Oil Analysis And Testing
Oil Analysis and Fuel Testing Services
Oil analysis can tell you a lot about how your equipment is being used & what condition it’s in...
In addition, the oil may be exposed to external contamination. Identifying and measuring these impurities indicates the rate of wear and level of contamination – The oil becomes a working history of the machine. Oil testing will also suggest methods to reduce accelerated wear and contamination.
A typical oil analysis can indicate the presence of contaminants and tell you if you’ve been using the appropriate lubricants. An oil analysis can detect the following:
- Fuel dilution of lubrication oil
- Dirt contamination in the oil
- Antifreeze in the oil
- Excessive bearing wear
- Misapplication of lubricants
The other major advantage of an oil analysis program is being able to anticipate problems and schedule repair work to avoid downtime during a critical time of use. Sampling and analysing on a regular basis establishes a baseline of normal wear and can indicate when abnormal wear or contamination occurs.
Early detection through a oil analysis program can:
- Reduce repair bills
- Reduce catastrophic failures
- Increase machinery life
- Reduce non-scheduled downtime
Here at OCLS, we use a variety of different testing methods to analyse your oil to the highest possible standard.
The articles in this section will provide a little insight into some of our oil testing methods we carry out and what you can gain from them.