On-site oil analysis is best used as a screening tool for equipment. Furthermore, the time spent viewing equipment data where the sample indicated a possible problem can be increased with greater focus.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the desire for on-site oil analysis. Many factors must be considered when determining the extent to which on-site oil analysis test equipment will be used.
With the use of on-site equipment, quick decisions can be made regarding immediate maintenance needs. As an example, take a look at water contamination. If on-site equipment indicates the presence of water, the decision can immediately be made to employ water-removing methods, check for the source of water and make appropriate repairs.
On-site particle counting can also be performed on incoming shipments of lubricant. Chances are strong that an effective contamination control program will have target cleanliness levels cleaner than that of the oil being received. It is important to know the level of filtration that must occur prior to putting the new oil into service and that the filtered lubricant meets the desired level of cleanliness. Ideally, new oil should be at least two ISO codes cleaner than the target value of the equipment for which the lubricant is slated.
It is important to understand that even when using on-site periodic commercial lab testing should still be performed to establish a trend that can be appropriately monitored. The amount of time between samples will be taken into account when the evaluation is performed.
We provide on site oil analysis for water content and cleanliness level monitoring for lubricating and hydraulic oil.
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