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Analytical Ferrography vs. Analytical Microscopy

What is the Difference Between Analytical Ferrography and Analytical Microscopy? https://youtu.be/hZ9bZ7NRsMY Analytical Microscopy Analytical microscopy should be run as an exception test when levels of wear particles are higher than expected. There are no particle size limits to this testing method. This will help pinpoint the components that are wearing, how our particles regenerate, and…
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Gear Oil Characteristics and Machine Health

Gear Oil Characteristics and Machine Health https://youtu.be/DAtGbp5aq1M The equipment in your facility is essential to your business, and it's not cheap either. This is why it is so important to monitor, test, and evaluate your machine health routinely. One of the components you need to focus on is the type of gear oil or lubrication…
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Hydraulic Fluid Testing: Monitoring 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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Live and Virtual Lubrication Training Classes Just Announced by TestOil

CLEVELAND May 28, 2021  -- TestOil, the industry leader in lubricant analysis, just announced a new schedule that includes nearly 20 in-person and virtual oil analysis training classes. All of these classes are open for registration now. In addition to a 2-day MLT Level II certification course, these new classes include the following single day offerings:• Data Interpretation…
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Benefits of Oil Analysis at TestOil Include Money-Saving Advice

CLEVELAND May 26, 2021 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.            Shaw was touching base with a steel…
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Gear Oil Testing for Additives

According to Suelen Rodrigues, TestOil Data Analyst, MLA I, the three most common gear lubricant formulations are those with rust and oxidation inhibitors (R&O), extreme pressure (EP) additives and those that are compounded gear lubricants. Each has the objective of optimizing gear lubrication. R&O: These additives prevent or reduce internal rust and corrosion by neutralizing…
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