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Cutting fluid analysis

coupelles analyses huiles de coupeAnalysis of straight or soluble cutting fluids in all business sectors.

Benefits of this type of analysis

Cutting fluid analysis enables you to optimise the service life of your plant and products, while monitoring ageing. Regular analysis means that you can check that your oil is retaining its beneficial properties. The risk of bacterial growth or the formation of compounds with an impact on your employees’ health and safety will be reduced if your oil has the right conditions. We can advise you on ways of retaining high-quality machining while ensuring operator safety.

Of course, our response time is three working days (excluding analysis package); we will contact you if there is a serious fault and are always available to discuss the results. Our independence is your guarantee of efficiency.


Measurements taken on straight cutting fluid:

  • Appearance/colour
  • Viscosity at 40°C and 100°C
  • Viscosity index
  • Acid value
  • Water content
  • Copper and/or aluminium corrosion
  • Flash point
  • Gravimetry
  • Wear and additional metals


  • Comparative FTIR and oxidation


Measurements taken on soluble cutting fluid :

  • Appearance/colour/odour
  • PH
  • Volumetric and refractometric concentration
  • Alkali reserve
  • Hardness
  • Microorganisms
  • Foreign oil content


  • Droplet size
  • Nitrate content
  • Chlorine content
  • PAH content

Example of an analysis report :


Straight and soluble cutting