A world-class oil analysis program starts with good practices and procedures to extract the most representative oil sample. The resulting data from a representative oil sample will hold useful information on the health of the equipment. That information will give teams the information needed to maximize reliability, reduce unplanned downtime and eliminate catastrophic failures.
- Bernie Hall
Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
When Scott Fischer, Maintenance Manager, joined Basic American Foods, he recognized that the Blackfoot Basic American Foods plant was in need of a dedicated lubricant storage and handling process and products to support his reliability program goals.
- Mark Barnes
So what does it really mean to increase lubricant cleanliness? We read various articles and textbooks that talk about how increasing the cleanliness of an in-service oil will increase the life of a component and the lubricant, but how do we make that happen...
- Mark Barnes
A few weeks ago, I got a question about the best place to take an oil sample for oil analysis. Instead of generic answers like “after the pump before the filter” or “never on the drain,” I like to take a more practical approach...
- Rob Kalwarowsky
- Rob's Reliability