Category Archives: Product Knowledge

How Lubricants Can Drive Savings and Productivity

With Lubricants, the Lowest Price Isn't Always the Best Value Machine failures occur for a variety of reasons. Each of these failures creates a ripple effect of costs and productivity loss. Some of these issues can be mitigated by choosing a high-performance lubricant — one that can withstand time and harsh environments. While high-performance lubricants…
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Understanding the Differences Between Base Oil Formulations

All lubricants contain a base oil. It serves as the foundation of the lubricant before it is blended with additives or a thickener in the case of a grease. But how do you know which base oil is best? Trying to choose between mineral oils and synthetics can be confusing. This article will break down…
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Why You Should Crosscheck Your Oil Analysis Lab

Ensure the Integrity of Your Oil Analysis Data How many times have you sent off an oil sample and had results come back that seemed odd or with information that you just couldn’t accept? While this isn’t the norm with oil analysis data, it does happen. Each result should be scrutinized and reviewed. Look for…
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Best Practices for Performing Oil Analysis on Your Engine Oil

The benefits of oil analysis are enjoyed throughout all industries that operate mechanical equipment. Power plants track the changes in performance properties of thousands of gallons of turbine oil, as slight changes could lead to or indicate the onset of component failure. The main gearboxes in wind turbines are monitored regularly through oil analysis, since…
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