TitraLube TAN (TI-TAN)

TitraLube TAN (TI-TAN)
Analytes Total Acid Number (TAN)
Matrix Lubricating Oils, Industrial Oils, BioDiesel
Detection Method Quantitative colorimetric titration
Action Levels 0-2 TAN Units (mg KOH/gm oil)*
MDL 0.18 TAN Units
MQL 0.50 TAN Units
Overall Accuracy 10% +/- MDL
Analysis Time 5 minutes
Catalog Number TI-TAN
Packaging packs of 20 tests

Field Test Kit for Quantifying Total Acid Number in Industrial/Lubricating Oils.


On-Site Test Kit for Quantifying Total Acid Number, (TAN), in Industrial Oils

Oxidation of oil, such as lubricating, hydraulic, pump and other oils, is one main cause of mechanical malfunction. These oils can be analyzed for total acid number quickly and easily by incorporating Titra-Lube TAN test kits in your preventive maintenance schedule. Accurate monitoring of fluids for increased acid number can reduce costly repair or replacement of equipment.

Designed to be used by non-technical personnel, the kit can accurately detect acid build-up in less than 5 minutes at the job site. Titra-Lube TAN closely matches results obtained by more costly laboratory methods such as ASTM Method D-664.

Titra-Lube TAN contains no "F" series solvents. All premeasured reagents are non-hazardous and sealed in glass ampules for consistent, accurate results. Oil color will not interfere with the test because the colorimetric end point is carried out in the aqueous phase. The test covers the range of 0-2 TAN units (mg KOH/gram of oil) and comes complete with everything necessary to perform one test.

* TAN Units = mg KOH / Gram of Sample

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Related Papers (PDF Downloads)

  • TitraLube TAN Instructions - July 13, 2006 || Download
  • TitraLube TAN - August 1, 2015 || Download
  • TitraLube TAN and TBN Questions and Answers - June 1, 2006 || Download
Technical Papers:
  • Evaluation of Field Methods for TBN and TAN in Oils (DTR-14-01) - July 14, 1994 || Download


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