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"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:
Look at the next car advert you see, I bet somewhere in the advert will be a mention of the vehicles efficiency for fuel...
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...
On the day of the meeting, ...
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...
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...
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.