Category Archives: Advanced Testing

Oil Testing Lab Eurofins TestOil Outlines 6 Ways to Improve Your Program in 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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Condition Monitoring for Hydraulic Fluid: Testing the Oil and Additives

Today’s hydraulic oils and their additives are fairly stable, but that doesn’t mean they will stay that way forever—they still need regular testing by an oil analysis lab for a number of factors, including additive depletion.                  According to TestOil Field/Data Analyst Matt McMahon, who has been in this business for two decades, there are…
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Industrial Oil Analysis and Criticality: How Often Should Critical Equipment be Tested?

Critical machinery does need to have its oil tested more frequently than other machinery simply because the consequences of inoperability are more severe.                   Eurofins TestOil Data/Field Analyst Matt McMahon explains, “Some companies officially rank criticality and some don’t. However, even without a criticality ranking system in place, most people know that anything they don’t…
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Oil Analysis Price: What to Expect

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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Karl Fischer Test Heads Energy Industry Analysis Slate

TestOil offers expert advanced oil analysis for turbines for companies across the spectrum of energy industries. Routine turbine oil analysis includes tests such as particle count, Karl Fischer, elemental spectroscopy, FTIR, Viscosity @40 degrees, and acid number.  Advanced testing will provide more specific information on lubricant condition with tests that include RPVOT, foam, color, rust,…
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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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