Oil analysis

Oil Analysis

Oil analysis is a cost-effective method for determining the condition of existing lubricants helping to protect service life.

Programs can consist of either in-house or external testing which tests for four major indicators: base oil degradation; water content; presence of contaminants; and presence of iron particles. As an example, in food plants it is common to find water contamination in gearboxes as a result of daily high-pressure wash downs. Even very small concentrations of water will lead to premature bearing and gear failure due to corrosion.