Category Archives: Did You Know?

Live and Virtual Lubrication Training Classes Just Announced by TestOil

CLEVELAND May 28, 2021  -- TestOil, the industry leader in lubricant analysis, just announced a new schedule that includes nearly 20 in-person and virtual oil analysis training classes. All of these classes are open for registration now. In addition to a 2-day MLT Level II certification course, these new classes include the following single day offerings:• Data Interpretation…
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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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Live and Virtual Oil Analysis Training Class Schedule Announced by TestOil

In addition to oil analysis classes already scheduled for May and June, we just announced a huge roster of educational (and engaging) in-person and online training classes for the remainder of 2021.                 TestOil Industrial Services Coordinator Courtney Irvin explains, “As is the case with most classroom situations during the pandemic, we had to make…
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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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