On-Site Oil Analysis for Industrial Machinery

Oil analysis offers early signs of equipment wear and locates the root causes of corrosion. On-site oil analysis removes the delay related to transporting samples off-site and allows instant decision making.

With three basic tests, the MiniLab 33 offers on-site oil analysis, providing instant actionable results, decreasing costs, and saving time. This system’s highlights include:

  • Single product, offering lab-quality analysis beyond of the lab
  • Streamlined workflow for the non-expert user, no chemist necessary
  • Simplified process, data reporting, and report interpretation via the TruVu 360 Diagnostic Sets with recommended actions


The MiniLab 33 offers oil condition information such as viscosity, water, chemistry, and total ferrous wear measurement of regular and irregular ferrous wear.

The MiniLab 33

Trivector™ – Oil and Machine Health Simplified

The TriVector™ is a simple illustration of the lubrication system’s integrity and the health of the machine itself. The Trivector specifies the degree of health in each vector. So as to understand the Trivector condition, one must calculate the main chemical and physical parameters of the oil.

The following questions can be answered:


The MiniLab 33 integrates three simple tests that take less than 7 minutes to finish.

The MiniLab 33

  Parameter Ferrous
ASTM Method D8120
ASTM Method D8092
ASTM Method D7889
Contamination Particle count and ISO codes      
  Non-metallic particle count, distribution and images      
  Boron, Calcium, Sodium, Lithium, Potassium and Silicon      
  Water     V
Chemistry Viscosity   V  
  Total Acid Number (TAN)     V
  Oxidation     V
  Total Base Number (TBN), Oxidation, Nitration, and Sulfation for engine oils     V
  Boron, Magnesium, Calcium, Barium, Zinc, Molybdenum, and Phosphorus      
Wear Wear particle images, counts and distribution      
  Total Ferrous content, ppm V    
  Ferrous particle count and size distribution      
  Copper, Silver, Chromium, Titanium, Aluminum, Magnesium, Nickel, Iron, Manganese, Lead, Tin, Molybdenum, Cadmium, and Vanadium      


TruVu 360 Enterprise Fluid Intelligence

The Minilab 33 employs the TruVu 360 Enterprise Fluid Intelligence software which comprises of an Asset Management database and a reference oil database. The database can be expanded by the end user.

It offers common sample trend reports and Diagnostic Sets with alarm limit templates, diagnostics, and proposed actions. Automatic email distribution of reports is possible.

Color-coded Trivector reports offer a vivid snapshot of machinery health by identifying parameters that are beyond standard limits.

Target Industries

The MiniLab 33 is ideal for a wide range of industries such as:

  • Pulp and paper
  • Power generation
  • Metals processing
  • Industrial manufacturing

Typical Limits for Machinery

The most typical oil analysis tests and standard alarm limits for a number of component types are given below. Component manufacturers fix alarm limits for their equipment for stated parameters.

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