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How clean / dirty is my oil?
How can I get my oil to last longer?
How can I prevent abrasive wear in my machinery?
Make your equipment run up to 7 X longer with clean oil.
With oil analysis you can independently identify the condition of your lubricant and set yourselves targets to improve the fluid cleanliness with filtration suppliers.
Particle counts can vary dramatically between manufacturers and methods, so to ensure you are c...
How to reduce lube oils costs and cheaper lubricant bills?
How to extend oil drain change intervals?
How to effectively plan cheaper oil changes?
If it costs you £50k to change your oil you are naturally going to be cautious about doing so without needing to. So traditional approaches of changing your oil E.g. every 3 years don’t really seem to add up if your oil could go for 4 years, whilst the cost of the machinery failure ...
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...
"Why do you not always get the same result with field particle counting compared to lab particle counting?"
When measuring oil cleanliness particle counts there are many methods that can be used. Assuming you are using a laser particle counter and using the same technology basis as l...
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....
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.