Oil Analysis : PredictiveService.com

By: Predictive Service  09-12-2011
Keywords: Maintenance Costs, Oil analysis, Testing Program

What is your oil telling you?

From the smallest motor to multimillion dollar machines, lubricants are the key to their proper function, and in many cases, the key to keeping an entire business operational. Oil analysis is a crucial predictive maintenance tool to provide advanced warning of abnormal conditions. Oil degradation leads to unexpected failures and costly downtime. When lubricants become contaminated or insufficient quality, machines pay the price. If these problems go undetected, it will affect the machine’s operation, efficiency or may cause catastrophic damage.

An effective oil analysis program

Predictive Service can train your staff in proper lubrication oil sampling. All sampling equipment, bottles and labels to facilitate oil sampling will be provided. Once collected, the samples undergo sophisticated laboratory analysis procedures, which include analyzing viscosity, water, elemental concentration, oxidation, sulfites and a number of other tests.

Achieve peak performance

An effective oil testing program will increase the reliability and availability of your machinery, while minimizing maintenance costs associated with oil change outs, labor, repairs and downtime. Predictive Service offers a multitude of oil tests to assess:

  • Lubricant condition revealing whether the system fluid is healthy and fit for further service.
  • Contamination from the surrounding environment which may cause unnecessary machine failure.
  • Wear particles from unhealthy machines.

Oil-filled electrical equipment

Laboratory analysis is also available on oil-filled transformers to provide advance warning of developing conditions, such as tap changer arcing, overloading, partial discharge (corona), liquid overheating and break down of insulation. Predictive Service will provide personnel for proper sampling. All sampling equipment, bottles and labels to facilitate oil sampling will be provided. Once collected, the samples undergo sophisticated laboratory analysis procedures.

Keywords: Analysis Program, Maintenance Costs, Oil analysis, Testing Program

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