We are proud to announce we are doing live oil analysis testing demonstrations at the British motor show now until Sunday.
Our friends at Car SOS and the National Geographic channel have invited Oil Analysis laboratories to give live testing demonstrations all week. You may have seen Fuzz visit to the lab last season, well that wasn’t a one off as we continue to regularly support the SOS workshop with analysis on vehicles featured in the show, some of which will be shown on the stand during the Motor show.
We can’t fit a whole lab in a couple brief cases but we will be doing some simple lab tests live including a ferrous debris analysis to check how much iron is in a sample and infra red analysis to check how degraded an oil is.
What is ferrous debris?
Ferrous debris is the measurement of anything magnetic in a sample and is an excellent screening test usually on gear oils for high levels of iron. When backed up by our exclusive LubeWear analysis only available in the lab you get the most complete assessments of wear in your sample.
What is Fourier Transform Infrared?
Fourier Transform Infrared or FTIR for short measures the different types of chemical bonds in your oil by their characteristic vibrational and stretching frequencies. FTIR is the oil analysis equivalent of a DNA test as we can determine the exact chemical fingerprint of the lubricant. This means we can identify how degraded an oil is, how much soot and fuel is present and many other chemical properties of your oil.
Did you see Tim and Fuzz?
Can you test my oil?
We are doing live demonstrations on some samples using a couple select tests we have brought with us for the show, but if you want to test your oil and get over 50 separate tests on your sample you can buy our sample bottles through the SOS workshop stand. Not going to be there? Not a problem, you can also buy them from our website.