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This article will answer the following questions:


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...
Extend and Improve equipment life 7 times with clean oil. Test for lube contamination with oil analysis
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This article will answer the following questions:

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 ...
Why partial oil changes don't make financial sense.
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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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Oil analysis is often spoken about in terms of large diggers, ships, production machinery in factories, power generation, and large fleets of vehicles such as rail, truck and buses. It is not usually mentioned in terms of cars. I mean obviously labs have looked at the car industry before when promoting oil analysis simply because of the size of the market, but since the main selling point has often been on reducing downtime costs the industry has always gravitated around machinery with large cos...
Why you should be sampling your vehicle / car oil, fuel and coolant?
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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?"

Answer:

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...
Why do particle counters differ in results?
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After years maintaining machinery you start to develop a 6th sense to know when something is not right. There is not really a 6th sense, but the other 5 play a crucial role of on sight inspections. Well maybe only 4 as I wouldn't advocate tasting your machine fluids. You do however, listen for abnormal noises, use your eyes to inspect damage, deposits or contamination, and touch to feel vibration etc. The final one is smell. Smell is an extremely sensitive sense and is a fundamental diagnostic t...
Take a whiff, why if your oil doesn’t smell right you should get it tested.
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Everyone knows keeping electricity flowing 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year is vital in keeping the nation safe. If the lights suddenly went out that may be an inconvenience for some, a loss of income to others and worse still result in loss of life saving equipment.

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 sampling turbine oils is vital?
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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.