SOAP – PATCH - CHIP tests

For Aerospace Engines Lubricants

In aviation, Tribologik® Laboratories provide the full range of oil and filter tests required by gas turbine engines and APU (auxiliary power units) manufacturers.

  • The SOAP test (Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program) detects up to 22 elements that can be present in used oil due to mechanical wear, lubricant contamination, or additive depletion.

  • The Patch test determines the level of solid particulate matter (metal and nonmetal) derived from the aviation filter by filtration method. Detecting these contaminants will prevent accelerated equipment wear.

  • Chip analysis identifies alloy chips found in aircraft components. This test can locate the failure of gears, bearings and more, provided their alloy composition is known. The composition of chips found on magnetic plugs or through patch testing is identified using the ICP (inductively coupled plasma) method and are reported using the AMS (Aerospace Material Specification) number.

  • Particle Counting, Acid Test (TAN), Karl Fischer Water Titration, Flash Point, and more, are also offered to our aviation customers.

All our tests follow the specifications of the major aerospace engines manufacturers.

About us

Tribologik Corporation and Predictive Maintenance Corporation laboratories have been operating under the same management and expertise for over 35 years.

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