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 ‘basic’ kits can be ordered with or without return postage and include standard elemental analysis to detect evidence of engine component wear. Please note, for any location outside of the United States the "Return Postage" option will not provide postage for return to the laboratory. Please purchase the standard kit and obtain sufficient postage via your preferred domestic shipping option.
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.
Piston Test Slate:
7 Elements: Silicon, Aluminum, Iron, Copper, Nickel, Chromium, Silverbr>
Turbine Test Slate:
9 Elements: Silicon, Aluminum, Iron, Copper, Nickel, Chromium, Silver, Lead, Magnesium
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The 4th oil analyst kit purchased within the last year.
AOA oil sample is an excellent tool for checking your engine wear metals. Form is easy to fill out, return sample results come back quick and are easy to understand.
An easy way to check your oil. This is my 2nd order.
Reliable services as usual!
Easy to order, quick ship! Using these kits for 30 years. Especially confidence inspiring in a single engine plane. Helps you to understand your engines health.
I have been buying these for years. The company that provides the results usually does the testing and reporting in a few days after receipt. They offer an online lab report that is a little cumbersome but still fine to receive the results. They do say that they will do special testing on the samples at no additional charge! They specifically said they would do tests for lead, water, and diesel fuel contamination upon request. You just add it to the transmittal sheet. I plan on doing that upon my next oil change.
These guys always do a great job.
I followed procedure given in the kit and mailed it to them via USPS but it appears USPS lost it. Been two weeks and kit has not arrived. Talked with AOA and theyll let me know if/when delivered. Their product: Good. Post Office: Not so good. Postage: $4.50
Great product with a quick turn around time for your results.
In multiple attempts the results have taken more than 24 hours after they receive sample. In fact, my average has been 6 days after they receive. With new USPS First Class Package rates, may be more economical to now use a different lab.
These (08-00436 and 08-00435) are priced and sold each.
Yes, it does.
It is best to take the sample hot and mid-stream.
No, the return postage is for return shipments within the continental USA. For Canada, we recommend ordering the without return postage version and shipping the sample back to the supplier via your preferred carrier.