Low oil sample volume in bottle
When too little oil sample volume is submitted to an oil analysis lab it prevents the lab from performing all the necessary tests required to analyze the lubricant condition. This causes delays in receiving your results as well as time and money wasted.
Focusing on wear particles as part of your oil analysis program is key in preventing equipment failure. However, when it comes to wear particle detection and analysis, there are a number of test methods available. Become familiar with each test and when it is appropriate to use them.
A Combined Cycle Power Generation plant adapts their lubrication and reliability program to address the various stages of the Journey of the Lubricant and realizes the full potential of a preventative lubrication and reliability program.
A major chemical plant was changing oil in one of their blowers every 4 months. By utilizing oil analysis and eliminating contamination through filtration they were able to drastically extend their oil change intervals, saving maintenance time and costs.
The way oil samples are labeled, packaged, and mailed plays an important role in the speed and effectiveness of your results. Follow these simple dos and don'ts to improve your oil sampling submission method.
Get a little help sorting through the numbers and convoluted terminology, so you can make the most of this important reliability intel.
Hydrolysis in machinery lubricant can cause permanent degradation of your oil, rust in your machines, even total equipment failure. Here’s how to identify and prevent this problem.
In order to take action that actually solves or prevents a problem with your critical equipment, it’s important to consider deeper and broader context. Discover the four essential elements of what we at Lubricology like to call Oil Intelligence.
By most measures, including vibration analysis, there was nothing wrong with the General Electric turbine generator at the petro-chemical facility. Here’s how we discovered that a journal bearing had entered a critical wear mode.
Here’s Why and When You Should Take Reference Samples of Lubricants Before They’re Put into Service […]