A successful oil analysis program requires an organized and sustained effort by both the user and the laboratory. Both must work together in all aspects of the program to achieve optimal machine health and reliability.
The laboratory depends on the customer to provide complete and accurate equipment and fluid information and feedback on the conditions found and the actions taken. In turn, the customer relies on the laboratory for actionable maintenance recommendations for correcting issues before failure occurs.
The data speaks for itself, but a thorough review of your program’s performance with one of our oil analysis experts can help you truly understand your results and successfully document for management the equipment and money oil analysis is saving your company.
5 Fundamental Steps for Maintaining a Successful Oil Analysis Program
Clearly define program goals and requirements to be sure the test packages utilized are appropriate for the application and the service is being fully utilized on a regular, on-going basis.
Take representative samples that are indicative of the true condition of the lubricant and the component so that the testing and analysis performed is accurate and reliable.
Promote frequent, two-way communication between laboratory and customer to optimize both laboratory interpretations and recommendations as well as customer diagnostics and maintenance actions.
Provide complete and accurate sample information so that data analysts may provide an accurate interpretation of the test results with well informed, actionable maintenance or diagnostic recommendations.
Review test reports promptly to be sure abnormal or critical machine or lubricant conditions are addressed quickly and equipment damage and production losses are minimized.
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