VPS announces major lubricant testing expansion of Rotterdam facility

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) announced yesterday the latest expansion of the company’s lubricant oil condition monitoring (OCM) service. In the company’s drive to offer customers a broader array of technically advanced, value-added services, VPS has made a significant investment in its Rotterdam Laboratory, equipping it with the latest analytical technology, automation and robotics for lubricants testing.

The introduction of such advanced equipment and systems enables a significant increase in the laboratory’s capacity and efficiency and will further help VPS clients with effective condition monitoring and routine maintenance programmes.

OCM is a predictive maintenance tool that uses laboratory analysis coupled with an understanding of lubricants and engineering. It is relevant to any organisation that sees lubricants and/or equipment as a critical resource.

“By testing engine, hydraulic, gearbox or stern tube oils, the OCM Service provides clients with detailed trend analysis and supporting tribology comments to assist in ensuring the protection of their machinery, prolonging mechanical life, helping in avoiding expensive breakdowns, whilst also highlighting the latest condition of the lubricant, its performance and protection capabilities,” said VPS Global OCM Business Lead, Paul Parkinson.

VPS is the world’s leading marine fuels testing company, with four ISO17025 accredited laboratories in Rotterdam, Singapore, Fujairah and Houston. With this major investment in its European-based facility, the company has significantly added to its existing Singapore lubricants testing capabilities.

“VPS is proud and excited to have made this investment. The expansion of our OCM capabilities and resources in lubricant analysis, with such state-of-the-art equipment, will assist our clients in maintaining the health and performance of their mechanical assets, through condition-based monitoring programmes,” said Group Commercial & New Business Development Director, Steve Bee.