The ability to interpret the results of oil analysis is vital to guiding significant decisions about preventive maintenance activities. Having someone in your organization who can pick up a report and interpret it in the context of the environment is absolutely essential. This is a skill which can be developed with some investment in training.
TestOil has developed a series of webinars focused on teaching attendees how to interpret the information provided through oil testing.
The first half of this webinar will focus specifically on understanding particle counts; covering the differences between the two most common methods for measurement and then turn to understanding the results themselves, and what are the likely causes behind changes in the data. The second half will discuss how to establish ISO cleanliness targets, whether for new lubricants, or for in-service machines.