Category Archives: Program Management

The Value Of Oil Analysis Testing

The Value Of Oil Analysis Testing Any business that relies on heavy machinery to carry out their daily tasks also relies on things like oil analysis testing to actively monitor the condition of those machines. There are many industries that have to have some pretty expensive pieces of machinery running around the clock, and that…
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6 Steps to Update Your Lubrication Program

6 Steps to Update Your Lubrication Program In today’s culture of looking for high returns on investments, there are not many that can compare to a comprehensive lubrication program. Tremendous financial savings can be enjoyed by eliminating poor lubrication practices from an organization. Numerous financial losses are attributable to poor and inadequate lubrication programs and…
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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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