Strategic Oil Analysis: Setting Alarms and Limits
Previously we discussed how oil analysis is the feedback loop telling the practitioner whether the lubrication activities are delivering the results expected. Oil analysis should provide information about the state of the lubricant condition, the cleanliness of the sump and the condition of the machine. A variety of tests are used to deliver this type of information. The tests provide insight into machine operating states by focusing on lubricant health, sump/lubricant contamination conditions and changing machine health.