Oil analysis and fluids testing for heavy duty mining equipment is important for its operation. This equipment operates in some of the harshest work environments, under extreme load variations and for long periods of time. Demanding production schedules leave little room for unnecessary equipment repairs or replacement and downtime can prove costly.
The biggest concerns in maintaining diesel engine health are wear and contamination. Routine testing and analysis can pinpoint small problems before they become big failures and save you money and equipment.
Oil analysis can be an extremely viable means for preventing gearbox failure, reducing downtime and controlling maintenance costs in heavy duty applications.
Coolant testing and analysis monitors changes in coolant properties due to chemical reactions occurring within the cooling system before they escalate to engine or coolant system failure.
Comprehensive testing identifies the need for purification, fortification of antioxidant additives and/or the addition of microbiological controls.
Routinely monitoring fluid and component condition with oil analysis, coolant analysis and fuel analysis can save valuable time and thousands of dollars in lost production.
Oil analysis monitors lubricant properties for signs of contamination and indications that machine wear is occurring. Coolant analysis monitors changes in coolant properties, due to chemical reactions occurring within the cooling system, before they escalate to cooling system or engine failure. It also identifies coolant mixing and deficiencies in cooling system maintenance practices.
Testing fuel deliveries can reduce operational expenses and ensure satisfactory ignition and combustion, compatibility with fuel injection systems and convenient handling at all levels without degradation or contamination.
Bureau Veritas offers multiple levels of fluid testing and analysis and can develop test slates specific to application and equipment type.