Manufacturing & Food Oil Analysis

Due to the nature of the food industry’s high cleanliness standards, experience has shown there is a extreme potential for contamination of the oil by water washdowns and product ingress. Monition understand the loss of a machine is not only a cost in replacement but can lead to potential loss of production and product.

Monition has significant experience working in the food sector with over 20 years direct experience. Using the extensive data base from the historical results from its own laboratory on all types of food process equipment, it has developed a range of optimised alarm sets for many production line applications.

Monition have created focused oil analysis programs for:-

Manufacturing & Food Oil Analysis

Reasons for Construction Oil Analysis

Small samples of used oil can reveal an incredible wealth of information regarding the health and condition of both the machine and the lubricant that is in use to protect its components. Managed Oil Services can analyse the lubricants from your construction machinery, returning concise information summarising the wear state of your equipment.

  • detailing oil condition & fitness for continued component protection
  • offering recommendation in the event that corrective maintenance is deemed necessary to prevent expensive, unscheduled downtime

Using various methods of lubricant and debris analysis, a detailed picture of water and contamination causes can be identified and trended over time to allow early response to potential failures. Oil analysis provides precise information concerning both the health of machinery components and the effectiveness of current lubrication protection.

  • Oil analysis will detect the ingress of dirt, water or other contaminants into machinery - providing a warning when oil effectiveness is compromised
  • All construction machinery produces microscopic wear particles through normal, everyday operation
  • Regular analysis identifies accelerated wear early - i.e. when a component begins to deteriorate - allowing preventative action to be scheduled before a failure occurs
  • The chemical balance of lubricants and additive packages is critical & many factors can contribute to an oil'wearing out' prematurely. Tribology monitors oil chemistry to warn when lubrication and additive packages are approaching the end of its operational life
  • Ineffective lubrication is the single biggest cause of machinery failures - oil analysis provides the 'window' into understanding and controlling the quality of lubrication within your machinery.

You can contact Monition to discuss a no-obligation site-visit and consultation. Call us today on +44 (0) 1909 722000 or email

Laboratory Tests

Monition's Oil Analysis Laboratory offers a comprehensive suite of testing services. Analysis is optimised for customer requirements and specific machine components.

  • ICP AES (Inductively Coupled Plasma, Atomic Emission Spectroscopy) Elemental Analysis
  • Viscosity (Kinematic viscosity at 40°C and/or 100°C)
  • FW (Ferrous Wear Index / PQ)
  • Water Content
  • TIM (Total Insoluble Matter) (A measure of Soot and oxidation products)
  • Soot
  • Dielectric analysis of Chemical Index and Contamination
  • TAN (Total Acid Number)
  • TBN (Total Base Number)
  • Infra-red
  • Advanced Analysis on Request
Construction Oil Analysis Sampling Procedure

Monition's ISO 9001:2000 Accredited Service Includes:-

You can contact Monition to discuss a no-obligation site-visit and consultation. Call us today on +44 (0) 1909 722000 or email

Safecontractor Approved
Institute of Asset Managment Membership
Railway Industry Qualification Scheme
ISO 9001 Registered

Bondhay Complex, Whitwell Common, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3EH, United Kingdom
Tel: 01909 722000 | | Company Number: 02218477