Tri State Hydraulics


We Are Here To Help

At TRI STATE, our number one goal is to keep our clients' plants running at maximum productivity and to help them to minimize down time.  Through our On-Site division, we assist our customers by offering various testing packages to ensure their machinery is working at peak performance at all times.

We have partnered with world renowned Clark Testing to provide our customers with a multitude of services centered around oil analysis.

Clark Testing has been providing product qualification testing and design verification for manufacturers for over 50 years.  They are dedicated to delivering premium value to customers through their superior technical expertise, advanced technology and a deeply felt commitment to customer satisfaction.


Oil Analysis:

Our On-Site division provides oil analysis and diagnostics to enhance maintenance programs inside of plants.  We can assist you in the early detection of equipment problems and in predicting future machine reliability.  In addition, we will be able to tell how the equipment is degrading through oil, water and glycol analyses.

Ultimately, this will help to maximize machinery performance, extend oil change intervals and minimize oil-related disruptions in production.  Our customers will see a healthy savings in production loss versus oil maintenance.

We will test samples from frontline equipment as well as incoming lubricants for compliance to specifications and quality assurance.  Between our computer controlled quality assurance and a web based Lab Information Management System, you will have accurate reporting and maintenance recommendations.

Finally, our customized test reports are the most comprehensive and user-friendly in the industry.  Be sure to review the sample report to the left.  All testing is performed in accordance with ASTM and other standardized applicable methods.

And timing won't be a factor.  Our Oil Analysis Lab understands the importance of urgent circumstances.  If you need your test results within 24 hours, be sure to request that when you are in communications with one of our experienced technicians.

Whether it's part of the normal routine maintenance program or by chance a problem arises, our staff will be there to take care of all of your needs in a timely manner.

Our staff is trained to the maximum level to uphold all protocols and regulations.  And our Oil Analysis Lab is ISO 9001:  2008 certified and meet the standards of NQA-1 and 10 CFR 50 Appendix B.  We also follow all ASTM standards and methods while testing in our laboratory.

Testing Services:

  • Elemental Spectroscopy
  • Ferrography
  • Recycled/Reclaimed Oil Evaluations
  • Lubricant Characteristics Evaluation
  • Lubricant Degradation Testing
  • Diagnosis & Maintenance recommendations
  • Viscosity
  • FTIR
  • Acid Number
  • Oil Filter Testing
  • Karl Fischer Water
  • Varnishing Potential
  • Foam
  • Rust
  • Demulsibility
  • Ferrous Wear Concentration
  • Fuel Dilution
  • Lubricant

Available Tests:
  • Acid Number (former TAN)
  • Infrared Organic Spectrometry (FTIR)
  • pH of Fluid Sample
  • Viscosity, Kinematic (40 C, 100 C, Visc, Index)
  • Optical Ferrography (WDA)
  • Reserve Alkanity
  • Base Number (former TBN)
  • Particle Count (ISO, SAE, or NAS Codes)
  • Spectrometric Analysis (21 Metals)
  • Water by Karl Fischer Titration
  • Wear Index-Ferrous Particle Quantifier (WI)
  • Density
  • API Gravity
  • Evaporation Loss
  • Flash Point
  • Heat of Combustion
  • Noack Volatility
  • Oxidation Stability
  • Sludging and Corrosion Tendencies
  • Thermal Stability
  • Cold CRANK
  • Quench
  • Elastometer Compatibilty
  • Fire Point
  • Sulfur
  • Misting Properties
  • Corrosiveness & Oxidation Stability of Highly Refined Oils
  • Hydraulic Pump Wear Test
  • Four Ball EP
  • FZG Gear Test
  • Timken EP
  • Cetane Index
  • Distillation
  • Pour Point
  • Cloud Point
  • Particulate Matter
  • Cold Filter Plug Point
  • Vapor Pressure
  • Cone Penetration
  • Grease Compatibility
  • Demulsibility D1401, D2711
  • Falex Pin & U
  • Foam
  • Grease Pumpability Lincoln Vent
  • Water Sprayoff
  • Dropping Point
  • Grease Mobility
  • Oil Separation
  • Roll Separation
  • Water Washout
  • Grease Oxidation

Test Packages:
  • Rolling Mills
  • Gearboxes
  • Chillers
  • Compressors
  • Hydraulics
  • Turbines
  • Blowers
  • Motor Bearings
  • Pumps
  • Vehicles
At TRI STATE Hydraulics, we are here to support your every need.  With our TRI STATE On-Site division, we look forward to better serving you and your equipment for a long time to come.  Feel free to contact one of our highly skilled technicians to explain to you the options available and how we can set up a customized package to suit your specific needs.