Welcome to our website. Oilwatch is a state of
the art analytical laboratory, providing effective and efficient
Oil Analysis / Tribology services to South African industry.
Our primary aim is to serve industry by increasing productivity
through reducing oil replacement costs and machine downtime.
- Stuart Moir, Managing Director.

Oilwatch: laboratories in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

We serve the entire country through our labs in Cape Town and Gauteng.

What is Oil Analysis? How does it help me?

Think of oil analysis for your machine as you would a blood test for humans.

Oil acts as a lubricant between the various moving parts, it helps to control the temperature of the machine, and it prevents corrosion and wear.

What is perhaps not so well known is that oil is also an indicator of an machine’s condition.

Any wear, corrosion, additive depletion, unburnt diesel, dirt and water ingress to be found within a machine appears in its oil.

Through the analysis of a machines oil we are able to pick up problems such as excessive wear and dirt entry, before these problems manifest themselves in a total shutdown of the system.

By reading the trend of certain wear metals, contaminants or additives, Oilwatch is able to allow you to employ preventative maintenance.

Repairing or replacing the affected part before it causes total machine failure.

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