Category Archives: Advanced Testing

Used Oil Analysis for Marine Industries with Same Day Results

TestOil’s expert analysts have the experience with marine oils to conduct reliable analysis and deliver actionable results the same day they receive the sample. This is an excellent alternative to expensive and time-consuming on site testing and analysis.                 “We know the lubrication-related issues that marine industries face today,” explains TestOil Field/Data Analyst Matt McMahon.…
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Help Creating an Oil Analysis Program

“We need to do something about our oil analysis program.”  It’s a common theme among companies with too much work (a good thing) and too little time (we can help with that).  While everyone agrees that oil analysis is essential, most companies don’t have the resources to fix an existing program that’s in tatters or…
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What causes sludge in machinery?

Sludge is to machinery what LDL cholesterol is to the human body (not good).  Sludge is basically the formation of heavy, thick, greasy, tarry deposits that tend to collect in certain areas. It can be dark or clear, hard or gummy, minimal or pervasive. Some of the causes are: Additive  and/or base oil incompatibilitiesElectrical sparkingOverheatingLengthy…
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Fluid Analysis for Electric Vehicles Announced by TestOil

Like their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts, all EVs require several types of lubes, fluids and greases. While the performance requirements for EVs and ICE vehicles have some similarities, there are important differences that require specialized fluids and analysis.

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Bearing Lubricant Testing Considerations

According to TestOil Field/Data Analyst Matt McMahon there are important considerations for choosing the best bearing lubricant such as speed, load, and temperature —how fast the bearing is spinning, how much pressure is on the bearing and the operating temperature range.                 Matt mentioned some general rules of thumb: 1.  The faster the bearing spins,…
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Injection Molding Machines and Varnish Tests

CLEVELAND Dec. 1, 2020 TestOil, the leading experts on oil analysis for injection molding machines (IMMs), offers a comprehensive analysis for detecting varnish and initiating mitigation before it causes unplanned downtime and ultimately destroys the machine.Capital investment for an IMM can exceed half a million dollars. Unplanned events, such as a machine shutdown resulting from…
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