A cost-effective service to enhance your aviation maintenance practices and provide confidence in the health of your engine.
Aviation Oil Analysis (AOA) by ALS Tribology Division brings you a state-of-the-art oil analysis program designed specifically for aircraft owners. Oil analysis is an early warning system that reduces downtime, lowers maintenance costs, and helps you spot troubling issues before they become serious problems.
AOA comprehensive kits include additional examination of microscopic particles.
A small vial, mailing bag, and information form are furnished with the order. Upon receipt at the laboratory in Phoenix, AZ, the oil sample is analyzed and a full report, including statistical analysis and interpretation, is forwarded within 24 hours and posted for viewing online. Please note, for any location outside of the United States the "Return Postage" option will not provide postage to the laboratory. Please obtain sufficient postage via your preferred domestic shipping option.
14 Elements: Silicon, Aluminum, Iron, Copper, Nickel, Chromium, Silver, Lead, Tin, Magnesium, Boron, Calcium, Phosphorus and Zinc, Viscosity, Water, PQI (Particle Quantifier Index), Microscopic Particle Examination
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WARNING: The product may contain and/or expose you to a chemical(s) or substance(s) which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.
Yes, as long as you arrange the transportation to and from the UK, you can use this service.
The Comprehensive has an additional test called MPE or Microscopic Particulate Examination. We make a microscope slide of the oil sample and look at the particles in the oil under the microscope and the report will tell you if the particles are aluminum, copper, tin, etc.