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How do I avoid high vehicle servicing, repair and MOT costs?
How to reduce oil changes and lubricant costs?
How to make sure vehicle repair costs are genuine?
In May 2018 the UK law surrounding the vehicle inspection on cars termed the MOT changed.
One of the more publicised points in the media was that if your vehicle is shown to have a serious mechanical fault you run the risk of being fined or receiving points on your licence eve...
How do I identify the cause of a machine failure?
Why do bearings fail?
How do I prevent loss of production / increase asset utilisation?
This was an interesting sample I came across recently, I thought I would make into a case study. The bearing on a conveyor line in a food production factory failed suddenly causing a whole production process to go down. The bearing was sent to the manufacturer and the grease was sent t...
Despite advances in renewables, at time of writing over half all electricity in the UK still comes from burning fossil fuels, which in turn leads to rotation of steam or gas turbine blades that generate powerstaion electricity....
Find out how wear metals, contamination elements, wear particle quantification index (PQ / ferrous debris) and additive metals are tested below, what each element on a report means and how to diagnose which components on failing.
One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how many people are not aware of good lubricant storage and handling practices despit...
On the day of the meeting, ...
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.