Oil is the lifeblood of industrial machinery. It lubricates, coats and protects components, removes heat, insulates and serves a multitude of other functions. Oil analysis helps to understand if the oil itself is fit for purpose and whether any abnormal wear is taking place. It informs maintenance practices when used as part of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) philosophies (Introduction to Condition Monitoring), helps to extend the life of lubricant and to minimise and prevent wear.
We have prepared a number of test packages which build a comprehensive picture of oil and machine condition. These are most effective as part of routine monitoring where data trending brings further benefits. A sample of virgin oil (Knowledgebase/why test virgin oil) can be used to establish baseline parameters. A range of additional tests is available for measurement of properties specific to particular conditions and applications.