The fundamental purpose of oil analysis is to make sure the oil is capable of doing this important job. But you can learn a lot more from oil analysis than whether your lubricant is any good – if you get some real experts on your side, you do a comprehensive oil analysis program and you stick with it.
Every lubricant is subject to different conditions, processes and iffy human behavior throughout your facility (and even before it gets there). And at every turn is risk. From a lubricant’s arrival, to its storage, transfer and application, and throughout its life cycle, what happens can have a big impact on the viability of your lubricant.
It’s never just about that low level or water contamination. It’s always about many different factors acting together to lead to the current situation. Your issue is going to be closely related to multiple, ever-changing factors involving your process, your machine and your facility.
Trico’s President, on the Need to Keep Growing Lubrication Knowledge.