New Intertek Oil Condition Monitoring Laboratory Opens in USA

  New Intertek Oil Condition Monitoring Laboratory Opens in USA

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- February 26, 2013

Intertek, the leading provider of quality testing, inspection and safety
services to a wide range of 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

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 anetwork 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.


OCM Business Contact:
Tim Roadnight, +1 713-407-3500
OCM Business Line Leader
OCM Laboratory Contact:
Katie Ulivim, +1 815-221-5002
Oil Condition Monitoring Coordinator
Media Contact:
Erik Holladay, +1 713-407-3500
Global Marketing Director, Commodities
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