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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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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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An interesting case I had recently where I was asked to do a bit of independent consultancy after 5 small cable laying vessels suddenly started experiencing engine problems. I came into this half way through as a neutral party for the bunker fuel storage owners, the vessel owners and the fuel suppliers. It had already been established the issue seemed to have arrisen after the vessels had each filled up at the same place, but the confusion was that many other vessels had used the same location a...
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This article will answer the following questions:


Why do compressors fail or not work?


Is my oil or coolant contaminated with water?


Why is my compressor running hot?


When should I change my compressor oil?


When does my desiccant need changing?

Industrial air compressors are used all over the world for many different uses ranging from filling up tyres and gas cylinders to powering pneumatic tools to large industrial manufacturing processes to delivering air required in manuf...
Your compressor is failing and you don't even know it
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Remaining Useful Life or RULer was introduced a few years back as a great alternative to RPVOT (Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test - formerly known as RBOT) to establish remaining life of lubricants. Up until this point the traditional method of measuring how much antioxidant was left in the oil was done indirectly by artificially ageing the oil in a rotating pressure vessel which could take up to a day per sample to perform on expensive instruments that required huge investment to provide ...
RULer remaining useful life lube oil test - too good to be true?
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An interesting case I had recently where I was asked to do a bit of independent consultancy after 5 small cable laying vessels suddenly started experiencing engine problems. I came into this half way through as a neutral party for the bunker fuel storage owners, the vessel owners and the fuel suppliers. It had already been established the issue seemed to have arrisen after the vessels had each filled up at the same place, but the confusion was that many other vessels had used the same location a...
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This is a common question I get asked and it's not as simple to answer as you might expect, but please keep with me.

Lubricating oil properties are derived from a combination of the base oil used and the additives used to enhance or remove certain desirable/undesirable characteristics. There are 5 groups of base oils – there are no good or bad groups and all the base oils have their purposes for different industries and applications. Groups 1 and 2 are mineral oils, and tend to be good solven...
Is my oil mineral, semi-synthetic or synthetic? Learn what the information on your engine oil container means.
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