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Oil Analysis Training: Comprehensive Class Announced by Eurofins TestOil

Eurofins TestOil just announced Comprehensive Oil Analysis Training April 26-28, 2022 in Baton Rouge, LA with an available remote option. The course will strengthen skills and elevate the competency of reliability and maintenance personnel including PdM Technicians, Plant Managers, Reliability Engineers, Reliability Technicians, Service Technicians—anyone involved in a lubrication program who wants to bump up…
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Is Synthetic Oil Worth It?

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…
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API Base Oil Classification Explained by Eurofins TestOil

API Base Oil Classification Explained by Eurofins TestOil Additives only account for about 10% of most finished lubricants, the rest is base oil—which gives you some idea as to how important base oil actually is! The API (American Petroleum Institute) classifies base oils into five primary groups that are defined by three parameters: the saturate…
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Preventive Maintenance: Not the Best Strategy for Most Machinery

Preventive maintenance usually involves changing fluids and filters based on time or operating hours, rather than actual condition.  It’s not the best strategy for all equipment, but in some cases such as low cost, non-critical, easy-to-replace equipment it does make sense.  While preventive maintenance usually doesn’t involve oil analysis, in some situations, such as assessing…
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Predictive Maintenance: When Does it Make Sense?

With predictive maintenance, there is a way of detecting failure before it occurs through condition monitoring.  What sets this type of maintenance apart from preventive maintenance is that there is some type of measurement. Eurofins TestOil Reliability Concierge Program Manager David Gawelek explains, “Predictive maintenance is focused on collecting data that will trigger when maintenance…
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