Drive Profitability with Novel Methodology for the Determination of Total Organochlorinated Components in Used Engine Oils


Perkin Elmer

Date: 16:00:00 - Jun 27 2019
Speakers: Leeman Bennington
Moderators: Tom Lynch CChem FRSC

In-service lubricant testing laboratories are faced with increasing demands for profitability and customer satisfaction. To help support these goals, an innovative oil analysis methodology is now available. 

Regular testing for fuel and glycol in used engine oil by gas chromatography can provide guidance on oil handling. Benefits include:

  • Prevention of unnecessary oil changes 
  • Lowered costs associated with enhanced replaceable fluid lifetime 
  • Advanced warning of component wear prior to potential failures that could result in unexpected costs and downtime

Contaminant analysis including the measurement of the total amount of organochlorinated components in the oil can confirm the presence of precursors to engine harming hydrochloric acid which can lead to corrosion. Testing can also help ensure that exhausted oils meet required waste oil hazard classification for recycling.  

This webinar covers a new approach to measuring total organochlorides utilizing a PerkinElmer Clarus® 590 GC with a Xylem’s XSD™ Halogen Specific Detector. This faster more efficient methodology eliminates the need for sample preparation and can analyze fuel in used engine oil in a tandem analysis in 3.5 minutes resulting in quicker actionable results for customers.

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Leeman Bennington
Leeman Bennington (PerkinElmer)

Leeman has over 25 years of experience in Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry techniques. Prior to joining PerkinElmer in 2007, he served in various roles related to analytical measurement, technical support, and environmental compliance. These included positions in laboratory, LIMS, and quality assurance management for multiple organizations focused in environmental sample analysis and chemical manufacturing activities. As a Sr Field Application Scientist, Leeman helps customers in application, software, and hardware support and training.


Tom Lynch CChem FRSC
Tom Lynch CChem FRSC (International Labmate Ltd)

Tom has 35 years’ of experience in the petroleum industry, specialising in the delivery of forensic and problem solving /method development capabilities for BP Fuels and Lubricants businesses globally. He was also a member of the BP Science Council representing Analytical Science and led a BP wide Analytical Science network. Tom has published over 30 citable papers, 4 book chapters and has given over 60 presentations at conferences. He is a past Vice President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Analytical Division and a past Chairman of the RSC Separation Science Group. In addition, Tom is a recipient of the Silver Jubilee Medal by the Chromatographic Society and a technical achievement award by the Energy Institute.

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