I just came across this incredible phrase while looking for some graphs to demonstrate… exactly that. It sounds dramatic, but it’s anything but. An estimated bearing working life is an ideal that is unlikely to be reached in practice. Read this excellent article from Machinery Lubrication for more details, then come back and send overRead More.
We are pleased to confirm that STS’s validation with Achilles UVDB has been completed as part of our continued efforts to review and improve our systems. Our thanks to all the colleagues who have contributed to this process. You can view the certificate here.Read More.
Congratulations to all at STS for successfully passing the ISO 9001:2015 recertification audit. We are proud of all our staff members who made sure that we passed. The work doesn’t stop here, but this is a very positive milestone.Read More.
A section on Fuel Analysis has been added to our brochure. You can find it here.Read More.
We work with a number of customers who have similar assets across several sites. This can be of help when considering the likely cause of a problem, but recently we had a reminder that all our samples are individuals and the analysis process should be followed independently and without preconceptions. On the surface the problemsRead More.
STS and OAS continue to support essential industries during this difficult time. We have taken a number of measures to ensure well being of our staff, reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 in line with government guidelines and continue to provide an uninterrupted service. We have compartmentalised our workforce to reduce risk of exposure andRead More.
Thanks to the hard work of our software team the service has been restored. Thank you for your patience. Dzmitry KorachkinRead More.
Due to a power outage at our hosting facility we are experiencing temporary downtime of our web results database OASDB. The issue is being rectified and our backups are currently being restored. We hope to resume the service shortly. Thank you for your patience. Dzmitry Korachkin Laboratory Director Swansea Tribology servicesRead More.
This July Swansea University Race Engineering competed in the Formula Student UK event at Silverstone Circuit. The team successfully competed in all of the static and dynamic events. In a field of over a hundred teams they finished 4th is Business Plan Presentation, 7th in Acceleration event and 28th overall. The team at Swansea TribologyRead More.
Our phone system is being upgraded over the next two days. If you are unable to reach us on the usual number please call Dzmitry on 07515 753701.Read More.
New 22mm “Azlon” neck vampire sampling pump now stockedRead More.
OAS have moved to new state of the art premises not far away from the original location. Directions here.Read More.
Santa brought us a brand new Leica DM6M motorised microscope! Give us a few weeks to get to grips with it and you’ll be seeing its output in our reports. The highlights include Z-Stacks for focused images and Tile Stitching for Ferrography Overviews as pictured below.Read More.
We’ve added some content to the Actions section of the Knowledge Base. You can find it here.Read More.
We are happy to confirm our continued sponsorship of the Swansea University Racing Engineering Formula Student Team for the 2019 season.Read More.
We are very pleased to announce successful switch over to a new ISO 9001:2015 compliant Quality Management System. We took this opportunity to review and improve our processes and are very pleased with the outcome. The review also gives us direction for further improvement. You can access the ISO 9001:2015 certificate here. An important partRead More.
It isn’t often that I am invited to a car launch. Especially if the car in question is the one we sponsor. Click on Read More to see under the covers.Read More.
We are proud to announce the beginning of a long term sponsorship of the Swansea University Racing Engineering Formula Student Team.Read More.
We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the annual postgraduate student tribology conference TriboUK 2018. TriboUK is a conference that aims to bring together PhD students in the field of Tribology. It is an opportunity for young researchers to share their work with their peers and build networks across academia and industry. The themeRead More.
Another year and another Student Tribology Conference to sponsor! Check out TriboUK 2017, which this year is hosted by Imperial College London.Read More.
A few pictures from the TRIBOUK 2016 conference that we sponsored. If you want to see the future of Tribology go and have a look through the gallery.Read More.
To celebrate the arrival of our new FTIR spectrometer we are launching a Guess the Spectra competition on our LinkedIn page.Read More.
We have a new addition to announce. We have just purchased a Perkin Elmer Spectrum Two FTIR Spectrometer to replace our elderly Nicolet Integra. As well as having the usual oil cell set up it comes with a UATR accessory, which lets us test a much wider range of substances.Read More.
We are proud to continue our involvement in supporting Tribology research by sponsoring the 2016 TriboUK student conference hosted this year by Leeds University. Check it out. Read More.
Best wishes to all our customers and partners for the holiday period and for the new year. We are now closed until the 4th of January, but in case of emergency you can get support via the below number and email.Read More.
We are pleased to announce that as part of our continued investment programme we have purchased a Mettler Toledo DM40 density meter. As well as sporting a touch screen this instrument can report density and specific gravity readings to 4 decimal places at a range of temperatures.Read More.
