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IMC Show Wrap Up: Long Hours & Lots of Black Jack!

IMC Show Wrap Up: Long Hours & Lots of Black Jack! We would like to everyone who stopped by our booth to learn more about TestOil and enter our iPad contest.  Many visitors decided to double their odds at winning by playing a hand of Black Jack! The show was a huge success for us. …
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Oil Analysis Testing: On-site vs. Off-site

Oil Analysis Testing: On-site vs. Off-site The first and often the obvious option is to have an on-site oil analysis lab to process all oil samples collected. There are many pros to this option.  Turnaround time for results can be controlled in house.  There is no dependence on an outside resource. Testing packages can be altered easily,…
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Insight Services Honored With Prestigious Business Award

Insight Services Honored With Prestigious Business Award Insight Services Inc., an independent industrial oil analysis laboratory, is proud to be named a 2011 Weatherhead 100 award winner.  The Weatherhead 100 has been one of the most recognizable and significant accomplishments that can be achieved by any Northeast Ohio business.  This prestigious award is a means…
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Why Analyze Used Lubricants

Why Analyze Used Lubricants Selecting the proper lubricant, along with careful maintenance of that lubricant, is essential to ensure adequate protection to any component.  Proper lubrication is defined as the correct amount of the correct lubricant at the correct time. Maintaining a lubricant means ensuring that it is the correct viscosity and has the necessary…
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The Fundamentals of Viscosity

The Fundamentals of Viscosity The most important single property of a lubricant is its viscosity.  It is defined as a measure of a lubricant's resistance to flow.  The viscosity of any fluid changes inversely with temperature.  As temperature increases, viscosity decreases and as temperature decreases, viscosity increases.  The most common way that viscosity is measured…
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How To Avoid Poor Interpretation Of Test Results

How To Avoid Poor Interpretation Of Test Results 1. Train your maintenance professional Too often in oil analysis, the failure of a program can be attributed to the lack of interpretation of the conditions report and an inappropriate response to the results.  When this happens, valuable information is lost.  The reason for this can largely…
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