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Reduce risk and maintain compliance with our specialist risk management services.

We’re proud to be a leading provider of complete life cycle risk management solutions. From ensuring asset safety and legal compliance with our thorough engineering inspections to driving operational efficiency with our specialist non-destructive testing services, (and much more in between), we’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we have formed with our customers over the last 160 years, based on the value of our solutions.

Oil Analysis

Maintaining the serviceability of your machinery and asset portfolio

At BES Group, we’re proud to provide a whole host of services that support the daily operations of our customers. With our oil analysis service, you can improve reliability, enhance safety, and reduce the environmental impact of your assets and equipment.

Focusing on asset and machinery health, we can help to increase uptime, reduce maintenance costs, and make sure your equipment is still suitable for further servicing with our lubrication services.

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Keep your machinery working at its best for longer

Looking for a way to improve the reliability, safety and environmental impact of your assets and equipment?

Oil Analysis is a solution that will help you increase your equipment uptime and reduce maintenance costs.

We offer a comprehensive oil analysis service, aimed at optimising the reliability and performance of your industrial equipment. Through advanced testing and analysis techniques, we help you monitor the condition of your lubricating oils, identify potential wear issues, and implement proactive maintenance strategies.

With our oil analysis services, you can achieve the required equipment uptime, reduce unnecessary maintenance costs, and make sure it’s still suitable for further servicing of your critical assets.

At BES Group, our oil laboratory forms part of a focused and passionate group of reliability services, provided by experienced and qualified engineers and technicians. For us, it is about the asset and the assets’ needs.

We can deploy the right approach for all situations where oil analysis offers both a planned predictive and proactive maintenance support strategy.

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The benefits of our Oil Analysis service

Identify potential failure modes early

Critical fluid analysis allows for the detection of subtle changes which will enable you to identify potential issues before they escalate into major failures.

Identify housekeeping issues

These often go un-noticed and include things such as: poor lubrication practices, filter and breather management and incorrect grade deployment, which are significant contributors to limiting machinery life.

Optimise maintenance practices

By understanding the health of your lubricants, you can optimise maintenance activities, avoiding unnecessary downtime and reducing maintenance costs.

Maintain equipment lifespan

By properly managing lubricating oils, we can help to ensure than you achieve the expected lifespan of your equipment while avoiding the deterioration that will occur if machines are not cared for appropriately.

Achieve optimal reliability

By proactively monitoring fluid condition, you will be able to optimise the reliability of your machinery, eliminate unexpected breakdowns and improve overall operational efficiency.

Identify potential failure modes early

Critical fluid analysis allows for the detection of subtle changes which will enable you to identify potential issues before they escalate into major failures.

Identify housekeeping issues

These often go un-noticed and include things such as: poor lubrication practices, filter and breather management and incorrect grade deployment, which are significant contributors to limiting machinery life.

Optimise maintenance practices

By understanding the health of your lubricants, you can optimise maintenance activities, avoiding unnecessary downtime and reducing maintenance costs.

Maintain equipment lifespan

By properly managing lubricating oils, we can help to ensure than you achieve the expected lifespan of your equipment while avoiding the deterioration that will occur if machines are not cared for appropriately.

Achieve optimal reliability

By proactively monitoring fluid condition, you will be able to optimise the reliability of your machinery, eliminate unexpected breakdowns and improve overall operational efficiency.

Sample types and test suites BES Group offers

 

Sample Type Test Suites
Chiller

Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, Water/CKF, Particle Count, TAN.

