We would like to advise all of you of our operational status and plans. After some cleaning up and verifying instrumentation is functioning to specifications, we are running at full capacity. We will post haste complete testing of samples already in the lab and post the results ASAP. Samples now in route by UPS, USPS or FedEx will probably be delayed do to circumstances. We will begin work on such samples when in hand. The current forecast shows improving weather, so do not hesitate to send your samples into us. We are ready for them! And thank you to all who have called and emailed us.


Go with someone who's been there


In business since 1969 and under current management since 1983, we have years of on-the-job experience. Not only that, we are ISO/EIC 17025:2005 certified and committed to keeping up with the latest advances in the field. You can rest easy, because your analysis will be in the best and most skilled hands that it can be.

Professional, quality analysis


Southwest Spectro-Chem Labs is a full service laboratory, offering lube oil and fluids analysis since 1983. We are located near the heart of the Houston petro-chem industry and perform service for customers world-wide. Southwest Spectro-Chem Labs is an independent laboratory, with no agenda to promote lube oils, filters, machinery or other related systems. Our analysis is without bias.

Southwest Spectro-Chem Labs’ core service is analyzing the condition of equipment, oil, and contaminant situations through fluids analysis to improve reliability for industry. Southwest Spectro-Chem Labs specializes in communicating the impact of your analysis, not just providing data. LubeAccess™, our powerful online database, is a key component of providing this comprehensive analysis to your entire team. Use our expertise to improve your preventive maintenance program.

We are also pleased to announce that we have been ISO/EIC 17025:2005 Certified since October 2012.


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