New Equipment Needs Oil Analysis Protection


An industrial building service company makes sure to regularly test the oil in all of their heavy-duty trucks, including new trucks. Their maintenance staff knows all equipment experiences a period of break-in wear, and removing those particles can extend component life.

However, the first sample results from a 2015 model engine showed 255 ppm of aluminum and 198 ppm of iron. These metals are typical for early life-cycle engine break-in, but our data analyst found those quantities excessive and recommended a maintenance investigation.

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