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Proper lubrication of machinery is the single most significant contributor to the long, problem free life of your machinery. It is estimated that 75% of all bearing failures are due to lubrication issues. Whether these failures are caused by contamination or just the wrong lubricant, the value of proper lubrication cannot be overstated.
You cannot manage what you don't measure. Contamination, fuel dilution, additive depletion, viscosity and high wear counts all affect the performance and longevity of your equipment. We offer expertise and tools to help you set goals, ensure the use of the correct monitoring tools for your application and accurate interpretation of results for maximum ROI.
All lubricants are a combination of base oil and multiple chemical additives designed to eliminate, minimize or delay the negative effects of contaminants on the base oil. As the oil functions inside your assets, the additives that protect the base oil are depleted over time, sacrificed to the continued life of the molecular structure of that base oil. Once the additives have been depleted beyond their function, contaminants will begin to compromise the stability of the base oil. The depletion of additives may be accelerated under high operating temperatures, exposure to moisture and/or particulates. Left unchecked, the degradation of that base oil will compromise it's performance in the equipment, resulting in under-performance and, ultimately, costly equipment failure.
Monitoring the condition of the fluids that protect your equipment is the cornerstone a a world class reliability-centered maintenance program.
Analysis of lubricating oil, greases and hydraulic fluids gives a fast and accurate picture of what is happening inside power generators, gearboxes, compressors, hydraulic systems and other critical machines. It also yields vital information on the condition of the oil itself. Effective monitoring of lube oil allows maintenance to be scheduled efficiently, minimizing the risk of damage to expensive plants and avoiding unscheduled downtime.