Oil analysis is a well-proven technique for monitoring difficult-to-access components in equipment that is being operated dynamically. Its strength lies in its ability to identify faults and potential failures at an early stage.
Oil analysis is performed during routine predictive maintenance to provide meaningful and accurate information on lubricant and machine condition. By tracking oil analysis sample results over the life of a particular machine, trends can be established which can help eliminate costly repairs.
Oil sampling is a procedure for collecting a volume of fluid from lubricated or hydraulic machinery for the purpose of oil analysis. Much like collecting forensic evidence at a crime scene, when collecting an oil sample, it is important to ensure that procedures are used to minimise disturbance of the sample during and after the sampling process. Oil samples are typically drawn into a small, clean bottle which is sealed and sent to a laboratory for analysis.
The purpose of oil analysis is to:
How Often Should I Perform Oil Analysis?
Unless the original equipment manufacturer defines frequencies, sampling frequency should be determined by:
What Does Standard Analysis Include?
Analytical output from the laboratory can be tailored to your exact requirements. A typical suite of reports would include:
How it Works
Our Oil Analysis service ensures your machinery operates to their optimal levels.
We discuss your testing requirements and maintenance history
We design our kits specific to your requirements
We can provide standard or accredited lubrication training
You collect your samples and post them back to us for analysis
Your oil samples are analysed and the results are uploaded to OMEGA
You will receive an email to notify you that your results have been uploaded
Oil Sample Kits
The cost per sample for an oil analysis kit depends on the volume, type of sample and carriage cost for the delivery of the kits. Price is inclusive of the analysis and report, turnaround time from receipt of the samples in our laboratory is 1-3 business days.