Analysis of samples to determine the condition of both the oil and the machine is not a new concept, but modern, rapid and computerized analysis equipment has made regular routine sampling economically viable. Hence the use of analysis has become an important and widely recognized aspect of condition monitoring as part of a planned maintenance program. Regular testing of lubricants during their use in service provides valuable information on the suitability of the oil for continued service. It is therefore necessary that the essential tests are conducted rapidly to provide maximum information in a minimum time. To ascertain these requirements a certain range of routine tests is conducted on every used oil sample. The most important aspect of sample analysis is the interpretation of results. The quantification of single parameters in isolation can be misleading but may also be dangerous because the true condition of the oil in service will not be established unless the total analysis "picture" is known. Regular sampling to produce a trend provides a more accurate and realistic picture.
Lubricant testing and oil condition monitoring provides quality and condition assessment of lubricants and oils used in engines and other expensive machinery and systems.
Lubricant quality control testing includes lubricant analysis programs for large, high-value engines and drive-trains, turbines, ships, trains, generators, offshore platforms, and other highly valuable machinery.
UMSCPL lubricant quality testing (our associated laboratory) helps clients minimize costly down-time and repairs by alerting the customer to early, developing problems before they become big, expensive, and costly failures.
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