Shell Rapid Lubricants Analysis is an oil condition monitoring service that helps you to keep your vessels running smoothly by identifying potential oil or equipment failures before they become critical.

Shell Rapid Lubricants Analysis will help your business to save money and time on maintenance caused by equipment failures. It is an early-warning system that aims to give you the peace of mind that your equipment and lubricants are in optimum working order.

Features

  • Over 30 years of sample analysis, with more than 170,000 samples analysed each year
  • More than 1,200 customers, with 9,000 vessels
  • Six ISO-accredited laboratories worldwide using ASTM and in-house test methods
  • Proven logistics and report response times giving an accurate and timely service worldwide
  • Single global IT platform coupled to a single global database
  • Covers every type of machinery on board a vessel
  • Diagnosis by a multidisciplinary team of marine and lubricant experts
  • All reports and web systems in local languages

Benefits

Used-oil analysis is a key tool in managing preventive and predictive maintenance. Many leading shipping companies use Shell RLA as an important part of their planned and predictive maintenance strategies to help deliver

  • greater equipment reliability and reduced downtime through early diagnosis of potential faults
  • analysis results for all normal samples available within 48 hours of samples reaching the lab
  • quick and timely results
  • lower machine repair costs
  • high safety standards
  • precise monitoring of operating efficiency.

Analysis shows that the return on investment can be up to 14 times the cost of the service.

Shell RLA test suites

Viscosity
at 40°C
Viscosity
at 100°C
TBN TAN Clean ISO 4406 Water
(%vol)
Water
(ppm)
Flash point
(°C)
ICP IC/DP/MD WPI
Engine test No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Shaft test (1) Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes(2) No No
System test Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No
Engine check No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shaft check (1) Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes(2) No Yes
System check Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Fridge check (3) Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No No
Gas engine check (4) No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Turbine check Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes(5) No Yes
EMD engine check No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes(6) Yes Yes
Cylinder check No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes(7) No Yes
Hydraulic check Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Gear check Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Thruster check Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Thermal check Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Grease check No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes
Engine check plus No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
System check plus Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Hydraulics check plus (1) Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Gear check plus (1) Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Thruster check plus Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
NK stern tube test (8) (9) Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes(2) No No

(1) Also includes heptane insolubles

(2) ICP with nickel

(3) Includes degas

(4) Includes oxidation and nitration

(5) Ca in ppm

(6) Zn in ppm

(7) Zn and P in ppm

(8) Includes oxidation

(9) Includes direct reading ferrography

Five Simple Steps to Shell RLA

Step 1: Ask your account manager to register your vessel and equipment.

Step 2: Take representative oil samples from your equipment and complete the label.

Step 3: Send the samples to the nearest Shell laboratory.

Step 4: Your samples are tested and analysed and then entered into the Shell RLA database.

Step 5: You receive an email or website report showing the diagnosis and recommendations.

Shell RLA available across our global network

Americas: (USA)

Shell Marine Laboratory
Rapid Lubricants Analysis
7451 Winton Drive
Indianapolis
Indiana 46268
United States of America

Phone: 00 1 317 808 3750

 

Europe: (EU)

Shell Marine Laboratory
Rapid Lubricants Analysis
Inward Way, Rossmore Business Park
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire CH65 3EN
United Kingdom

Phone: 00 44 151 350 6727

 

India: (IN)

Shell Marine Laboratory
Rapid Lubricants Analysis
A-77, Road No. 16
Wagle Industrial Estate
Thane-400604
India

Phone: 00 91 22 61517838

 

Singapore: (SG)

Shell Marine Laboratory
Rapid Lubricants Analysis
3, Toh Tuck Link
#01-02/03
Singapore 596228

Phone: 00 65 637 90266

 

China: (CN)

Shell Marine Laboratory
Rapid Lubricants Analysis
No. 88 Pu Dong Road
Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park
Shanghai 210507
China

Phone: 00 86 21 6027 6363

 

Australia: (AU)

Shell Marine Laboratory
Rapid Lubricants Analysis
28 Reid Road
Perth International Airport
Newburn WA 6105
Australia

Phone: 00 61 893 733 609

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