As many of you are aware we have switched over to our web portal for reporting oil analysis results. If you’ve sent some samples recently you would have been issued with login details. If you haven’t seen the portal yet then below is a tiny preview. Feel free to drop us a line if youRead More.
Dzmitry Korachkin will be attending the Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition on the 10th of September. We would welcome a chance to meet with any of our customers who are exhibiting or plan to attend. Please contact Dzmitry to arrange a meeting.Read More.
The conference was a resounding success with plenty of UK and overseas participants, including some high profile key note speakers. If you want to check out what’s hot in Tribology research these days go to the conference web site and have a look at the proceedings.Read More.
We are proud to continue our involvement in supporting Tribology research by sponsoring the 2015 TriboUK student conference. Check it out. “TriboUK, the annual student tribology conference, is coming to Loughborough in 2015. Now in its 12th year, this two-day conference provides PhD level students from any institution the ideal platform to present their tribologyRead More.
We have just uploaded some two-page mini leaflets detailing some of the tests on our services page. Each describes the relevant tests in a paragraph or so and shows an example report on the second page.Read More.
I came across this article on bottle cleanliness while catching up with the latest articles. Our standard issue bottles have repeatedly tested as satisfactory for cleanliness levels, and our ability to repeatedly generate consistently clean results on monthly samples from clean systems confirms it. The Patch Test Method used also offers another line of defenceRead More.
This is so simple and clever that I can’t help but share! See the original article here and then go out and do it!Read More.
We would welcome a chance to meet with our customers at PAM 2014. We have an allocation of free tickets for the event, including some VIP tickets for the first few applicants. Drop us an email with your postal address and we will send the tickets over. We will be on stand P314 on 8-10thRead More.
We will be exhibiting at Plant & Asset Management 2014 at NEC, Birmingham. Come and see us on stand P314 on 8-10th of April this year. We will be exhibiting the latest developments in analytical test methods as well as software. It’s promising to be a busy week with Drive & Controls, Fluid Power &Read More.
Virgin oil testing has always been essential. This article in Machinery Lubrication explains why and also gives a nice breakdown of the ISO code meaning and significance This leads quite naturally into the following article on Cleanliness Targets Another increasingly relevant reason is to run the RULER test on the virgin oil so that furtherRead More.
Royal Mail has tightened up restrictions on sending samples through the post. We recommend that you use a suitable courier service to send the oil samples as this ensures prompt delivery and assists in tracking samples. If, however, you do have to use a Royal Mail service it is our understanding that you can sendRead More.
The 2013 price list is now available and should be sent out shortly – in the meantime please contact the lab for latest pricing. We have updated our Terms and Conditions, which are available for download here. Christmas opening times. The lab will be shut between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In case of emergencyRead More.
If you are visiting our web site for the first time you may be looking at starting an oil analysis programme, but you may also need to justify the cost to senior management. This article on Justifying an Oil Analysis Program may provide some of the arguments you’ve been looking for. Remember you can alwaysRead More.
This section has been a little quiet of late – we are busy with our new web database (more on that later). In the meantime we have been asked to advise on picking a lubricant supplier. Machinery lubrication site had some useful answers as always. If you are looking to switch have a read ofRead More.
We have recently come across this rather thorough yet simple explanation of How Filters Work to Control Contamination. The article was written in 2001 but still makes for an interesting read today. This would be a good time to expand on the test methods and the obvious one to cover today will be Particle Counting.Read More.
One of the reasons for running our virgin oil promotion was to raise awareness of issues surrounding storage and handling of new oils – in particular use of incorrect oils caused by poor procedures. The following short article from the Machinery Lubrication magazine gives simple Tips for Reducing Wrong Oil Mistakes. We will also useRead More.
Continuing introduction of the key oil analysis tests offered at the lab we would like to draw your attention to this 7 minute video on Elemental Analysis of Industrial Lubricants. It covers the basic principles of elemental analysis and introduces the two types of instruments that are most commonly used. We have recently switched fromRead More.
We will start the articles section off with the basics Oil Sampling Do’s and Don’ts and other useful advice from the Machinery Lubrication magazine.Read More.
The virgin oil analysis offer has now finished. We’ve had a good response to the promotion and will be looking at offering further deals in future. There will be warning of these here in the news section and in the results email signatures. We will also start posting links to interesting articles on lubrication andRead More.
We are starting 2012 with our first special offer – free virgin oil analysis for everyone! You can find out more about it here. We are already seeing some good responses to this promotion and plan to come up with more offer ideas throughout the year. The underlying theme of each offer is intended toRead More.