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What is TBN - Total Base Number

Total Base Number (TBN): [caption id="attachment_5071" align="aligncenter" width="199"] Testing Oil samples[/caption] Total Base Number (TBN) is the measure of the quantity of basic components in a petrochemical sample. TBN is determined in both new and used oils and is a value of the oil’s ability to neutralize the acids produced in the oils during normal use. The higher the TBN value of an ...
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What is TAN - Total Acid Number

Total Acid Number (TAN): [caption id="attachment_5085" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Oil testing[/caption] Total Acid Number (TAN) is a measure of the quantity of acidic compounds present in a petrochemical sample. The TAN value is determined for both new and used oil samples. New oils are monitored to ensure the initial quality of the oil meets the specific TAN range for the sample type. U...
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