COOLANT ANALYSIS & TESTING
Making sure the coolant and cooling systems in your equipment are running properly is essential to preventing premature wear and unexpected breakdowns. Empire Fluids Lab offers 2 levels of coolant testing.
Coolant Condition Analysis: Level 1 and Level 2
Factors tested in a basic (Level 1) coolant analysis include:
- pH: Abnormal pH levels contribute to a number of problems with the cooling systems of your equipment. Low pH (more acidic) coolant will wear out your cooling system components faster, whereas high pH (more alkaline) test results may indicate contaminants in your coolant.
- Conductivity: Conductivity is a useful factor for identifying contaminants in coolant fluids as conductivity is an important safety concern for certain equipment and applications.
- Nitrite: Nitrite is present in most coolant fluids as an additive that protects certain parts from erosion and oxidation. Conventional coolants with reduced nitrite levels should be replaced to ensure the proper functioning of your equipment.
- Physical properties: In addition to chemical testing, factors tested in a coolant analysis include odor, appearance, color and precipitate.
Also included in a basic coolant analysis are boiling and freezing point analysis, glycol percentage assessment and foaming, oil and fuel presence testing. Clients requiring a more detailed look at the condition of their coolant, including chemical, system health and water quality measurements, can upgrade to a more extensive Level 2 coolant testing.