Used Oil Analysis Report Interpretation: Training Class is Essential

Among the many, many benefits of oil analysis training, is mastery of accurate and efficient report interpretation. To that end, the Eurofins TestOil Comprehensive class includes training on “How to Read a Report in Two Minutes or Less”.

                Eurofins TestOil Training Business Unit Manager Tim Skully explains, “In this class section we go in depth on everything encountered on a report coming back from a lab and how to interpret those reports accurately yet quickly. Using real life examples of reports from our lab we show participants how to spot anomalies and then interpret potential issues causing those anomalies.”  

                The true power of oil analysis is the ability to interpret report data. While the Eurofins TestOil lab does its best to make interpretation as easy as possible, lab analysts will never have the insight of those familiar with the machinery and plant conditions.

                “A person with intimate knowledge of the machinery and environment will have a better idea of what has caused an issue indicated in the report,” Tim says. “For instance, say suddenly the report shows a dramatic increase in additives that should not be present, a person with knowledge of the machinery and plant would know if a top-up was performed recently and perhaps the wrong fluid was used.  As a lab we can infer that something like that has happened, but the true power lies with those that have access to information the lab does not.”  
                Some oil analysis customers, take the time to thoroughly read reports, others just scan their reports, and others (believe it or not) set the reports aside and don’t read them at all.

                “An oil analysis program is designed to save money and time by eliminating unnecessary maintenance,” Tim advises. “Incorrectly interpreting reports could lead to either chasing problems that aren’t really there or not finding the root cause and continuously pursuing the same elusive issue. Not interpreting reports at all could lead to a ‘run to failure’ maintenance strategy, which would defeat the purpose of oil analysis.”
                The Eurofins TestOil Comprehensive class isn’t the only option available for learning how to interpret reports.  A private, customized class that includes this training is just what some companies need.

                “The Comprehensive class covers far more and is great for people that want to gain knowledge in lubrication fundamentals and best practices,” Tim says. “But if that is not necessary or if people just want a refresher on report interpretation, we can provide a custom class with just the content they need most.” He adds that in a private class on report interpretation, instructors have the ability to utilize the company’s specific reports for the class.  

                Eurofins TestOil is offering 2023 Comprehensive classes Nov. 7-9 in Anaheim, CA; and Dec. 5-7 in Kansas City.  Check this page regularly for the schedule updates.

Eurofins TestOil Oil Analysis Training

Eurofins TestOil is proud to offer industry-leading training classes taught by qualified industry experts with a wide variety of options to fit your training needs. So, whether you’re eager to expand your lubrication maintenance knowledge and skills, need to become certified or retain an existing certification, or if you want to get the most out of your learning and development budget, we provide a solution.

Private Training

In addition to the public training classes, Eurofins TestOil offers private training classes either virtual or onsite that can offer a real value for groups of four or more people. Private training may be the answer if:

  • Cost too high? Private trainings are one flat fee regardless of the number of attendees.
  • Public classes require too much time? Private trainings can be tailored to length.
  • Scheduling conflicts with public offerings? Private trainings can be scheduled to accommodate your schedule.
  • Public trainings cover information you don’t need or don’t cover information you want? Private training subject matter can be adjusted to the specific needs of your company.

                On the fence about registering for either public or private training because you don’t require or want the certification? Certification is optional and the class still provides exceptional value without the certification. The goal of each class is to increase your knowledge, capabilities, and value in the workplace.

                For more information on Eurofins TestOil training classes visit Training Courses - Main Page - TestOil or contact Tim Skully at or 216-251-2510.

For more information on working with Eurofins TestOil for oil analysis and training visit Contact: 216-251-2510;

About Eurofins TestOil

With more than 30 years of experience in the oil analysis industry, Eurofins TestOil focuses exclusively on assisting industrial facilities with reducing maintenance costs and avoiding unexpected downtime through oil and fuel analysis program implementation. As industry experts in diagnosing oil-related issues in equipment such as turbines, hydraulics, gearboxes, pumps, compressors and diesel generators, Eurofins TestOil provides customers with same-day turnaround on routine oil analysis testing.  For more information on partnering with Eurofins TestOil on oil analysis programs or training opportunities visit Contact: Michael Barrett 216-251-2510; 

About Eurofins – the global leader in bio-analysis

Eurofins is Testing for Life. Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing, and in discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and agroscience Contract Research services. Eurofins is also a market leader in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, and in the support of clinical studies, as well as in BioPharma Contract Development and Manufacturing. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

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