Maximize Data Density
Samples should reflect the current status of the lubricant and the machine. Samples should contain the most amount of representative data possible.
Minimize Data Disturbance
Data disturbance or noise in the sample can produce false positives during testing and analysis. Following best practice for sample extraction, sample location and the correct oil analysis test slate will help reduce or eliminate data disturbance.
Sampling at the proper frequency will allow us to trend data and identify problems associated with the lubricant or the machine not just when a limit is breached, but when an abnormal rate of change is acknowledged.
Sampling Ports and Pitot Tubes
Ensure the Success of Your Oil Analysis Program
Oil sampling is the most important part of your oil analysis program and the quality of your samples is vital to the success of your program. It is extremely important to obtain consistent samples from the exact sample place every time you take a sample. If your sampling methods are inconsistent then you will most likely have inconsistent and inaccurate test results.
Your oil samples may not be telling the full story
Poor planning and poor execution during the oil sample process will result in poor analysis results and improper corrective action.
Check out our standard operating procedures to achieve perfect sampling specimens.