TestOil has the resources to help successfully restart idled equipment and maintain it in optimal condition after that.
While the oil can be tested prior to start up if there are obvious issues, it’s usually better to pull a sample when the equipment is operating.
Although it’s tempting to just flip the switch, a little due diligence before restarting will go a long way. A good start is a visual inspection to check for rust, leaking gaskets, seals, cracks, proper oil levels and oil color.
As preparations are underway to restart operations, there are many variables that affect the current condition of idled equipment. These include: