Any business that depends on heavy machinery to carry out their daily tasks also relies on things like oil analysis testing to actively monitor the condition of those machines. Across every major industry, from farming to manufacturing, there are numerous types of machines and equipment that cannot function without the oil required to lubricate its moving parts and keep things in motion. A thorough analysis of a sample of lubricant from a machine can tell us a good deal about the lubricant itself as well as the condition of the many moving parts that come in contact with said lubricant during operation.
There are countless types of industrial machines that require tons of different fluids and use those fluids for a wide variety of functions. In some machines, they are required to properly lubricate and reduce the friction created by moving parts, which allows helps keep the machine at a safe working temperature. There are many machines that cannot even move without specific types of fluid, such as hydraulic powered machines that require hydraulic oil to move large pistons in and out through compression and decompression.
Unless there is a highly skilled maintenance crew waiting on standby around the clock, it is imperative that the fluids used to operate a machine not become contaminated and left untreated, because this will result in some costly problems Contaminated fluids account for the overwhelming majority of industrial maintenance issues that result in countless hours of downtime and some very expensive part replacements and repairs.
While a piece of mechanical equipment is running, each of its multiple moving parts will suffer a certain amount of wear despite the amount of lubrication they receive. As the parts inside these machines are breaking down, the particles they create will go into the fluids where they will be found during an analysis. Through proper analysis, the experts will discover the volume of particles that exist in the oil and where they came from, which will tell the maintenance personnel a lot of what they need to know about the machine’s various issues.
Oil analysis testing tells us a great deal about what’s happening inside our machines and what must be done to prevent any future incidents. With the information provided from one of these tests, a company should be able to save their self from hours of downtime and spending thousands of dollars to repair problems that could have easily been prevented.
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