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This article will answer the following questions.


Why does my cooling system not rust?




What does antifreeze do?




What is in antifreeze?




What are corrosion inhibitors?




What are Supplementary Coolant Additives (SCAs)




What is vapour phase corrosion inhibition?

Your coolant in your engine is usually between 50% and 70% water and even more on cooling waters where it can be up to 90%. So with all that water why does your cooling system not rust? It is fair to say that...
Engine Glycol Coolant Anti-freeze properties - Corrosion Inhibition Testing
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This article will answer the following questions?


How do I know if my fuel is of a good quality?


Why do I need to test my diesel fuel?


What does BS EN590 mean when I see it written on fuel pumps?


How can a laboratory confirm if fuel is of a good quality or become contaminated or adulterated?


What effect does biodiesel have on my vehicle?


Why misfueling is a serious problem and can potentially impact a warranty claim?

The EN590 Specification is the legal specification for...
What is the EN590 specification for diesel fuel?
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Oil analysis is often spoken about in terms of large diggers, ships, production machinery in factories, power generation, and large fleets of vehicles such as rail, truck and buses. It is not usually mentioned in terms of cars. I mean obviously labs have looked at the car industry before when promoting oil analysis simply because of the size of the market, but since the main selling point has often been on reducing downtime costs the industry has always gravitated around machinery with large cos...
Why you should be sampling your vehicle / car oil, fuel and coolant?
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Normally before a big trip we tend to do more of the checks we should be doing on our car all year round such as confirming the tire pressures, topping up the screenwash and checking the coolant level.

This is because the impact on breaking down on our way to the supermarket is not seen as big a problem as breaking down hundreds of miles away from home. Breakdown cover is often a comfort blanket to most, but unless it specifically says in your policy you are covered abroad most policies do no...
Going on holiday in your car, test your oil now before you go
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This Article will answer the following questions?


What is Adblue / Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)?


What does Adblue / DEF do and how does it reduce NOx?


Why does Adblue need to be a pure 32.5% urea solution and why is it important to test it to ISO22241-2?

Why do I need to use a supplier that uses as independent lab to verify the Adblue quality?

What is Adblue?AdBlue or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a solution of 32.5% Urea in de-ionised water. It is sprayed into the exhaust system o...
All you need to know about AdBlue Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) ISO22241-2
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This will aid you in identifying where each wear metal and element comes from in your machinery such as silicon and aluminium from dirt, aluminium from pistons etc.

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Please use these aid memoirs to help you understanding oil analysis data. These are generic information only, as each component metallurgy can vary from OEM to OEM. Likewise, the diagnostic limits will change dependent on not only the manufacturer, but also the operating conditions to...
Bitesize Diagnosis - element source and limits for lubricated machinery. Where do aluminium, copper, iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, lead and tin come from in a lube oil sample.
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It's January and we are all trying to make small changes to our lives to improve ourselves and the world around us. But the same can be done for a business too. Being in the oil industry many assume that being green is not a priority and often many businesses in this sector have to go the extra mile to prove their green credentials.
"Oil analysis actually helps the environment"
You may find it surprising to know that oil analysis is actually very good for environnement as it helps:

Identi...
New Years Resolution Greener on Plastic usage in Oil Analysis
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Why Oil Analysis Matters?

Oil Analysis is used by people just like you all over the world to reduce machinery downtime and improve equipment reliability. A small sample of oil from your machinery can provide as much information as a full machine strip down at a fraction of the cost and has been a proven technology for over 60 years to reduce forced shutdowns and failure repair costs. Want to understand how oil and grease analysis works and how it applies to you then watch this short video below.

How Much Can Oil Analysis Save Me?

Oil analysis is a brilliant tool that can save you money each time you sample. The returns on investment vary depending on your machinery type, so feel free to use our sister sites cost saving calculator at the bottom of their FAQ Page.

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img 3041 Learn used oil analysis sample testing, lubrication reliability maintenance, predictive lab diagnostics to reduce costs & boost profits.If you have never had your oil tested before then what are you waiting for and get in contact with a lab today. There are many reputable labs all across the world that offer excellent oil analysis services you can use including our sister lab – Oil Analysis Laboratories, which is the only lab in the world to offer the LubeWear test. LubeWear identifies abnormal wear far earlier than traditional wear metal analysis techniques meaning you can catch faults earlier to keep your machine reliability at its highest. A brief video explanation of the rest can be viewed below.