Laboratory analyses and services

We offer a complete portfolio of analytical services for determining the suitability of a selected heat transfer fluid for your application. We carry out a determination of the actual level of exhaustion and decrease in effectivity of additives in your media. We assess the decrease or increase in viscosity and solidification point. Detection of possible contamination, etc. We carry out some analyses ourselves in our own developmental and control laboratory. We mediate other services performed on cutting-edge equipment.

Assessing the antifreeze and anti-corrosion
properties of employed fluids

Thanks to our own development of antifreeze mixtures and consistent control of production quality, the CLASSIC Oil s.r.o. laboratory is equipped with the most important instruments for antifreeze mixtures. Thus we are able to provide our customers, mostly free-of-charge and other partners for a small fee, with assessment of the condition of heat transfer fluids from circuits and potential for their further use, proposal for its partial or complete replacement, or an increase in the concentration to ensure heat resistance or anti-corrosion protection. This particularly applies to the following parameters and their determination:

  • Initial crystallisation temperature and solidification point – using a refractometer or a cryostat
  • Density, dynamic and kinematic viscosity at temperatures from -40°C to 100 °C
  • pH and free alkalinity
  • Boiling point, flash-point temperature (closed crucible)
  • Index of refraction (Brix) at temperatures from 5 to 100 °C
  • Specific electrical conductance
  • Water content in alcohols and oils
  • Anti-corrosion test according to the ASTM D1384 standard for 14 days at 88 °C
  • Determining dry matter, evaporation residue or active substances in materials
  • Testing the purity of alcohols, determining the kind of alcohol or glycol by gas chromatography
  • Determination of the presence of methanol in alcoholic beverages or windshield washer fluids by GC
  • and many other analyses ...

Assessing the quality of oils, lubricants and emulsions

The company laboratory is capable of assessing the basic parameters of oils and lubricants, such as viscosity and density, both parameters in a wide temperature range, water content and flash point temperature. The pH values of emulsions can be determined, microbiological tests can be performed and the conductivity and hardness of water can be determined. Further parameters and tests can be mediated at external laboratories.

  • Viscosity (-40 °C to 110 °C), viscosity index, classification of oils according to their SAE viscosity
  • Water content by Karl Fisher titration
  • Flash-point temperature (closed crucible)
  • Density (-40 °C to 110 °C)
  • Pour point
  • Content of abrasion metals or additives (zinc-free - zinkfrei)

Instrumentation

  • Manual refractometer, digital refractometer
  • Julabo cryostat
  • Instrument for determining the solidification (freezing) point according to ASTM D1177 Normalab standard
  • Anton Paar densitometer and viscometer (one of several) connected to an external cooling source
  • pH meter and burette for titrating free alkalies (alkalinity) or acidity
  • Fully automatic self-extinguishing instrument for determining the flash-point temperature (closed crucible)
  • Apparatus for determining the boiling point at atmospheric pressure
  • Automatic professional Anton Paar refractometer with internal cooling and heating
  • Conductometer and pH meter
  • Automatic titrator for determining the water content by the Karl Fischer method
  • Apparatus for the anti-corrosion test according to the ASTM D1384 standard with bubbling
  • Shimadzu gas chromatograph with autosampler

Technical Director

Ing. Jan Skolil, Ph.D. +420 602 624 928 jskolil@classic-oil.cz

Laboratory technician

Martina Válková +420 608 155 115 mvalkova@classic-oil.cz