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What does antifreeze do?
What is in antifreeze?
What are corrosion inhibitors?
What are Supplementary Coolant Additives (SCAs)
What is vapour phase corrosion inhibition?
Your coolant in your engine is usually between 50% and 70% water and even more on cooling waters where it can be up to 90%. So with all that water why does your cooling system not rust? It is fair to say that...
How do I know if my fuel is of a good quality?
Why do I need to test my diesel fuel?
What does BS EN590 mean when I see it written on fuel pumps?
How can a laboratory confirm if fuel is of a good quality or become contaminated or adulterated?
What effect does biodiesel have on my vehicle?
Why misfueling is a serious problem and can potentially impact a warranty claim?
The EN590 Specification is the legal specification for...
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...
What is Adblue / Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)?
What does Adblue / DEF do and how does it reduce NOx?
Why does Adblue need to be a pure 32.5% urea solution and why is it important to test it to ISO22241-2?
Why do I need to use a supplier that uses as independent lab to verify the Adblue quality?
What is Adblue?AdBlue or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a solution of 32.5% Urea in de-ionised water. It is sprayed into the exhaust system o...
This will aid you in identifying where each wear metal and element comes from in your machinery such as silicon and aluminium from dirt, aluminium from pistons etc.
Please use these aid memoirs to help you understanding oil analysis data. These are generic information only, as each component metallurgy can vary from OEM to OEM. Likewise, the diagnostic limits will change dependent on not only the manufacturer, but also the operating conditions to...
"Oil analysis actually helps the environment"
You may find it surprising to know that oil analysis is actually very good for environnement as it helps:
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.