Category Archives: Routine Testing

Lubrication Linear Regression Analysis

Lubrication Linear Regression Analysis https://youtu.be/hGKZNADrtkk How to Determine Alarm Limits? There are different ways to determine limits for various testing methods. Some of our customers have specific set static limits for their pieces of equipment, but we really suggest that linear regression for optimal results. What is Linear Regression? Linear regression, or trend analysis, means…
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Used Oil Analysis for Marine Industries with Same Day Results

TestOil’s expert analysts have the experience with marine oils to conduct reliable analysis and deliver actionable results the same day they receive the sample. This is an excellent alternative to expensive and time-consuming on site testing and analysis.                 “We know the lubrication-related issues that marine industries face today,” explains TestOil Field/Data Analyst Matt McMahon.…
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Predictive Maintenance Technologies for Machine Health

https://youtu.be/1tnZ3OcJSRA There are a lot of different options for predictive maintenance technologies for people in the reliability and maintenance fields. But which methods and technologies are the best? Which one can give reliability engineers and maintenance technicians the best overall early warning of an impending failure with one of their pieces of equipment? Oil Analysis…
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Help Creating an Oil Analysis Program

“We need to do something about our oil analysis program.”  It’s a common theme among companies with too much work (a good thing) and too little time (we can help with that).  While everyone agrees that oil analysis is essential, most companies don’t have the resources to fix an existing program that’s in tatters or…
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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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Oil Sample Testing for Industrial Oil—TestOil Explains Viscosity Considerations

CLEVELAND March 4, 2021  -- TestOil, the industry leader in lubricant analysis, explains viscosity, viscosity index, the considerations for selecting industrial oil with the correct viscosity and oil analysis testing that pinpoints issues resulting from viscosity.TestOil Field/Data Analyst Dwon Ruffin explains, “Viscosity is the single most important physical property of a lubricant. The concept can be…
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