Category Archives: Program Management

Oil Analysis Training: Eurofins TestOil Announces 2022 Schedule

Eurofins TestOil is excited to announce our 2022 public training schedule. Now is the time to register for a class and increase your knowledge of lubrication programs. Click on dates below for more information and to register for your class of interest: Comprehensive Oil Analysis Dates: February 22-24 Nashville TN April 26-28 Baton Rouge LA…
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Criticality and Oil Analysis: How Often Should Critical Equipment be Tested?

Critical machinery does need to have its oil tested more frequently than other machinery simply because the consequences of inoperability are more severe.                   TestOil Data/Field Analyst Matt McMahon explains, “Some companies officially rank criticality and some don’t. However, even without a criticality ranking system in place, most people know that anything they don’t have…
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Should new industrial oil be tested before use?

The unequivocal answer is yes—for two reasons: there needs to be 100% certainty that what was ordered is what was delivered;  and most new oil doesn’t arrive clean—an initial analysis will reveal if it is contaminated enough to warrant remediation before use. Despite the obvious importance of this, research shows that only 39% of new…
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Best Practices for Lubricant Storage and Handling Prevent Deterioration

You are paying top dollar for the best possible lubricants and are confident they will provide great protection for your industrial machinery. They probably will—provided you follow best practices for lubricant storage.                 TestOil Lubrication Field Engineer Dwon Ruffin explains that there are several areas of lubricant storage that can lead to degradation. “The first…
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Advanced Coolant Analysis for Industrial Equipment Announced By TestOil

TestOil’s advanced coolant comprehensive slate includes all standard tests plus IC (Ion Chromatography) (ASTM D5827 Mod); HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography); and SCA Number (Calculated from nitrite-IC and molybdenum-ICP). IC (Ion Chromatography) (ASTM D5827 Mod): IC yields 10 results: contaminants (chloride, fluoride, and sulfate); degradation byproducts (glycolate, acetate, oxalate, and formate); and additives/inhibitors (nitrate, nitrite,…
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Coolant Analysis for HD Equipment Offered by TestOil

TestOil offers two coolant test packages that are conducted in their world class lab. The coolant standard slate, which delivers same day results, includes: Glycol Concentration (%)Specific Conductance (Conductivity) (uS/cm)Freeze Point (degrees C)Total Dissolved SolidsBoil Point ( degrees C)Elemental Analysis by ICP (ppm) pHTotal Hardness as CaCO3Visual AnalysisNitrites (mg/L) Benefits include extending drain intervals, avoiding failures,…
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