Quaker Houghton supports our fire resistant fluid customers with a comprehensive Technical Services program.

We provide field technical support and a professional fluid testing program for all Quaker Houghton products that will assist customers in maintaining both their fluid and hydraulic components in top operating condition.

We have developed the following testing regimes:

Analysis

  1. Appearance
  2. Concentration
  3. pH
  4. Bacteria
  5. Fungi
  6. Recommended Actions

It is recommended to perform this analyses on HFA emulsion/solutions at least 4 times per year. Furthermore it recommended to at least check the concentration on site daily.

  1. Appearance
  2. Viscosity
  3. pH
  4. Reserve Alkalinity
  5. Particle Counts (ISO 4406)
  6. Recommended Actions

It is recommended to perform this analysis on HFC fluids at least 4 times per year.

  1. Appearance
  2. Acid Number
  3. Viscosity
  4. Moisture Content (%/ppm)
  5. Particle Count
  6. Recommended Actions

It is recommended to perform this analysis on HFDu fluid at least 2 times per year.

State-of-the-art laboratory testing worldwide

We can also provide sample testing to assist with problem solving. Quaker Houghton has fully equipped analytical laboratories worldwide that can be called upon to guide both service personnel and customers in getting the optimum performance from their hydraulic fluids.

Additional testing is available for problem solving. Quaker Houghton has a fully equipped analytical laboratory that can be called upon to guide both service personnel and customers in getting the optimum performance from their Quaker Houghton fire resistant hydraulic fluids. In all cases, please mark the sample bottle properly with:

  • Date
  • Company name
  • System name or code
  • Fluid name in use
  • Name and e-mail address of sender
  • Cost for analyses depend on region.

The analyses can be arranged by sending a sample of at least 500 ml to:

REGION ADDRESS
Europe, Middle East, Africa Quaker Chemical BV
Industrieweg 7
1422 AH Uithoorn
The Netherlands
FAO : QSG-lab
North America Qtrack details
FAO : Qtrack *
South America Quaker Chemical Indústria e
Comércio Ltda Av.
44.178, Campo Grande
CEP 23078-001
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
FAO : LCQ-lab
Asia Quaker Chemical
(China) Co., Ltd.
No. 619 TianYing Rd
Qingpu Industrial Park
Shanghai, China
201700
FAO : Fluid Power lab
Australia Oil Check
95 Clapham Road
Sefton NSW 2162
Australia
FAO : Bill Gunnings

Results are typically transmitted within 3-4 days of receipt of sample. The cost for one standard analysis report is $50 USD. To take advantage of
this service, please follow these instructions:

  • Order a sampling kit through Quaker Houghton’s Order Services Department (U.S.) at: Telephone: 610.832.7815 or Fax: 610.832.4495.
  • Use only the sample bottles supplied in the kit.
  • Complete all labels and paperwork supplied with the kit
  • Follow safe packaging instructions provided

Each sampling kit contains everything needed for three standard hydraulic fluid analyses. The kits cost $150.00 USD, which prepays the cost of the analysis and report for each of the three samples.

How to send us your sample

If you have a sample of hydraulic fluid to send to our laboratories for analysis, please mark the sample bottle properly with:

  1. Date
  2. Company name
  3. System name or code
  4. Fluid name in use
  5. Name and e-mail address of sender

Cost for analyses depend on region.

Click here to arrange your sample analysis

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