Research and analysis for aviation

We provide oil diagnostic services for aircraft piston engines, including spectrographic analysis of oil (testing the elemental content of oil) to determine trends in engine wear changes.


aircraft engine testing

ULC guidelines for any planned oil change in a piston engine

In accordance with Guideline No. 9 of the President of the Civil Aviation Authority dated 29.08.2016, the scope of testing aircraft with piston engines includes spectrographic analysis of oil (testing of the content of elements in oil), which makes it possible to determine the trends of changes in engine wear.

Regular analysis makes it possible to determine the normal characteristics of engine wear, and thus quickly catch abnormal increases in the content of individual elements. In correlation with the knowledge of the metallurgy of individual engine components, it is possible to easily relate an increase in the content of a particular element to a particular component, and thus avoid serious engine failure.

oil testing – greater flight safety

Oil tests are a helpful instrument in the maintenance process of aircraft engines. They provide important information about wear processes and allow you to decide on possible service based on analytical data. It is worth remembering that the knowledge derived from oil tests is also used in the context of flight safety.


ICP technique

lubricant testing by ICP technique

The amount of lubricant required for laboratory analysis is only 50 ml.

We perform oil testing using the ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma) technique according to the American ASTM D5185 standard, in our own Accredited Ecol Oil Laboratory in Rybnik.

The results obtained are evaluated by experienced specialists. On the basis of this, a detailed report is created, along with a commentary from a diagnostician-expert.

certified laboratory

STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers) or ICML (International Council for Machinery Lubrication), are organizations that bring together the world’s best specialists in evaluating lubricant test results.

By ordering tests in a unit that meets the laboratory has certificates attesting membership in the above-mentioned associations. Thanks to this, we can be sure that the results obtained are reliable and reliably evaluated.


laboratory report of the test

the result of testing the sample

The result of testing a sample is a laboratory report, which contains the results of the current analysis, as well as several historical tests (if performed). From this it is possible to observe the trend of changing elemental concentrations depending on the hours of the raid.

A correct report must be accompanied by comments from the diagnostician, who will evaluate the results and recommend possible corrective actions.

The diagnostician also answers questions and concerns that may arise after the test. Through the evaluation of qualified specialists in the field of oil analysis, the user (CAMO) will be able to make an informed decision on the continued operation of the machine.


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