A trio of aged gas canisters resting on the ground amidst used oil and waste oil.

Excellent used oil testing and monitoring can make your engine work efficiently and smoothly. CVR Labs is your trusted partner for advanced waste oil testing. We help in ensuring the quality of oils by using modern technology and equipment. Here, we’ll introduce you to used oil testing, the specifics of all the tests available, and explain the relevance of the physical & chemical data.

What is used oil and waste oil testing?

It is an important activity that examines the condition, quality, and contaminants of oils and lubricants that have been used in a wide range of applications.

Why is used oil and waste oil testing required?

Lubricants are essential to the majority of mechanical systems. An effective lubricant can significantly extend a system’s operating life. used oil and waste oil is necessary to ensure that heavy-duty equipment works smoothly and for an extended period. Testing for fuel, lubricant, used oil, and used lubricant, are all included in this testing.

This testing also ensures that waste oil and lubricants are effectively handled and disposed of, reducing environmental impact and guaranteeing compliance with regulations.

Environmental Protection:

It helps in the prevention of incorrect waste oil disposal, which may contaminate land and water, and it promotes responsible waste management.

Regulatory Compliance:

Compliance with waste oil disposal legislation and standards is crucial for companies to avoid legal consequences.

Quality Assurance:

Quality assurance testing can determine if used oil can be regenerated or recycled.

Used and Waste oil Testing Parameters

CVR Labs offers a range of tests to analyze used oil and waste oil samples for various parameters, covering physical & chemical aspects. Here is a comprehensive overview of the available parameters:


Oil Viscosity
Measurement of oil viscosity
Assesses the thickness and flow properties of the oil, which affect lubrication performance.
Oil Density
Measurement of oil density
Indicates the oil's mass per unit volume, influencing its behaviour in different applications.
Oil Color
Evaluation of oil color
Detects unusual coloration, which may indicate contamination or degradation.


Oxidation Stability
Assessment of oil oxidation stability
Determines the oil's resistance to oxidation and aging, impacting performance and longevity.
Additive Contamination
Detection of additive contamination in oil
Identifies foreign substances in the oil that can affect its intended function.
Water Content
Measurement of water content in oil
Identifies the presence of water, which can be harmful and reduce lubrication quality.
Acid and base number Ash content
Fire point
Flash point
Gasoline Diluents
Gross Calorific Value
Neutralization number
Saponification Value
Total Halogens
Viscosity 100OC
Viscosity 40OC
Viscosity at 50oC
Water Content (ASTM D: 6304-e1)
Water content (ASTM D:95-05)
Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCB), as per EPA 525, 525.1 mix
Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), as per EPA 610 mix

These features are essential for determining the quality, condition, and contamination of used oil and waste oil and lubricants, as well as ensuring proper disposal and recycling. Our testing techniques are customized to individual requirements, offering a thorough examination of oil and lubricant qualities.

CVR Labs is the best provider of used oil and waste oil testing services, with innovative technology, cutting-edge equipment, and a passionate staff of experts. CONTACT US now to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in ensuring appropriate used oil and lubricant removal and management.

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