PhosLube – Lubricants and Base Oil Analysis
Base oils are a core component for producing lubricants that are used in several ways throughout the petroleum industry. When crude mineral oil is refined, a large part of the high boiling fractions are included. Even though most of these fractions are transformed into volatile compounds via crack process, a smaller amount is used for lubricating oils. PhosLube specializes in lubricating base oil analysis, focusing primarily on clients within the refining, re-refining, blending, raw material production, and raw material evaluation industries. PhosLube also specializes in quality control/quality assurance for finished products. Certain tests like pour point and viscosity all depend on the ratio of aromatic and saturated products. Therefore all lubricating base oils are classified into five groups.