Stainless CheckFluid Catch Pipe Stainless Add a sampling valve at an existing connection


Features:

  • Install easily into JIC, ORFS, NPTF or hose adapters
  • Replace a straight or elbow connection with a tee
  • Sample at a turbulent location
  • Adapters use a common -4 ORB valve port

CheckFluid Catch Pipe Stainless

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