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Fluid Analysis

Our fluid analysis service provides a full range of information on fluid and equipment health that enables equipment problems to be identified and solved. The service provides customers with an invaluable preventative maintenance tool that supports operations and informs key maintenance decisions. The primary equipment fluids covered by our fluid analysis service are oil, fuel and coolant. Please read on for a detailed description of the fluid test and analysis service.

Oil is the “lifeblood” of machines and equipment. Oil that has been inside any engine or moving mechanical apparatus for some time reflects the exact condition of that assembly. As moving parts make contact, wear occcurs and introduces minute metal particles to the oil. These particles are so small that they remain in suspension. Many products of the combustion process also become trapped in the circulating oil. In addition, the oil may be exposed to external contamination. The oil becomes a working history of the machine. Routine testing and analysis of the oil enables these impurities to be identified, measured, and trended. This provides an indication of the rate of wear and level of contamination, which in turn can tell you a lot about how your equipment is being used and what condition it is in.

The goal of our effective oil testing program is to generate the information required by our Expert Decision Support System (EDSS) in order to provide a detailed assessment of equipment and fluid condition. A typical oil analysis can detect the following conditions:

Oil Analysis for Lubricant Condition

The assessment of the lubricant condition confirms that the correct lubricant is being used for the designated purpose, and also reveals whether that lubricant is healthy and fit for further service, or requires replacing.

Oil Testing for Contamination

The ingress of contaminants from the surrounding environment and process contamination in the form of silicon (dirt), water, glycol, and fuel, is the leading cause of equipment degradation and failure. Increased contamination alerts you to take action in order to save the oil and avoid unnecessary equipment wear.

Oil Tests to Identify Equipment Wear

Unhealthy equipment can generate wear particles at an exponential rate. The detection and analysis of these particles by the correct oil tests assists in identifying equipment problems and making critical maintenance recommendations aimed at removing the contamination and addressing the root cause of the problem. This will ultimately result in expensive equipment failure due to worn out components being avoided.

IMPORTANT: A significantly high percentage of equipment failures are caused by mechanical wear and the most effective way of reducing mechanical wear to a minimum is to maintain a healthy and clean lubricating oil.

Oil analysis is a key component of the Machine Care Plus® equipment fluid analysis and condition monitoring service and provides the customer with the following benefits:

  • Identify problems before they become catastrophic failures
  • Reduce catastrophic failures
  • Extend equipment life
  • Extend/optimise oil drain intervals
  • Reduce servicing costs and repair bills
  • Reduce non-scheduled downtime
  • Increase re-sale value – regular sampling provides good evidence of regular and proper servicing.
  • Maximise your return on investment
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