Category Archives: Program Management

Oil Analysis Testing: On-site vs. Off-site

Oil Analysis Testing: On-site vs. Off-site The first and often the obvious option is to have an on-site oil analysis lab to process all oil samples collected. There are many pros to this option.  Turnaround time for results can be controlled in house.  There is no dependence on an outside resource. Testing packages can be altered easily,…
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Why Analyze Used Lubricants

Why Analyze Used Lubricants Selecting the proper lubricant, along with careful maintenance of that lubricant, is essential to ensure adequate protection to any component.  Proper lubrication is defined as the correct amount of the correct lubricant at the correct time. Maintaining a lubricant means ensuring that it is the correct viscosity and has the necessary…
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How To Avoid Poor Interpretation Of Test Results

How To Avoid Poor Interpretation Of Test Results 1. Train your maintenance professional Too often in oil analysis, the failure of a program can be attributed to the lack of interpretation of the conditions report and an inappropriate response to the results.  When this happens, valuable information is lost.  The reason for this can largely…
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Interpreting an Oil Analysis Report

Interpreting an Oil Analysis Report Oil analysis reports contain a vast array of information about your equipment and lubricant condition.  Understanding how the oil tests are performed and what the test data means will allow you to get the most out of your Oil Analysis Program. The oil analysis report is a vital tool for…
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Is Inadequate Performance Tracking Your Problem?

Is Inadequate Performance Tracking Your Problem? Does your plant celebrate the speed at which failure is repaired or the lack of failure occurrences?  Think about the purpose of your maintenance program.  Is your main objective putting out fires or are you focused on predictive maintenance?  Many plants tend to celebrate how fast a machine is…
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What Does Oil Analysis Tell Us?

What Does Oil Analysis Tell Us? Oil Analysis is capable of monitoring three distinctive parameters of your lubrication program.  By understanding these parameters, and the tests that can effectively monitor them, it is possible to tailor the most effective Oil Analysis program. Equally important is identifying the potential threats to both lubricant and machine condition…
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