As more than half of the bearing failures that occur within chiller systems are due to lubrication issues, oil analysis is a critical part of a good maintenance program.
Testing HVAC chillers ensures that equipment condition is within safe operating ranges, refrigerants are contaminant-free and lubrication is taking place as specified so that cost effective maintenance can be scheduled and unplanned downtime avoided. Successful programs cost just a fraction of replacement, major repair or downtime costs.
Test methodologies should be in accordance with ARI (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute) Standard 700-95 and UL 1995/CSA C22.2 No. 236.
Bureau Veritas - Oil Analysis (formerly Analysts, Inc.) provides oil analysis, coolant analysis, fuel analysis, and oil testing services through testing labs located in California, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Canada, Mexico, Spain, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Australia, Japan and China. The Oil Analysis division of Bureau Veritas was previously known as Analysts, Inc. The company serves the oil analysis needs of customers worldwide, including the United States, Canada and Mexico and the international markets of Brazil, Central America, South America, Europe, Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom / UK, Asia and more.