Tannas Co.

The Tannas Company was founded in 1981 in Midland, Michigan U.S.A. to serve the oil and energy industries. For over 35 years, Tannas has been designing and manufacturing innovative bench-top laboratory instruments for testing and advancing the research & development of engine oils, lubricants, and related materials. 

Tannas Co. is committed to continually creating and delivering the highest quality instruments available in the market for identifying, characterizing, and understanding the properties and behavior of today's fluids and lubricants.

Specialties include: Quantum® Oxidation Tester, Tapered Bearing Simulator (TBS) Viscometer, Scanning Brookfield Technique/Gelation Index, Tannas Basic Rotary (TBR) Viscometer, Tannas Foam Air Bath (TFAB®), Selby-Noack® Volatility Test, SimAir® Test Cell, and Thermo-oxidation Engine Oil Simulation Test (TEOST®).

Tannas Co. is a privately held company. Sister companies include King Refrigeration, Savant Labs, and Institute of Materials (IOM), all of which are members of the Savant Group of companies. All four Savant Group companies are ISO 9001:2008 certified and actively participate in industry organizations involved with the advancement and quality control of lubrication such as the ASTMSAEILSAC, STLE, ILMA, EI and CEC.