Technical Laboratory

At Rock Valley Oil & Chemical Company, we maintain a fully staffed laboratory that is equipped and capable of performing necessary test methods employed by the metalworking and industrial lubrication industry.

In an effort to provide support for product recommendations, product development, quality control, fluid monitoring and evaluation of fluid recycling candidate and processes, we perform many of the tests shown below on a daily basis. Please note that we provide the testing and reporting as a service to our customers who are using our products.


X-Ray Fluorescence  ASTM D4294 
Viscosity, cSt @ 40 & 100C ASTM D445
Viscosity Index ASTM D2270
Brookfield Viscosity, cP  
Particle Count  
Gravimetric Solids Analysis ASTM D4898
Water by Karl Fischer - Volumetric Method ASTM D4377
Water & Sediment by Centrifuge Method ASTM D4007
FTIR Analysis  
Color ASTM D1500
Total Acid No./ Neutralization No. ASTM D974
Flash Point - Cleveland Open Cup ASTM D92
Flash Point - Pensky Martens Closed Cup ASTM D93
Flash Point - TAG Closed Cup ASTM D56
Reserve Alkalinity  
Bacteria, Fungus & Yeast Counts  
Acid Split Test for Emulsions  
Water Hardness  
Cast Iron Chip Test ASTM D4627
Quench Analyzer ASTM D6200
4-Ball Wear Test ASTM D4172
Copper Corrosion ASTM D130
Humidity Cabinet Testing  
Galvanic Corrosion Testing  
Aniline Point ASTM D611
Distillation Range ASTM D1078
Gas Chromatography Analysis  
Pour Point ASTM D6749
Water Separability of Petroleum Oils ASTM D1401
Solids – Evaporation Test ASTM D2369
Pentane Insolubles ASTM D893
Tapping Torque Efficiency Testing   
API or Specific Gravity ASTM D4052
Saponification No. ASTM D94
Foam Test  


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