World-class oil analysis programs are ever evolving to incorporate new technologies and associated best practices. Because Eurofins TestOil professionals are often on client sites, we have an excellent perspective on this. To address some of the ways we think many oil analysis programs could be improved, we created a downloadable datasheet: 6 Ways to…Read more
Today’s hydraulic oils and their additives are fairly stable, but that doesn’t mean they will stay that way forever—they still need regular testing by an oil analysis lab for a number of factors, including additive depletion. According to TestOil Field/Data Analyst Matt McMahon, who has been in this business for two decades, there are…Read more
Turnaround time is one of the most critical factors in oil analysis—second in importance only to accuracy.
Critical machinery does need to have its oil tested more frequently than other machinery simply because the consequences of inoperability are more severe. Eurofins 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…Read more
CLEVELAND May 26, 2021 Interested in getting started with oil analysis? TestOil’s oil analysis experts routinely save industrial customers both time and money with evidence-based advice on when and when not to change the oil at their plants. An example is a recent situation with Test Oil TestOil PRO team member and Oil Analysis Consultant Micheal Shaw. …Read more
Is Synthetic Oil Worth It? OEM specifications usually cover the recommended oil for each type of machine they manufacture. Sometimes these are just guidelines, other times they are a requirement to remain in warranty. While synthetic oil is marketed as having superior performance, that’s not true in all cases and for all machinery. Some mineral…Read more