Eaton hydraulic components have a global reputation for quality, reliability and performance. That reputation is built on a tradition of customer service and we stand behind every one of our products. Our Fluid Analysis Service follows that same tradition. We provide our customers with comprehensive fluid testing and diagnostic services, with detailed reports that are easy to understand.
Fluid is the lifeblood of every hydraulic power system. To keep yours running efficiently and effectively, you need to know what’s in it. What you don’t know can hurt you.
We can help you reduce catastrophic equipment failures, maintain optimum component performance, and identify any substandard maintenance practices. Your bottom-line benefit is increased productivity.
We offer testing designed to tell you the most about your hydraulic fluid. We use sophisticated computer programs and laboratory diagnostic equipment such as an Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence and an inductively coupled plasma spectrophotometer.
After we use this advanced equipment to provide the most detailed possible analysis of your hydraulic fluid, we create reports that are always easy to read and understand. By taking the mystery out of fluid analysis, we provide a service that clearly explains the benefits of clean fluid.
The Eaton Fluid Analysis Service is certified to ISO 12025 and offers a full range of tests specifically designed for the analysis of hydraulic and lubrication system fluid. Our laboratory equipment
and test procedures provide an exact analysis of your hydraulic or oil lubricated system, and our drawdown particle isolation procedure ensures accurate results.
We present your fluid test results in a format that is easy to understand. Results typically include these items:
- Results Target
- Trend Information
- Cleanliness Code Graph
Viscosity (ASTM D445): We use this test to determine the viscosity of your oil. Without proper hydraulic fluid viscosity, your equipment will suffer. Incorrect viscosity leads to fluid breakdown, inefficient equipment operation, premature system failure and damage to other components.
Water (ASTM E203): We determine the water content in hydraulic fluid, which helps us predict quality and performance characteristics for the fluid and system components. Excess water reduces the viscosity of hydraulic fluid, which increases the likelihood of adverse chemical reactions and degrades equipment performance.
Drawdown Particle Isolation: Using this test, we determine the insoluble contaminates in hydraulic fluids, insoluble particles and gel-like matter, organic and inorganic. Used in conjunction with photomicrography, the drawdown patch helps us identify the source and type of fluid contaminants.
Automatic Particle Count (ISO 11500): We use a high intensity laser light source and a photo sensor to count the number and size of particles in the fluid sample and then define contaminants according to size distribution and quantities. Automatic particle counting is quick, repeatable and accurate. It provides reliable information we can use to check against ISO Standard 4406, which defines the relationship between particle counts and hydraulic fluid cleanliness. This lets us determine exactly what corrective actions, if any, are needed. The lab is also capable of testing to the new ISO 4406(1999) standard (4μ, 6μ, 14μ).
Spectrometric Analysis (ASTM D 5185): This shows us the concentration of oil soluble elements and indicates the additives and trace metal content in the fluids. We use this technique to evaluate the condition of the additives in a fluid rather than its particulate contamination. Used in conjunction with automatic particle counting, it helps us accurately assess the cleanliness level of the fluid.
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (ASTM E 1508): We perform Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis on samples with extremely high concentrations of particulate contamination. By isolating chemical elements, we pinpoint contaminant types so we can establish their origins, and so you can take corrective action.