Lubricating Oil Laboratory

Lubricating oils work in improving the performance of machines by reducing the friction, keeps the moving metallic parts away from rubbing each other and keeping the environment cool and clean. Lubricating oil laboratory focuses on the evaluation of oils used in turbine and hydraulic lubricants used widely in the power sector.

Various test facilities like Foaming characteristics, water separatabilty, air release value, rust prevention characteristics, rotating pressure vessel oxidation stability, flash point, copper strip corrosion test, particle sizing and counting, TAN, Moisture, viscosity measurements and other test facilities.

Lubricating oil Laboratory has the facilities for evaluation of lubricants as per details are given below.

  • Testing of New Turbine Lubricants as per ASTM D 4304 & IS 1012
  • Testing of In-service Turbine Lubricants as per ASTM D4378
  • Testing of New Hydraulic oils as per ASTM D 6158 & IS 3098
  • Testing of In-service Hydraulic oils as per ASTM D6224.
  • Degree of Polymerization of solid Insulator as per ASTM D 4243
  • Compatibility test of Turbine Lubricants as per ASTM D7155
  • Compatibility test of Hydraulic Lubricants as per ASTM D7752

Contact Details

Dr.P.Thomas,
Additional Director, HOD
Dielectric Materials Division
Ph:080 -22072428/22072421,
Email: thomas@cpri.in /dmd@cpri.in
Mob: 9449040168