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Basic Test Package for Transmission Fluid

Our Basic Test Package for transmission fluid is designed to determine and monitor: (1) lubricant properties, (2) contamination levels and (3) transmission condition. This package is recommended for routine testing and analysis.

# Test Name Primary Test Method Units of Measure Sample Size (milliliters)
         
1 Spectrometric Elemental Analysis: ASTM D6595 Parts per million 60
  •  Wear Metals
  • Contaminant Metals
  • Additive Metals
2 Kinematic Viscosity ASTM D445 Centistokes 30
3 Water Content ASTM D6304 % by volume 25
4 Acid Number ASTM D664 mg. KOH / gram 50

Extended Drain Test Package for Transmission Fluid

 Our Extended Drain Test Package for transmission fluid is designed to determine the optimal interval for draining the transmission fluid. This package includes all of the tests in the Basic Test Package (above) plus Oxidation and Nitration, both determined through Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. This package also provides the same information (on lubricant properties, contamination levels and transmission condition) as the Basic Test Package (above).

# Test Name Primary Test Method Units of Measure Sample Size (milliliters)
         
1 Spectrometric Elemental Analysis: ASTM D6595 Parts per million 60
  •  Wear Metals
  • Contaminant Metals
  • Additive Metals
2 Kinematic Viscosity ASTM D445 Centistokes 30
3 Water Content ASTM D6304 % by volume 25
4 Acid Number ASTM D664 mg. KOH / gram 50
5 Oxidation FT-IR Absorption / cm. 30
6 Nitration FT-IR Absorption / cm. 30

Preventive Maintenance Test Package for Transmission Fluid

Our Preventive Maintenance Test Package for transmissions fluid is designed to identify small problems in the transmission system before they become larger problems and ultimately cause catastrophic failure. This package includes all the tests in the Basic and Extended Drain Test Packages (above) plus Particulate Analysis by: Particle Count (ISO 4406), Direct Read Ferrography (DRF), or both.

# Test Name Primary Test Method Units of Measure Sample Size (milliliters)
         
1 Spectrometric Elemental Analysis: ASTM D6595 Parts per million 60
  •  Wear Metals
  • Contaminant Metals
  • Additive Metals
2 Kinematic Viscosity ASTM D445 Centistokes 30
3 Water Content ASTM D6304 % by volume 25
4 Acid Number ASTM D664 mg. KOH / gram 50
5 Oxidation FT-IR Absorption / cm. 30
6 Nitration FT-IR Absorption / cm. 30
7 Particulate Analysis:
  • Particle Count and/or ISO 4406    
  • Direct Read Ferrography     100

Predictive Maintenance Test Package for Transmission Fluid

Our Predictive Maintenance Test Package for transmission fluid is designed to predict transmission failures before they occur. These predictions are based on determining the root cause of previous transmission failures and studying the trends that caused them. This package includes all the tests in the Basic, Extended Drain and Predictive Maintenance Test Packages (above) plus Analytical Ferrography.

# Test Name Primary Test Method Units of Measure Sample Size (milliliters)
         
1 Spectrometric Elemental Analysis: ASTM D6595 Parts per million 60
  •  Wear Metals
  • Contaminant Metals
  • Additive Metals
2 Kinematic Viscosity ASTM D445 Centistokes 30
3 Water Content ASTM D6304 % by volume 25
4 Acid Number ASTM D664 mg. KOH / gram 50
5 Oxidation FT-IR Absorption / cm. 30
6 Nitration FT-IR Absorption / cm. 30
7 Particulate Analysis:
  • Particle Count and/or ISO 4406    
  • Direct Read Ferrography     100
8 Analytical Ferrography