Testing

Rigorous and innovative metalworking testing capabilities

Lubrizol offers global testing capabilities that lead the industry. The creation of one-of-a-kind tests that mimic real-world conditions give our customers a competitive advantage. We can provide our customers with valuable product differentiation claims and back them up with test result data and real-world performance.

Our ability to create the highest quality formulas is a result of our unmatched testing capabilities. With testing facilities in seven different locations around the globe, Lubrizol is committed to maintaining the most advanced testing capabilities in the industry:


Test Reference
Total Phosphorus (0.005-10.0%wt in unused lube oil) Modified IP 149
% water by Karl Fischer ASTM D6304, E1064, ISO12937
% water, Azeotrope Method ASTM D95
ICP ASTM D4951, D5185
Color ASTM D1500 + Gardner
Specific Gravity ASTM D4052
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C ASTM D445_100
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C ASTM D445_40
Kinematic Viscosity at other temperatures ASTM D445_XX
Brookfield Viscosity ASTM D2196, D2983
Penetration, Cone and Needle ASTM D217, D937
Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimetry (PDSC) ASTM D5483, D6186, D6186, CECL85
Ferrography Lubrizol Internal
Ramsbottom Carbon ASTM D524
% Chlorine ASTM D808, ISO15597
% Nitrogen Lubrizol Internal, ASTM D5291, D4629
% Sulfur ASTM D129, D4951, D1552
% Active Sulfur ASTM D1662
Saponification Number ASTM D94
Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) ASTM D6375, E1868
Turbidity Lubrizol Internal
X-Ray Scan (Qualitative/Quantitative) Lubrizol Internal
Sulfated Ash Test ASTM D874
Thin Layer Chromatography Lubrizol Internal
Particle Size Lubrizol Internal
Refractive Index Lubrizol Internal, ASTM D1218
Surface Tension Lubrizol Internal
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) ASTM E168
Microscopic Examination Lubrizol Internal
Acid Number ASTM D974, D664
Base Number ASTM D974, D2896, D4739, ISO3771, IP177
Test Reference
Cooling Properties of Quenchants (cooling curves) ASTM D6200
Chromized Quench Quenching Time ASTM D3520 (withdrawn)
Panel Coker Test Lubrizol Internal
Test Reference
Tapping Torque Test (various metals) Lubrizol Internal
Falex Pin & Vee Block Test (Load Carrying properties) ASTM D3233A, D3233B
Falex Pin & Vee Block Test (Wear properties) ASTM D2670
4 Ball Wear ASTM D4172, IP239
4 Ball EP ASTM D2783, IP239
Timken O.K. Load ASTM D2782
Reichert Test Lubrizol Internal
Stamping Lubricant Tester Lubrizol Internal
Twist Compression Tester Lubrizol Internal
Optical EHD Simulator Lubrizol Internal
Mini Traction Machine Lubrizol Internal
Cameron Plint Lubrizol Internal
Test Reference
Humidity Cabinet ASTM D1748
Salt Spray/Fog ASTM B117
QCT-Cleveland Condensing Cabinet ASTM D4585
QUV - Accelerated Weathering ASTM G154
Acid Fume, HCL Lubrizol Internal
Water Displacement Based on Mil-PRF-16173E
Sandwich Stain Test Based on Mil-C-22235A
Water Separation Lubrizol Internal
Test Reference
Cast Iron Corrosion IP 125
Rust Preventive Characteristics of Water Mix MW Fluids (Filter Paper Chip Test) IP 287, ASTM D4627, DIN 51360
Non-Ferrous corrosion Lubrizol Internal
Copper Corrosion ASTM D130
Test Reference
Storage Stability Lubrizol Internal, IP 311
Hydrolytic Stability ASTM D2619
Thermal Stability Lubrizol Internal
Emulsion Stability IP 263
Grinder Test: anti-mist / coolant stability Lubrizol Internal
Blender Foam Test ASTM D3519
Shake Foam Test for Water Mix MW Fluids IP 312
Foam Test (re-circulating pump) Lubrizol Internal
HLB, Calculated Lubrizol Internal