Compressor Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, Water/VKF, Viscosity at 40 Deg C, TAN
Coolant Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, ICP, PH, %Glycol, Density, Conductivity
Engine

Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, ICP Water/VKF, Viscosity at 40/100 Deg C, TBN, TAN, TIM and FTIR

Gas Engine Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, ICP, Water/VKF, Viscosity and 40/100 Deg C, Viscosity Index, TBN, TAN, TIM and FTIR
Diesel EN590/BS2859 Specification Testing

Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, ICP, Water/CKF, Particle Count, Bacteria Analysis

Gearbox

Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, Water/VKF, Viscosity at 40 Deg C

Grease

Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, ICP, Water/CKF

Hydraulic

Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, ICP, Water/VKF, Particle Count, TAN

Turbine

Visual Inspection, Ferrous Wear, ICP, Water/CKF, Viscosity at 40 Deg C, TAN, FTIR, RPVOT, RULER, MPC Varnish

Transformer Oil Suite/s

On Request

Forensic Analysis

Wear Debris, Filter Debris Analysis, Ferrography

Extra Tests

Flashpoint : Seta/PMCC/COC, RULER, RPVOT, MPC, Foaming, Water Separability

Interested to learn more about the types of analysis BES Group use?

Fluid Property Analysis

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Wear Particle Analysis

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Wear and Contamination Analysis

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Contamination Analysis

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Lubricant Condition Monitoring

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Trending and Deeper Analysis

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Would you like to learn more about our related services?

If you are looking for a way to improve the reliability, safety and environmental impact of your assets and equipment, Oil Analysis is a solution that will help you increase your equipment uptime and reduce maintenance costs. Learn more about Lubrication Services and Lubrication Surveys below.

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Why choose us

Nationwide presence

With a nationwide network of engineers, testing labs and training centres, we're always there to support your unique needs, no matter your location or industry. Our extensive reach ensures that we can quickly respond to any issues, minimising downtime and maximising productivity.

Industry-accredited services

We adhere to the highest industry standards and certifications, ensuring that our services meet the rigorous demands of your specific sector. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our accreditations from leading organisations like ISO 9001 and NOMS.

35,000 satisfied customers

We've built a strong reputation for providing exceptional service to over 35,000 satisfied customers from diverse industries. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction has resulted in long-standing partnerships and unwavering trust.

800+ expert engineers

Our team of over 800 skilled engineers possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a range of disciplines. Their deep understanding of your equipment and operating conditions ensures that they deliver proactive solutions that optimise asset performance and minimise downtime

A legacy of 160+ years of experience

With over 160 years of experience in the industry, we've witnessed the evolution of industry practices and have adapted our approach to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. Our deep understanding of asset management, compliance and predictive technologies enables us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive operational excellence.

Hear what our customers have to say

We care about the journey we take our customers on, but it’s not our word you should be taking, see what our customers think of the service we provided!

BES Group has demonstrated exceptional service, earning our commendation. We extend our appreciation for the meticulous vibration analysis conducted and the invaluable on-board work and advice provided by Simon. Through their prompt and dedicated efforts, our ship is poised to sail tomorrow, providing essential assurance to the Vessels Owner. Simon’s responsiveness at short notice is particularly noteworthy, and we express our sincere gratitude for the commitment to excellence displayed by the entire BES Group team.

Michael Wilkinson

Vessel Manager

The BES inspectors are way more technically competent and diligent compared to other providers. I previously used Allianz, and BES definitely stands out due to their strong technical competence and strong back office support.

Customer

Project Operations Manager

BES is a really disruptive force in the market, they are able to provide a variety of necessary services to their customers and none of the other big players are able to provide that breadth of services.

Industry competitor

Industry statistics

30%

reduction in maintenance costs through use of Oil Analysis  as shown in a study UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

62%

of UK businesses use oil analysis to monitor the condition of their equipment, according to a 2022 survey by the UK Lubricants Association.

50%

extension to the life of equipment as shown in another study by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Our credentials

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Alcumus ISOQAR

British Engineering Services Limited

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

BES Group Electrical Ltd.

Alcumus ISO 9001

BES Group Testing Ltd.

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Ltd.

XEIAD

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Mimic Ltd.

Alcumus ISO 14001

BES Group Testing Ltd.

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Ltd.

XEIAD

Alcumus ISOQAR 45001

Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Ltd.

XEIAD

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

Achilles

British Engineering Services Limited

American Bureau of Shipping

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

Avetta

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

BES Group Electrical Ltd.

RISQS

XEIAD

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Strainstall Ltd.

BINDT

British Engineering Services Asset Reliability Ltd.

MOBIUS Institute

British Engineering Services Group Asset Reliability Ltd.

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