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Oil Analysis Audit

Lubrication audit

An Oil Analysis Audit can help to develop an effective Oil Testing Program. By identifying critical equipment, selecting relevant test packages, and setting program objectives, the program will be productive from the onset. The following outlines the elements of a survey and key benefits that can be realized.

Oil Testing Program Objective

In order to focus the efforts of the oil analysis testing program, simple objectives must be established. Based on those objectives, the proper elements of the program can be selected to accomplish effective maintenance practices. Several areas will be investigated, including:

  • Equipment criticality
  • Past performance
  • Safety hazards associated with equipment failure
  • New oil usage current practices


By identifying potential sources of contamination, it is possible to more effectively monitor the level of contaminants in the lubricating oils. Potential contaminants and sources of ingression will be identified. This will allow for proper monitoring and specific corrective action when contamination is found.


Each piece of equipment identified for inclusion will be evaluated for the following parameters:

  • Criticality: The criticality of the equipment will be measured, taking several factors into account. Impact on production Safety hazards associated with failure Cost of repair or replacement Environmental impact of failure
  • Sampling: Both sample frequencies and locations will be recommended based on program objectives, equipment criticality, and efficiency of collection. Sampling techniques will also be recommended, as well as sampling hardware and supplies.
  • Oil Test Report: A full-color detailed report will be provided outlining findings and recommendations. This document will serve as a roadmap to effective program start-up, as well as continuous improvement

About TestOil   

With more than 30 years of experience in the oil analysis industry, TestOil focuses exclusively on assisting industrial facilities with reducing maintenance costs and avoiding unexpected downtime through oil analysis program implementation. As industry experts in diagnosing oil-related issues in equipment such as turbines, hydraulics, gearboxes, pumps, compressors and diesel generators, TestOil provides customers with a guarantee of same-day turnaround on all routine testing. With in-house certified training professionals, TestOil offers lubrication and oil analysis training, private onsite training, certification training and exams, and educational webinars. For more information on partnering with TestOil on oil analysis programs or training opportunities visit   Contact us: 216-251-2510;

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