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Elemental Spectroscopy/ASTM D5185 Offered by Eurofins TestOil

The presence of wear metals in oil can lead to oil degradation and may indicate the presence of an abnormal wear mode. Early detection through oil analysis can head off these issues. To that end, Eurofins TestOil offers tests for larger particles (>7 microns) and a test for smaller particles, elemental spectroscopy.   The Elemental…
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Karl Fischer Titration by ASTM D6304 Offered by Eurofins TestOil

Water contamination is detrimental to any lubricant. If a crackle test is positive, further testing is needed to quantify the amount of water by using the Karl Fischer Water titration by ASTM D6304.   Water can enter a system through seals, breathers, hatches, contaminated top-off oil and fill caps. Internal leaks from heat exchangers and…
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Best Oil Analysis Lab Offers Advice on Lubricant Storage and Handling to 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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Oil Testing Lab Eurofins TestOil Outlines 6 Ways to Improve Your Program in Datasheet

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…
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Condition Monitoring for Hydraulic Fluid: Testing the Oil and Additives

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…
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