Meet the Techenomics Worldwide Team! – Interview #8

Jul 16, 2014 | diesel fuel testing, fuel analysis, fuel conditioners

Meet the Techenomics Worldwide Team! – Interview #8

Techenomics have put together a ‘Leaders Series’ which is a range of interviews with Techenomics many leaders in Condition Monitoring. We hope you enjoy reading the interviews and they help you gain a greater in depth understanding of condition monitoring and you get to know more about our staff. The next interview in the ‘Leader Series’ is with Mr Teguh Santoso, Fuel Laboratory Supervisor for  Balikpapan Laboratory, interviewed by Siti Munawarah. “I’m pleased to see this interview and commend you to read what Teguh has to say. He is one of our developing young scientists and recently installed a coal quality control laboratory at a mine site in Tanzania, set up the fuel laboratory in Balikpapan and continues to work on expansion of our testing regimes.” Chris Adsett, CEO, Techenomics International.


Q: How do you feel working with the Techenomics Group?

A: I really enjoy working with Techenomics. As a part of Techenomics Groups, PT. Tekenomiks Indonesia, I am always getting new challenges that help make me more creative and I’m always learning a lot. We also have a great team who are like family. That’s why I’m still here and happy to support PT. Tekenomiks Indonesia.

Q: Can you share with us the process of fuel analysis?

A: After we receive the fuel sample from the customer, we put the lab number on it and then before we do any data entry we make sure we confirm what parameter the customer requires. After we confirm this the sample is ready to be processed. We have at least 14 tests that cover every parameter, such as : flash point, distillation, pour point, ash content, sediment content, density, viscosity, water content, TAN, SAN, etc and it takes three days for completed analysis. Each parameter can give a different impact to an engine, so it’s important to test them all. After the analysis process is completed, we produce the report and send it to the customer.


Q: How does fuel analysis testing benefit customers?

A: The benefit of fuel analysis for customers is it can give the diagnostic information they need to prevent real trouble with their engines, their fuel storage tank and their operating budget.

Q: As a fuel supervisor, what is your main role?

A: My main role is to make sure that the analysis process runs well and after analysis is completed to make sure reports are produced quickly and sent to customers. Probably my free-e-booksmost important role is to ensure that the lab is running as per ISO 17025 requirement.

Q: How many samples do you analyse each month?

A: Approximately 130 samples per month.

Q: Are there any specific skills you need to become a fuel analyst?

A: Yes, absolutely! To do analysis the analyst should understand the principle of fuel analysis, have the appropriate educational background to help achieve good results and accurate analysis reporting.

Q: What is your biggest dream?

A: I hope one day Techenomics Lab becomes the leader in fluid laboratories around the world and that one day anywhere you go in the world, you will find a Techenomics lab.

As from April 2014, Mr. Teguh Santoso has been promoted to Fuel Laboratory Supervisor for  Balikpapan Laboratory. Please join us in congratulating him.

Thanks for reading my interview with Mr. Teguh Santoso as a part of our leadership interview session. My next interview will be with Mr. Darmawan Putranto Nugroho, Failure Analyst for PT. Tekenomiks Indonesia. I hope you enjoyed reading this interview and see you next time.

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To enquire about condition monitoring or fuel analysis please contact Teguh Santoso , email: You can also contact Eka Karmila, the Manager, Technology and Product Development for Techenomics Indonesia, email or visit

For media enquiries please contact Brooke Tolar, DragonFly Public Relations on T: 0411 553 246 or E-mail:

Techenomics has distributed specialty lubricants to the mining industry throughout Australia and Indonesia for more than 20 years with the business steadily growing into other parts of the world. In 1988, Techenomics introduced proactive condition monitoring and fluid management services.   Today, Techenomics focuses on its Total Fluid Management Services (TFMS), operating ISO 9001 accredited laboratories and consulting services. These laboratories all conduct lubricant analysis on used oils and greases, and analysis of wear debris. TFMS is operated by site-based teams who establish and maintain condition monitoring programs, and manage the total lubricant cycle at the clients’ facilities.   Techenomics’ consulting services focus on tribology; lubrication practices, product application, component wear, lubrication management and training programs. Its engineers design and builds unique solutions to improve component life. Its training programs are not generic programs, they are custom developed for clients and aim to eliminate customers’ specific problems and are always results-orientated. These consulting services are often used in continuous improvement programs. Techenomics’ lubrication and fuel services reduce maintenance costs for mobile and fixed plant equipment, irrespective of the industry.

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