Oil analysis can help you get the most out of your lubricant and equipment. Oil analysis is a very useful tool, and knowing how to read your oil analysis report is critical to your maintenance program's success.

While a good oil analysis report provides detailed analyses and actionable recommendations, it is still important for your organization to have someone who can perform oil analysis interpretation in the context of the actual machine environment. Below are some fundamental tips on how to interpret your reports.

Over the years, industries all over the world have been steadily adopting and integrating IoT, or Internet of Things, into their operations. IoT was sparked by the heavy reliance of the fourth industrial revolution on data. The fourth industrial revolution is simply borne out of the industries’ need for digitalization, streamlined process, and interconnectivity of the physical, biological, and digital worlds.

An oil analysis program revolves around the final oil analysis report. When personnel lack experience in reading a report, they would soon feel frustrated trying to make sense of all the jargon. Frustration leads to lack of appreciation and eventual failure of your program. For your program to succeed, your team will need to come to terms with learning how to read and interpret an oil analysis report.

We have always stressed the importance of proper sampling techniques to the accuracy of oil analysis results and machine diagnostics program. The same can be said for choosing the right oil analysis test slates or parameters. When you avail of oil analysis test packages, the tests must be designed according to the failure modes you are diagnosing and the requirements of the equipment.