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Oil, coolant, AdBlue (also known as Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in North America) and fuel analysis has been used on vehicles all over the world for decades. This is usually done by vehicle operators to reduce unplanned downtime, fuel consumption and the repair costs of preventable failures.

However, over the last 10 years it is also being used by the OEMs themselves not just as a condition monitoring package to provide to customers but a key diagnostic tool when a vehicle enters a dealership wi...
Why vehicle dealers use fluid analysis to test oil, fuel, coolant and Adblue DEF?
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I recently had a long weekend in the south of England and did a little sight seeing getting the most out of my national trust and English heritage passes. Whilst there, I visited stone henge, one of the UK's and potentially the world's most recognisable ancient monuments. Listening to the audio tour, the guide was explaining about the numerous restoration projects that had taken place on the site and one peaked my interest.

In 1900 one of the larger trilithons (the two parallel stones with on...
Can you make your lube oil last 5000 years?
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This article will answer the following questions:

How dirty is my lube oil and how do I check my lubrcating oil cleanliness?


What are ISO 4406 and NAS SAE 4059 particle counts?

Everyone loves an underdog, but this is one example where you don't want them to win.

Dirt particles smaller than can be seen with the naked eye may appear small when compared to towering machinery. However dirt particles are one of the number one causes of premature machinery failures. Although the part...
David vs Goliath. Why you want Goliath to win? How dirt can destroy your machinery and oil sampling can detect this early to prevent a failure.
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In the current climate we are all in, with increasing restrictions on our lives and higher awareness of infectious diseases transmission, ensuring the nation keeps going through this is more important than ever. Many of our customers simply can not afford to shut down as they are in key industries that are keeping the nation going such as:



Food production.UK business transport infrastructurePower generation of the electricity we all need including coal mines, gas engines, wind farms and power...
COVID-19 - protecting your machinery as well as yourself when failure is not an option.
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I had an interesting question the other day regarding a customer who uses both online field particle counters and sends samples for oil analysis that includes particle count. The question posed was:

"Why do you not always get the same result with field particle counting compared to lab particle counting?"
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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 lab part...
Why do particle counters differ in results?
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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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See below the learn oil analysis crib sheet for identifying each of the elements you see on your oil analysis reports.











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.

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Source element guide - contamination, wear metal, additives and multi-origin elements
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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.