TestOil Industrial Services Many companies are struggling to get and keep good workers in their industrial plants, which means that they do not have the resources for laborers who take oil samples from their machines. This leads many companies to forgo their oil analysis even though they understand that there is a 10x return on…Read more
Oil analysis is a proactive way to help keep your machine's health in check by making sure you are running your machines with the best practices. Likewise, your oil analysis can help you identify when your machine is not running optimally.
The importance of oil sampling on a regular basisRoutine oil sampling is the key to a successful maintenance program. Oil testing provides essential information to determine the condition of your equipment. Baseline of normal wear can be established during the first few months of a program. As the program matures, only routinely scheduled testing can…Read more
IMPORTANT REPORT UPGRADES Particle Count Reporting TestOil has improved our method for reporting particle count limits to make it easier to review and interpret oil analysis test results TestOil has upgraded our oil analysis reports to include the ISO code limits for both the Pore Blockage and the Optical Particle Count tests. The limits will…Read more
Ferrous Wear Concentration versus PQ Index Since elemental spectroscopy is generally accepted as having lower accuracy measuring wear particles larger than approximately 10 microns, most labs employ some form of simple, large particle analysis specific to ferrous content. Ferrous content is chosen not only because it tends to represent the most common metal in machines,…Read more
Variability in Oil Analysis Results Two consecutive samples, at normal sampling intervals from the same machine, are never expected to have exactly the same results, but occasionally the second set of results appears to have either changed by more than a normal amount, or possibly have shifted in a counter-intuitive direction (i.e. gotten better without…Read more