Taking samples

Routine fluid analysis is critical to managing asset reliability in any marine application. Yacht Samples Fluid Analysis program shows you how regular sampling and TREND ANALYSIS – monitoring test data over an extended period of time – will provide the information you need to continually maximize asset reliability and, ultimately, increase profits

Samples should be taken while equipment is at operating temperature so that wear metals and contaminants don't have an opportunity to settle. Along with the Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) recommended sampling intervals, how critical a piece of equipment is should be a major consideration for determining sampling frequency, as are environmental factors.

Equipment Type Suggested Sampling Frequency Sampling location
Diesel Engines Monthly, 500 hours Through Dipstick Retaining Tube or Sampling Valve Installed in Filter Return
Gears Systems Bi-monthly Through Sample Valve Installed Upstream of the Filter on the Return Line or Out of the System Reservoir
Hydraulics Bi-monthly Through Sample Valve Installed Upstream of the Filter on the Return Line or Out of the System Reservoir

Fluid Analysis Test Packages

Advanced Marine | Oil
Tests Standard Test Method Engines Non-Engines
Elemental Metals by ICP mod. ASTM D5185 Selected Selected
Water % by Crackle In-house Method Selected Selected
Viscosity @ 40°ree;C or 100°ree;C mod. ASTM D445 Selected Selected
Fuel Dilution % Gas Chromatography Selected  
Soot % ASTM E2412, FTIR Selected  
Total Acid Number mod. ASTM D664   Selected
Total Base Number mod. ASTM D4739 Selected  
Oxidation/Nitration ASTM E2412, FTIR Selected Selected*
Particle Quantifier (Ferrous Density) Manufacturer   Selected*
Particle Count (Calibration 11171) mod. ISO 11500   Selected*
Basic & Advanced | Diesel Fuel
Tests Standard Test Method Engines Non-Engines
Elemental Metals by ICP mod. ASTM D5185 Selected Selected
Particle Count mod. ISO 11500 Selected Selected
Sulfur ASTM D7220 Selected Selected
Water by Karl Fischer, ppm mod. ASTM D1744 Selected Selected
API Gravity ASTM D287 Selected Selected
Flash Point - Pensky-Martens (Closed Cup) ASTM D93 Selected Selected
Bacteria, Fungi, Mold Manufacturer Selected Selected
Water & Sediment ASTM D2709   Selected
Ash ASTM D482/IP4   Selected
Cetane Index ASTM D976   Selected
Pour Point ASTM D97   Selected
Distillation ASTM D86   Selected

 

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