Skip to content

Advantages of ANAC

Oil testing for automotive:

Get a high return on investment, thanks to the ANAC oil analysis.

Thanks to the automotive ANAC analysis range ( PRO, EXPERT, VISIO, …) the ANAC diagnosis goes far beyond the classical “Is my oil still OK ?” – approach and really offers a unique tool for the fleet manager. Throw its different engine oil analysis, it allows you to :

  • To avoid excessive engine / machine component wear
  • To avoid breakdowns
  • To plan corrective actions on the fleet, avoiding “rush hours” in the workshop
  • To compare wear rates of one engine vs another
  • To know when to replace vehicles
  • To boost the reselling value of machines

In short: reducing considerably the cost per working hour or km of the fleet. Well applied as a systematic fleet management system, ANAC can generate big savings in the maintenance and operational costs of a fleet and calculation in practice generally shows returns on investment of over 1 by 10 (1 Euro invested in ANAC brings 10 Euro savings). With ANAC oil analysis, well applied, a customer can save more money than what he spends on the oil !

ANAC is the guarantee of reduced operating costs:

  • Optimization of equipment service life
  • Optimization of fuel consumption
  • Optimization of drain intervals
  • Prevention of failures and down time
  • Diagnoses for the purchase of used equipment
  • Enhancement of equipment resale value

The ANAC also provide a range of oil analysis for the industrial market :

Thanks to the complete range of ANAC INDUS oil analysis , it is now possible for the industrial maintenance manager to make the step towards conditional maintenance:

  • Plan maintenance work at the most appropriate time
  • Extend the lifetime of the equipment
  • Extend the lifetime of the fluids ( Lubricants/ Coolants)

ANAC INDUS combines the ANAC laboratory expertise of oil testing with the expertise of the TotalEnergies Product Engineers on lubricant formulations in order to give you the best possible service with maximum savings on maintenance.

Reduce your lubricants maintenance cost

ANAC diagnosis takes oil analysis a step further. ANAC have implemented, in its IT system, years of development and database. Thanks to its expertise, the ANAC have extended an oil analysis program into a proven cost saving fleet management tool.

Fleet operators using ANAC have the benefit of very specific ANAC information on the combustion engines of their fleet as :

Wear Coefficient: One figure indicating overall wear compared to identical engines

ANAC has a very large statistical database on all specific engine types, called ANAC PRO. It can compares the current global wear rate of an engine with all similar engines. This analysis indicates if your engine’s lifetime expectation is higher, equal or lower than average for that specific engine type.The Wear Coefficient allows to compare relative engine wear between different vehicles/machines.

As a fleet manager, by looking at 1 figure given by the ANAC report, you know on which vehicles the cost per km or working hour can be reduced!

CAPS : Indicates probability of success of suggested corrective actions

Customers feedback for over more that 30 years allowed ANAC to establishe a database on causes and effects.
In case of a “red” report, CAPS (Customer Assisted Prognosis System) indicates which corrective actions are necessary to cure the problem and displays their statistical probability of success!
The CAPS report also displays the chance of breakdown in case no corrective action would be taken.


As a fleet manager, and thanks to the help of ANAC services, you know which preventive actions to take, and the risks involved when no action would be taken!

Compensated values (ppmc) : the real wear rate , independent from mileage and oil toppings :

The concentration of the wear elements in an oil analysis depends on the wear rate of the engine. It is also strongly influenced by external parameters as the mileage of the oil and possible topping up with new oil.
To find those informations, a specific mathematical “Compensation” model called ANAC PRO, has been developped. This ANAC model will recalculate the raw laboratory values on wear metals into “compensated” values ( ppmc) which are independent on oil mileage or oil toppings, and represent the real wear situation.

As a fleet manager, and thanks to ANAC PRO, you see the real wear evolution of your engine at a glance!

In May 2014 , a brand new state of the art ANAC oil analysis lab was inaugurated in Ertvelde (Ghent) Belgium. This central European laboratory , situated on the site of TotalEnergies' lubricant blending plant combines the very latest oil analysis techniques with a very high level of automation and oil analysis equipment , thus guaranteeing precise and reliable analysis results.

Quality is an absolute priority for ANAC. The ANAC service provides is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. A barcode system is involved at each stage of the diagnostics process, meaning absolute traceability for the samples that are processed for the oil analysis.

Automotive database :

ANAC has conducted more than 4 million lubricant analysis worldwide. Each oil analysis give calculate on a statistical basis reference values and condemnation limits on over 7000 combustion engine models and 6500 non combustion components. This ANAC database is unique in the world and a treasure for R&D departments of many engine manufacturers who can study the behavior on their engines in real life conditions on a worldwide scale throw various lubricant analysis.

Industrial database :

For industrial (piston) gas engines, ANAC GAS applies. For this application ANAC uses the mandatory condemnation limits indicated by the engine manufacturer to optimize lube oil analysis.

For all other industrial applications ANAC INDUS uses a database alimented by TotalEnergies engineers in charge of oil development for every individual market segment. The database takes into account the specific formulation of each TotalEnergies oil, and its tolerances for variation linked to the application in which the oil is used. As this information is strictly confidential, no other oil analysis lab than TotalEnergies’ corporate ANAC lab can make this interpretation

Communication is what matters, in every aspect of professional life! Therefore ANAC customers can choose between different communication media to obtain their diagnosis reports :

  • Oil analysis report in Pdf format by e-mail :
    The ANAC reports are forwarded by e-mail as soon as the diagnosis is available.
  • Access to the secured extranet « ANAC WEB » :
    Every Anac user can access his analytical data by a personalized access to ANAC WEB.
  • Analysis results are available in real time 24/7
    The ANAC secured extranet gives access to many other features: statistics, graphs of evolutions of analysis parameters, queries, recording of new sample data, contact with technical advisor, etc….
  • Access to the ANAC mobile extranet :
    Application for mobile phones and tablets, giving quick access to ANAC analysis reports, and module for new sample recording.
  • QR Flash for immediate consultation of the Anac report of your equipment
    ANAC provides QR coded stickers, personalized per equipment, allowing consultation of the analysis reports and lubrication scheme by a flash!