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Coolant Analysis The Benefits of Coolant Analysis There’s more to coolant analysis than testing coolant formulations — it’s about identifying problems within the cooling system that can be detrimental to engine and lubrication system performance and lead to premature engine failure. Coolant analysis can detect: Cavitation Corrosion Air Leaks Glycol Degradation/Overheating Cavitation Erosion Combustion Gas Leaks Acid Formation Contamination Electrolysis Four Goals of Coolant Analysis 1 – Preventive Maintenance Coolant testing and analysis can: Determine the coolant’s suitability for continued use Identify coolant mixing Measure additives levels for adequate metal protection Identify scale or acid-forming contaminants Determine appropriate maintenance – coolant replenished or full drain and replacement 2 – Predictive Maintenance Regular testing helps in predicting impending failures by identifying abnormalities and trends in sample results indicative of operational issues within the cooling system. 3 – Life Cycle Management Coolant analysis is just as powerful as oil analysis in identifying areas for improvement in equipment operations practices and maintenance procedures. 4 – Component Failure Identification Testing can identify engine or cooling system component failures such as blown head gaskets, EGR cooler failures, electrolysis, defective pressure caps or plugged coolant lines. *See test package details on back.
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Page 1: Coolant Analysis - Castrol LabCheck Training Materials€¦ · Coolant Analysis The Benefits of Coolant Analysis There’s more to coolant analysis than testing coolant formulations

Coolant Analysis

The Benefits of Coolant Analysis There’s more to coolant analysis than testing coolant formulations — it’s about identifying problems within the cooling system that can be detrimental to engine and lubrication system performance and lead to premature engine failure. Coolant analysis can detect:

• CavitationCorrosion

• AirLeaks

• GlycolDegradation/Overheating

• CavitationErosion

• CombustionGasLeaks

• AcidFormation

• Contamination

• Electrolysis

Four Goals of Coolant Analysis 1 – Preventive MaintenanceCoolant testing and analysis can:

• Determinethecoolant’ssuitabilityforcontinueduse

• Identifycoolantmixing

• Measureadditiveslevelsforadequatemetalprotection

• Identifyscaleoracid-formingcontaminants

• Determineappropriatemaintenance–coolant replenished or full drain and replacement

2 – Predictive MaintenanceRegular testing helps in predicting impending failures by identifying abnormalities and trends in sample results indicativeofoperationalissueswithinthecoolingsystem.

3 – Life Cycle ManagementCoolant analysis is just as powerful as oil analysis in identifying areasforimprovementinequipmentoperationspracticesandmaintenance procedures.

4 – Component Failure IdentificationTesting can identify engine or cooling system component failuressuchasblownheadgaskets,EGRcoolerfailures,electrolysis,defectivepressurecapsorpluggedcoolantlines.

*Seetestpackagedetailsonback.

Page 2: Coolant Analysis - Castrol LabCheck Training Materials€¦ · Coolant Analysis The Benefits of Coolant Analysis There’s more to coolant analysis than testing coolant formulations

Physical Tests

• Visuals(color,foam,oil,fuel,magneticprecipitate, non-magneticprecipitate,&odor)• pH• Glycol%• FreezePoint• Nitrite• SCANumber• SpecificConductance• TotalHardness

Conventional & Extended Life CoolantsContaminant and Inhibitor Anions by Ion Chromatography (IC)

Extended Life CoolantsContaminant and Inhibitor Anions by Ion Chromatography (IC)

Corrosion Metals & Inhibitors by Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES)

• Iron• Copper• Aluminum• Lead• Tin• Zinc• Silver• Calcium

• Magnesium• Borate• Silicon• Molybdenum• Phosphorus• Potassium• Sodium

• Chloride• Sulfate• Nitrite

• Nitrate• Phosphate• Glycolate

• Formate• Acetate• Oxalate

• Benzoate• 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid

• SebacicAcid• OctanoicAcid• p-Toluic

• MBT• TTZ• BZT

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Coolant Analysis Test Packages LabcheckCoolantAnalysistestpackagesaredesignedforthecoolantformulationsonthemarkettodayandtheapplicationsinwhich they are used. Regular testing and analysis can detect problems within the cooling system before they cause major damage orevenfailure.

OurStandardandPremiumtestpackagesmonitorthecorrosiveacidicandalkalineattributesofthecoolant,freezeandboilpointprotection,corrosionmetals,contaminantsandinhibitorlevels.Alsomonitoringtheorganicacidsinextendedlifecoolantsisbeneficialinconfirmingproperfluidmaintenance.

Standard Coolant Analysis – Conventional & Extended Life Coolants StandardtestingisbeneficialindeterminingifaconventionalcoolantoranELCisacceptableforcontinueduseaswellasidentifycontaminantsoranycorrosionpresentresultingfromamechanicalissue.Itcanalsoidentifycoolant“mixing,”whichcanleavethesystemvulnerabletocorrosion.

Premiumtestingforconventionalcoolantsidentifiespossiblemechanicalissuessuchascombustiongasleaks,aircontamination,electricalgroundproblems,localizedover-heating,chemicalbreakdownsorothercontaminationsourcesinsideoroutsidethesystem.Premiumtestingcanalsodeterminethetypeanddegreeofcoolantdegradationandacidformationresultingfromacooling system problem.

PremiumtestingincludesalltestingintheStandardpackageplus:

Premium Coolant Analysis – Conventional & Extended Life Coolants


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