predictive maintenance solutions
Oil Analysis is defined as collecting and analyzing lubricant properties and internal contamination in order to determine machine condition. Oil analysis allows the user to determine what particulate or contaminants are present in the machine. The metal particles detected in the sample could be indicative of an internal wear issue. The non-metal particles could suggest that water or other contaminants could be present, breaking down the lubrication properties. Oil analysis saves the user a significant amount of time and money.
Oil is the “lifeblood” of machines and equipment. Oil analysis is performed during routine preventative maintenance action and can provide meaningful and accurate information on lubricant and machine condition. By tracking oil analysis sample results over the life of a particular machine, trends can be established which can help eliminate costly repairs.
Early detection can:
- Reduce catastrophic failures
- Reduce non-scheduled downtime
- Extend oil drain intervals
- Extend equipment life
- Identify minor problems before they become major failures