Oil Analysis

Having oil analysis done on a regular basis establishes a baseline of normal wear and can help indicate when abnormal wear or contamination is occurring. A detailed analysis of an oil sample is a valuable preventive maintenance tool. In many cases, it enables identification of potential problems before a major repair is necessary and has the potential to reduce the frequencies of oil changes.

Oil analysis reveals information that can be broken down into these three categories:

Lubricant Condition: The assessment of the lubricant condition reveals whether the system fluid is healthy and fit for further service or ready for a change.

Contaminants: Increased contaminants from the surrounding environment in the form of dirt, water and process contamination are the leading cause of machine degradation and failure. Increased contamination indicates it is time to take action in order to save the oil and avoid unnecessary machine wear.

Machine Wear: An unhealthy machine generates wear particles at an exponential rate. The detection and analysis of these particles assist in making critical maintenance decisions. Machine failure due to worn out components can be avoided. It is important to remember that healthy and clean oil leads to the minimization of machine wear.

Two Convenient Ways to Order Oil Analysis

 1. TrustPlus Program
    • Contact us and let our experienced team help you determine your test packages
    • Supplies are shipped to you free of charge to collect and send in your samples
    • You are given access to our online customer portal, DataSight, to view your reports and request more supplies
    • Tests are paid for after samples are sent to us
    • Learn more about TrustPlus
    • Order a TestOil NOW Oil Test Kit bucket online for routine oil analysis sampling
    • The bucket kit contains either 5 or 10 sample bottles and everything you need to collect and return your samples
    • You are given access to our online customer portal, DataSight, to view your reports 
    • TestOil NOW bucket kits can be purchased as needed
    • Many of our customers enjoy the convenience of keeping the bucket kit in their supply room and reordering when supply is low. TestOil NOW kits can be purchased with a credit card online or a PO after contacting us
    • Learn more about TestOil NOW
Oil Testing Methods

Click on the images below to learn more about each of these test methods.
You can also view all of our tests and their methods on the Complete Test List.