Oil analysis can uncover, isolate, and offer solutions for abnormal lubricant and machine conditions when used as a predictive maintenance tool. These abnormalities can result in expensive, sometimes catastrophic damage causing lost production, extensive repair costs, and even operator accidents.
maintenance costs associated with oil change‐outs, labor, repairs, and downtime. Accomplishing this goal takes time, training, and patience. However, the results are dramatic and the documented savings and cost avoidance are significant.
Three Aspects of Oil Analysis
Contamination , Degradation , or the Loss of Specific Properties provided by additives.
External Sources: Dirt, water, and process related liquids or materials. Internal Sources: Machine wear and degradation byproducts.
Oxidation: What is it? Atmospheric oxygen combines with hydrocarbon molecules. The hotter the oil and the greater exposure to air, the faster oxidation proceeds. The initial by-products of oxidation are sludges and varnishes. However, further oxidation converts these by-products into carboxylic acids. These acids aggressively attack and corrode many machine component surfaces.
• Additives are consumed or chemically changed while performing their function. The performance characteristics of the lubricant are altered and the enhanced properties are wiped out.
Furnace Oil, Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, Engine Oil, Quenching Oil, Cutting Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Transformer Oil, Gear Oil, Bio Diesel, High Speed Diesel, LDO, and Miscellaneous Oils like Paraffin Oil, Silicon Oil, Rust Preventive Oil, Rubber Processed Oils, Compressor Oils, bearing Oils, Spray Oil, Heat Treatment Oils, Turbine Oils, Textile Machinery Oil etc., Grease, Thermic Fluid, Coolant, etc.,