While the oil can be tested prior to start up if there are obvious issues, it’s usually better to pull a sample when the equipment is operating.
TestOil, the industry leader in oil analysis, has resources for companies that want to get a fresh start with oil analysis as they ramp back up to full production.
Although it’s tempting to just flip the switch, a little due diligence before restarting will go a long way. A good start is a visual inspection to check for rust, leaking gaskets, seals, cracks, proper oil levels and oil color.
As preparations are underway to restart operations, there are many variables that affect the current condition of idled equipment. These include:
TestOil has the expertise on staff to help customers safely recommission machinery that has been idled due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
For chemical companies, choosing the right equipment and sampling correctly are two key factors for oil analysis program success.