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It had been bad weather and there had been a few storms over the previous 24 hours in the UK. So bad that 7 customers in fact sent emergency samples at once because of lightning strikes, environmental damage, flooding etc all to check the condition of the...
If you have ever changed a gear oil, the distinctive smell is from EP.
In normal conditions EP is inactive, but at high temperatures at loaded surfaces EP reacts to form a metal sulphide toughened coating to protect against wear.
However with copper based components care must be taken as...
Make sure your...
"Hi Learn Oil Analysis,
I have heard lots of conflicting information about what is the best way to test how degraded an oil is. Some say its measuring varnish potential, others measuring RULER and others RPVOT. Which one should I use?
Hope you can help 🙂
This is a great question as being a lab owner myself everyone is constantly trying to sell you t...
For decades now, insurers have been using oil and fuel analysis to confirm the validity of claims. This can be confirming actions arising from oil analysis have been implemented, but also, from larger claims, has involved insurers collec...
What connects Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign to oil analysis? Nothing, but as every other company is finding a way to tie themselves to it, we thought we’d also jump on the bandwagon! However, we’re not going to try to sell you anything (seriously - that's next weeks post) but just going to offer up an interestingbut brief roundup of the last 70 years of oil analysis for you to enjoy ov...
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.
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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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.