Samples must always be taken from the same point in the system when the oil is circulating at normal operating temperature. Think safety when sampling hot or potentially hot systems. Avoid sampling from filter or cooler drain cocks and sump tanks, as these may not be representative of this system.

Wipe clean around sampling point and drain off a quantity of oil to purge sampling cock and pipe.

Draw off oil into a Vickers Oils sample bottle. For full analysis a FULL bottle is required (bottles provided).

Immediately affix screw lid tightly and check to make sure that the bottle does not leak.

Select the appropriate address label from the labels provided and attach to the mailing tube. Insert sample bottle upside down. 

Complete ALL the information on the green ‘Routine Analysis Data’ form provided and insert in mailing tube with sample providing one form per sample.

Place the end cap over the tube and push firmly down in the centre ensuring it is firmly secure.

CONTACT AND FLASH POINT LABELS SHOULD BE PLACED ON OUTER MOST PACKAGING FOR VIEWING BY CUSTOMS.

Hand the sample(s) to the agent with instructions for immediate despatch. Landing station details can be found here.

Download the Sampling & Mailing Instructions pdf