Category Archives: Did You Know?

How Can TestOil Make Your Day Remarkable?

How Can TestOil Make Your Day Remarkable? https://youtu.be/z44qZ2AeJ2I Since 1988, TestOil has been raising the bar in the oil analysis industry. We are passionate about what we do and dedicated to making our customer's businesses better with high-quality, insightful services! Our catchphrase is "Remarkable in every way." In fact, we even answer every single phone…
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Oil Analysis Training Class Schedule to be Announced by TestOil

In addition to oil analysis classes already scheduled for May and June, we will soon be announcing a huge roster of educational (and engaging) in-person and online training classes for the remainder of 2021. Each class on the schedule will be offered both in person and virtual.                 TestOil Industrial Services Coordinator Courtney Irvin explains,…
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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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Lab Analysis of Used Oil v. Visual Inspection

Is visual inspection of industrial fluid enough? TestOil Data/Field Analyst Dwon Ruffin CLS doesn’t think so. “There are some issues that will be obvious by looking at the oil, such as water contamination, large particles and separation into layers,” he explains. “Other than that, there is not a whole lot you can learn by visual…
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What does AN/Acid Number Measure?

Are you 100% sure you know what AN (acid number) measures and what it reveals? Actually A LOT of things! According to Monika Malcolm, Analytical Services Manager for TestOil, “Acid number is measuring acidic components in the oil sample. These can include degradation products such as organic acids, esters, and salts as well as contaminants…
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Oil Analysis Alarming Limits v. Trending Limits

CLEVELAND Dec.  28, 2020-- TestOil, the industry leader in lubricant analysis, is one of the major oil analysis labs to use trend analysis in addition to static alarm limits. Static alarm limits (also called absolute limits) are a single unchanging number, while trending (also called linear regression) is a statistical analysis.            Absolute limits can be set…
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