Learn Oil Analysis
Meet the Expert
Secrets of OCM
from industry expert
Welcome to the definitive resource on all things oil analysis. Take a look around the site and register for free to get full access to the learn oil analysis book series.
Click to connect with the expert on linkedin.
Scroll down to read more
See the latest and most popular articles on oil analysis that have been posted to find out more about how oil analysis works and the benefits it could be doing for you.
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...
When is the best time to change my oil?
Can I miss an oil change?
How can I make my lubricating oil last longer?
There are a few types of maintenance strategies a company can adopt. You can do run to failure aka reactive maintenance, which for when the machine is working, is very little effort, but causes a mad panic and rush when it fails without warning. This loss of uptime on the machine can lead to machinery operator...
On the day of the meeting, ...
Why traditional oil condition monitoring services have been for years missing abnormal wear associated with failures?
Why if you can see a wear particle traditional lab analysis cannot?
Why grease elemental analysis has traditionally been poor at giving consistent and repeatable results?
What are the alternatives that have been tried to give customers the true answer of wear in their oil and grease samples?
What is this new techniq...
Is my lube oil contaminated?
Why do lubricating oils become contaminated?
Is my oil filter working and which oil filter should I use?
What is a ISO4406, ISO4407, NAS1638 or SAE4059 Particle count?
What sizes of particles are tested in ISO 4406 Analysis?
How small are the particles my filter removes?
Particle count – Particle counts measure the relative cleanliness of a fluid. This can be performed ...
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...
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.
By registering for free to our quarterly newsletter and logging in you can read the industry leading textbook series on oil analysis “Learn Oil Analysis”
Ask a question on oil analysis directly to the site author. This can also include requests on how and with whom to start fluid sampling. You can also contact the author on linkedin.
Register for free and get access to some of our great short oil analysis training training courses. Content is updated regularly and includes explanation of tests, sources of wear, how to take a sample and the benefits of oil Sampling. You can also book a dedicated training day for you and your team too or enquire about our deluxe online training programmes.
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.