sampling from a 55 gallon drum with vacuum pump
Learn how to obtain a multilayered oil sample from 55-gallon drums using a hand-held vacuum pump or a pipette style sampling tube.
vacuum pump and oil sampling port
The Journey of the Lubricant® is a series of stages, segregating your lubricant management program into 5 sequential steps during your lubricant's life on-site. Within these stages, dimensional sampling and oil analysis is key to maintaining the health of your lubricant.
journey of the lubricant diagram
Using Oil Intelligence to follow the lubricant's journey from arrival through its life cycle, you can see how every step offers an opportunity to implement practices that mitigate risks.
Taking reference samples at arrival, storage, and transfer
To get more value from oil analysis, it is important to take reference samples so you’re not missing out on valuable insights.
journey of the sample
See what an oil sample goes through when you send it to the Trico Corporation for Oil Analysis. Get a sneak-peek into our process from when it first arrives, through all the series of tests, until the results come back to you!
Implementing a color-coding system into your lubrication program is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to prevent adding the wrong lubricant to your equipment and preventing cross-contamination. Learn how to incorporate color into each stage of the Journey of the Lubricant® in this article.
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.
Proper lubrication is key when it comes to maintaining your equipment. Utilizing a color-coded system in your lubrication process can eliminate errors and ensures the "Right Product” is applied to the “Right Location”.
If you only perform maintenance procedures when you need to, based on data and science, you stand to save time and money.
Here’s Why and When You Should Take Reference Samples of Lubricants Before They’re Put into Service […]