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 Fluid Analysis Services 

The productivity of your machine starts at the NMC Fluid Analysis Lab, Nebraska’s only full-service fluid analysis laboratory.

NMC’s skilled technicians analyze your machine’s vital fluids. We find problems before they cause downtime. Depending on the analysis, some results can be provided within 24 hours. 

Click here to download our fluid analysis brochure.

Oil Analysis

SPECTRAL ANALYSIS

Spectral Analysis monitors wear by detecting, identifying, and assessing the amount of additives and type of wear metal elements in the fluid, confirms if the correct oil is being used and whether fuel or oil is entering from another compartment.

OIL CLEANLINESS ANALYSIS

Oil Cleanliness Analysis uses a Particle Count test for non-engine oil. It detects both metallic and non-metallic debris generated by wear, as well as outside source contaminates.

OIL CONDITION ANALYSIS

Oil Condition Analysis determines loss of the oil's lubricating properties and whether the oil is performing up to specification during the entire oil change period using an infrared analysis instrument.

OIL CONTAMINATION ANALYSIS

Oil Contamination Analysis determines the presence of external contaminants. Fuel, water or glycol contamination indicates problems exist that require immediate correction.

PERCENT FUEL

NMC CAT recently made a significant investment for Tier 4 engines with the purchase of a PerkinElmer Clarus 500 GC. With this specialized equipment, viscosity testing and our knowledgeable lab technicians, we can determine if fuel problems exist in a diesel engine, helping to eliminate costly downtime and repairs.

Coolant Analysis

High engine operating temperatures mandate proper cooling system maintenance. Problems in your cooling system can spread throughout your engine, transmission, and hydraulic system, yet cooling system maintenance is often neglected or overlooked. NMC CAT’s Coolant Analysis detects potential problems before damage occurs. A two-level analysis verifies the proper make-up of your coolant and diagnoses the condition of your cooling system. This allows you to correct coolant deficiencies inexpensively before costly problems arise.

LEVEL 1: A basic coolant maintenance check which determines if the coolant has the right balance for proper heat and corrosion/erosion control. Glycol level (freeze & boil protection), SCA concentration (corrosion/erosion protection), pH (acid level) and conductivity are tested.


LEVEL 2: A comprehensive cooling system analysis. It includes all Level 1 tests and goes one step further by completely analyzing the coolant and its effect upon the cooling system. The tests identify metal corrosion, other contaminants and built-up impurities which point to corrosion and scaling problems before they lead to more costly repairs.

Fuel Analysis

Fuel contaminates can stop a machine cold. NMC’s lab has the ability to check for fungus and bacteria that can cause fuel filter plugging. If you think oil or coolant are entering your fuel, our investment in the proper equipment can detect these contaminates.

 

 

 

 

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Need Help?

Contact us for assistance:
Email: lab@nmccat.com
Phone: 800.628.6025
 
 Download our brochure on proper sampling techniques. Or, watch the video below.
 
Stop by any location to pick up sampling equipment. View your nearest location here. 

Full service capabilities

All makes, all models of Cat or non-Cat equipment

Non-construction equipment

Most fluid compartments, including: Engine, Transmission, Hydraulic Differentials, Final Drives and other gear compartments

Fuel and Coolant compartments