Category Archives: Advanced Testing

Oil Analysis: Eurofins TestOil’s 6 Ways to Improve Your Program Datasheet

World-class oil analysis programs are ever evolving to incorporate new technologies and associated best practices. Because Eurofins TestOil professionals are often on client sites, we have an excellent perspective on this.                 To address some of the ways we think many oil analysis programs could be improved, we created a downloadable datasheet: 6 Ways to…
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Bearing Lubricant Analysis Can Extend the Life of these Hard-Working Components

Bearings are designed so that there is no metal-to-metal contact under normal operating conditions, which would include proper lubrication. Because of this, they should have little to no wear by design. The key qualifier here is “proper lubrication.” There really aren’t lubricants formulated specifically for bearings because most bearings are used in machines that share…
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Oil Compatibility Testing: A Smart Way to Avoid Downtime

Not exactly sure what oil is in the reservoir, but it’s running low and probably OK to top it off with whatever’s around, right?  Wrong—but not always. So how do you know which lubricants are compatible and which are, well, like oil and water? There are really only two ways: 1.  Ask one or both…
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Oil Analysis Training: Comprehensive Class Announced by Eurofins TestOil

Eurofins TestOil just announced Comprehensive Oil Analysis Training April 26-28, 2022 in Baton Rouge, LA with an available remote option. The course will strengthen skills and elevate the competency of reliability and maintenance personnel including PdM Technicians, Plant Managers, Reliability Engineers, Reliability Technicians, Service Technicians—anyone involved in a lubrication program who wants to bump up…
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Is Synthetic Oil Worth It?

Is Synthetic Oil Worth It? OEM specifications usually cover the recommended oil for each type of machine they manufacture. Sometimes these are just guidelines, other times they are a requirement to remain in warranty. While synthetic oil is marketed as having superior performance, that’s not true in all cases and for all machinery. Some mineral…
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CLS Certified Lubrication Specialist Training Class Offered by Eurofins TestOil: a Great Foundation for Lubrication Program Success

Eurofins TestOil just announced a CLS Certified Lubrication Specialist Class March 22-24, 2022 in Cleveland.  This is an advanced lubrication course to prepare attendees for the STLE CLS certification exam. CLS certification verifies leading-edge knowledge of lubrication theory and mastery of the craft.   This 3-day class will cover all the material needed to tackle…
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