Thames Lubricants Ltd
Production and Research Centre
Stoke on Trent
ST4 7DE, UK
Registered in England No.03516425 VAT No. 704 8864 16
T H A M E S
OIL ANALYSIS -
Optimise machine reliability, productivity and profitability
Reduce cost of maintenance
Reduce friction, heat and energy consumption
Reduce lubricant consumption
Reduce lubricant disposal/environmental impact
Establish the most cost effective oil change intervals
Detect operator abuse/error
Optimise the selection of lubricant used
Detect improper machine installation/repairs
One simple step to increased reliability, profitability and efficiency
Simply collect a used lubricant sample and send it to Oilwatch in the bottle provided. You will quickly receive an easy to interpret report that covers the following:
Wear metals content
A report showing the history of previously tested samples from the machine can be produced allowing the maintenance engineer to determine areas of concern in advance of breakdowns occurring.
' WHAT HAPPENS NOW?'
Once you have your initial report any highlighted corrective action should be undertaken, a historical record of reports should be started, (in this way a complete history can be built up for each machine) and a regular routine of pre-
Tips for an efficient Oil Analysis Programme.
1. Use a standard written procedure for sampling to ensure samples are taken the same way every time.
2. Always sample from the same point on the machine.
3. Have new oils tested to provide a baseline for test results.
4. Compare used oil against the colour of new unused oil tohighlight changes, such as loudiness/haziness caused by water contamination or darkening caused by oxidation.
5. When dealing with multiple tests on various machines prioritise the most urgent actions to be taken.
If you have any questions regarding test results contact Oilwatch for technical assistance.