KSL Laboratory Services

KSL's laboratory’s high degree of technical expertise and on-site experience provides personal service and support to assist manufacturing, quality, and environmental departments in the industrial lubricants industry.

Our complete and comprehensive laboratory, staffed by chemists specializing in lubrication technology, can determine which products will give you optimum quality performance, minimum downtime and lower maintenance costs. If a custom-blended product will provide better or more economical service, KSL can formulate and supply such technology.

Many of the tests demanded by our industry in the list below are performed on a daily basis to provide support for product recommendations, product development, quality control, fluid monitoring, and evaluation of waste fluids, oils and lubricants. In addition to testing services, KSL laboratory also provides material safety and technical data sheets, lab reports and fluid monitoring reports. Our customers are encouraged to take advantage of our laboratory services to gain the fullest potential benefits from KSL technology wherever it is applied in their manufacturing process.

Laboratory Services
Laboratory Tests
X-Ray Fluorescence ASTM D4294 Water Hardness  
ICP ASTM D5185 Cast Iron Chip Test ASTM D4627
Viscosity, cSt @ 40 & 100C ASTM D445 Quench Analyzer ASTM D6200
Viscosity Index Division 2 GM Quenchometer ASTM D3520
Brookfield Viscosity, cP Particle Count   4-Ball Wear Test ASTM D4172
Gravimetric Solids Analysis ASTM D4898 Copper Corrosion ASTM D130
Water by Karl Fischer - Volumetric Method ASTM D4377 Humidity Cabinet Testing  
Water & Sediment by Centrifuge Method ASTM D4007 Galvanic Corrosion Testing  
FTIR Analysis Color ASTM D1500 Aniline Point ASTM D611
Total Acid No./ Neutralization No. ASTM D974 Conductivity  
Flash Point - Cleveland Open Cup ASTM D92 Distillation Range ASTM D1078
Flash Point - Pensky Martens Closed Cup ASTM D93 Gas Chromatography Analysis  
Flash Point - TAG Closed Cup ASTM D56 Pour Point ASTM D6749
Reserve Alkalinity   Water Separability of Petroleum Oils ASTM D1401
pH ASTM E70 Solids - Evaporation Test ASTM D2369
Bacteria, Fungus & Yeast Counts Acid Split Test   Pentane Insolubles ASTM D893  
Tapping Torque Efficiency Testing   API or Specific Gravity ASTM D4052
Saponification No. ASTM D94 Foam Test