The new decade started with 2020 being a year we will not soon or easily forget. Many things were thrown out of sequence and activities were either cancelled or deferred. If maintenance was one of those activities affected, the following may help in regaining control. Take an inventory of your equipment and condition Identify or […]
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Is Elemental Analysis Testing Included in Your Engine Coolant Report? Do you get a physical every year? How about a routine blood test? Elemental Analysis is similar to having your blood drawn for a yearly physical. Just as the bloodwork will provide more details to your physician on how your body is functioning, the elemental […]
Today’s fluid analysis capabilities offer a great deal more than just monitoring component health. With today’s technology, along with performing the proper tests, we can: Monitor the condition of the oil See if it is suitable for continued use Reduce the amount of used oil disposal Adjust maintenance intervals and strategies Adjust component replacement schedules […]
A properly executed oil analysis program delivers operational cost savings while increasing component life and reducing time between scheduled and unscheduled equipment overhauls. An oil analysis program can also address safety concerns and minimize risk to personnel and assets. The goal of an oil analysis program is to become more proactive, less reactionary and to […]
Providing a Greater Understanding Do you have an extended life coolant? Did you know that mechanical and/or contamination can occur causing the extended life coolant properties to decrease and reduce the life of the fluid? Have you ever had an unknown coolant formulation in the cooling system and a coolant top off was needed? Including […]
Have you received a recurring action on your coolant analysis report? Are you noticing recurring concerns with your pH, corrosion metals, and/or inhibitor depleting rapidly? Have you ever topped off the system with water only? With basic coolant testing a piece of the puzzle to help identify the root cause of the concern in the […]
That sounds like an infomercial title, right? But it’s not often that you’ll find a product that will: Make your daily life easier Quickly pay for itself Lower chances of contaminating your sample bottle If this is what you’re looking to achieve, sample valves are what you want! You won’t even need to shut off equipment […]
So, you’ve received your oil analysis report back recommending an inspection of the cooling system. (You may or may not also find an oily sheen in the cooling system.) When a lubricant report is received indicating coolant contamination, the root cause of the problem must be found and corrected. Are you only looking at half […]
Oil Analysis: The First Question The first question of any new, or redefined oil analysis program should be, what do I want to achieve from the program? The answer to this question will determine how the program is managed, and more importantly, what testing will be performed on the samples. All samples will receive an […]
ASTM D2896 Base Number The first concern I have with ASTM D 2896 is a concern of laboratory safety, which I am quite concerned with and most customers are unaware of. Simply put, the safety concerns of ASTM D2896 are considerable. The reagents used for this test are basically some of the most hazardous […]