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New Intertek Oil Condition Monitoring Laboratory Opens in USA


Chicago, - Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries around the world, has opened a new state-of-the-art lubricant and oil condition monitoring (OCM) testing laboratory, serving clients in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and worldwide.

The Intertek OCM laboratory provides expert lubricant analysis, used-oil testing, and oil conditioning monitoring services from a purpose-built laboratory equipped with modern testing instrumentation located in the Chicago area.

Oil condition monitoring helps to identify the risk of potential damage to our clients’ expensive machinery. By measuring wear metals and other components, Intertek OCM scientists and technicians can spot lubricant and machine quality and operational problems early and assist customers avoid expensive repairs and shutdowns. Lubricant test data reviewed by Intertek OCM professionals provides customers with an early warning “damage prevention” service, catching developing problems before they become costly failures.

Intertek also provides lubricant manufacturers with feedstock and product quality control analysis, and conducts automotive engine qualifications testing to assist lubricant manufacturers develop products approved for new government regulations and industry standards.

Shipping of our Customers’ lubricant samples is easy to arrange, with prompt testing and reporting to clients.

Steve Bee, Global OCM Business Line Manger, said “The establishment of a dedicated and modern oil-condition-monitoring laboratory in Chicago brings added expertise and capabilities which will benefit industries and clients across North America. The opening of the Chicago OCM lab is a strategic addition to Intertek’s growing network of lubricant and oil-condition monitoring laboratories.”

Intertek lubricant and OCM testing capabilities:

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people add value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the marketplace. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 33,000 people in over 100 countries, Intertek helps clients meet end requirements for quality, health, environmental, sustainability, safety and social accountability.


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