Lubricants: Rheology, Rheo-microscopy and Thermal Analysis

Rheology, Rheo-microscopy and Thermal Analysis testing provides a wealth of information to the lubricants industries for product development, process design and quality control applications. Our testing services, expert advice and practical consultancy support will help you measure and predict the critical quality attributes of your oil and grease products.

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Utilising our in-house high performance rheometers, viscometers, texture analysers and thermal conductivity instruments, testing capabilities and years of professional experience we can test, measure and analyse greases and oils under conditions or parameters that suit your products’ requirements. These include:

New Product Development:

  • Understanding rheological properties of a new formulation
  • Benchmarking against previous formulations or competitors
  • Visual imagery of a grease structure or oil

Process Design:

  • Plant specification for pumping, mixing and filling
  • Flow through heat exchangers
  • Identifying the impact of high shear processes on final product rheology
  • Understanding melting and cooling processes

Quality Control:

  • Outgoing batch to batch quality testing
  • Stability and shelf life predictions.

We have provided physical characterisation assistance to the following clients in the lubricants industry:

Lubrizol, Infineum, and ExxonMobil.

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