Category Archives: Routine Testing

CLS Certified Lubrication Specialist Training Class Offered by Eurofins TestOil: a Great Foundation for Lubrication Program Success

Eurofins TestOil just announced a CLS Certified Lubrication Specialist Class March 22-24, 2022 in Cleveland.  This is an advanced lubrication course to prepare attendees for the STLE CLS certification exam. CLS certification verifies leading-edge knowledge of lubrication theory and mastery of the craft.   This 3-day class will cover all the material needed to tackle…
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Oil Sample Testing ROI: Report Delivers Actionable KPIs

As anyone in management knows, metrics are essential. They serve as a starting point, roadmap and indicator of progress. Setting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is just as important for oil sampling and analysis as it is for every other aspect of a business.                  Even though Eurofins TestOil has mastered the art and science of…
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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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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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