Which analysis should be chosen?
Although the analysis offer is wide and comprehensive, it is often difficult to decide which is the right analysis for your needs. In the following, I will try to open up a bit what each analysis says and for what purpose it is most useful.
A much narrower analysis is enough for many basic needs, and there is no point in wasting money on a broader one. Again, in certain situations it is not worth settling for a narrow analysis, but you get the best value and benefit for your money when you choose an extensive analysis.
Choose the right oil analysis
Let's start with narrower analyses. Despite the name, they are very useful in many situations.
Regular monitoring: This is where quick analyzes are at their best. When monitoring changes in the oil or fuel of a device or system, you only need one or a few measurable objects from which even far-reaching conclusions can be made.
Tracked objects can be e.g. changes in viscosity, particles in different size distributions, amount and activity of water and insulation constant (dielectricity).
With the quick analysis, both wear and tear in the system and the condition of the oil / fuel can be monitored. A more extensive analysis of the oil/fuel can then be ordered when a clear change is noticed in the values obtained by the quick analysis.
In fuels such as diesel, heating oil and jet fuel, it is also recommended to order microbial culture regularly, or at least when the amount of particles or water is significantly increased. In this case, it is possible to detect microbial contamination at an early stage and to intervene when control is still easy.
Random analysis: This refers to analyzes that are done when something has already happened or regular analysis that is done e.g. once a year.
In this case, it is more appropriate to order a wider analysis, which goes through e.g. oil / fuel additive changes, condition, wear particles, amount of water, mixed foreign substances, etc... In an extensive analysis, e.g. different metal qualities are distinguished and wear and damage of different parts can be deduced from these. In addition, a microscopic examination of the wear particles, their shape and properties can be done, which gives a very precise picture of which part is worn or damaged. The additive analysis shows the condition of the oil/fuel very well.
Also in this case, it is recommended to order microbial culture.
So which analysis suits your needs? You can find out by contact us.