Powerlink provides transformer oil testing, SF6 gas testing and diagnostic services from our on-site laboratory. We partner with you to extend the life of your transformers, reactors and high voltage oil-filled plant. We provide expert advice and technical support on a wide range of oil testing, insulation testing, condition monitoring and engineering support.

Our team of highly qualified chemists, scientists and professional engineers deliver clear and accurate information and recommendations to enable you to make informed decisions on how best to maintain and operate your transformers and other valuable electrical assets.

Our extensive test history database also provides valuable reference data for your analysis, diagnosis and benchmarking.

Powerlink’s laboratory is NATA and ISO 9001 accredited.

NATA   Oil Lab

  • Dissolved gas analysis (DGA) 
  • Moisture content
  • Dielectric breakdown
  • Dielectric Dissipation Factor (DDF) and D.C. Resistivity
  • Acidity (neutralisation value)
  • Furans
  • Interfacial tension (IFT)
  • Particle count and profile
  • Antioxidant (DBPC, DBDS, etc.) Concentration
  • PCB contamination (solids, liquids, surfaces).
  • Passivator (Irgamet39, BTA, etc.) Concentration
  • Degree of polymerisation of paper (DPV)
  • Viscosity, Density, Flash point, and Pour point
  • Corrosive sulphur
  • Quality of SF6 gas in HV plant and cylinders 
  • SF6 reprocessing / recycling
  • Insulating fluid infrared spectral analysis
  • Oil oxidation stability testing
  • Carbon typing
  • Dissolved metals and ferrography.

Our customers are located across the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

More information on our oil testing and laboratory services:


Looking for transformer oil testing or insulation testing services? 

Email your request - detailing the tests or laboratory services you require.

We can provide instructions on sample collection using approved sample containers. 


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Tony Ngo

Manager Laboratory Services
07 3860 2111

Our laboratory services are currently not impacted.

As a precaution we request that any deliveries made are non-contact. Please place the delivery on the trolley provided adjacent to the laboratory door. Please also call ahead if you require replacement oil sample kits. This will help reduce waiting time.

If it is critical you speak to a laboratory staff member once you are on site, please ensure you wear a mask and adhere to social distancing recommendations.