Oil Analysis


Analyzing system fluids provides a snapshot of internal conditions


  • Identify minor problems to avoid major failures.
  • Extend equipment life—Contaminant levels in 
    fluids dictate when to replace filters.
  • Increase oil drain intervals—The condition of your oil 
    indicates when oil changes are actually necessary.
  • Increase resale value—Oil analysis records prove 
    your equipment has been maintained.
  • Any make, any model


What is an oil analysis?


Fluids are taken from several areas in your equipment and are analyzed by laboratories to determine levels of contaminants in the various fluids. The level of each contaminant is compared to normal wear rates, so that potential problems with components can be identified before failure. The trends for the contaminant levels in your equipment also provide valuable information on potential problems.

Security Equipment monitors your oil analyses. We will provide guidance on necessary repairs and filter and oil change intervals, based on the results for your equipment.


Sampling Intervals


Manufacturers recommend sampling intervals for each model. Also consider how critical each piece of equipment is to your production in determining sampling frequency. You may want to reduce the hours between sampling periods for equipment operating under more stressful conditions, such as those in a very hot, dirty environment, or machines used for short trips with heavy loads, or those with excessive idle times.


General Guidelines for Sampling Intervals


Engines: 250 hours or at manufacturer's recommended change intervals

Transmission: 250 hours or at manufacturer's recommended change intervals

Hydraulics: 250-500 hours

Differentials: 750 hours

Gearboxes: 750 hours







Service Tips

Here are some tips to keep your equipment running effective and efficiently