Machinery Oil Analysis: Strategies, Options & Testing

Machinery Oil Analysis: Strategies, Options & Testing is part two of the Machinery Oil Analysis three-part training series.

The course is designed to familiarize students with the strategies, objectives, and techniques of an oil analysis program. In particular, the concept of sampling and testing at a sufficient frequency to reliably monitor the early symptoms of the critical oil failure modes is introduced. The lesson explains the relationship between the common failure modes and the oil tests which are utilized to generate condition indicators. The presentation concludes with the requirements necessary to develop a reliable machinery oil analysis program.

Course objectives include:

  • Understand the characteristics and capabilities of the various oil test methods and where to use them
  • Explain the relationships between equipment and lubricant failure modes
  • List respective indicating symptoms and appropriate oil tests
  • Describe the correct procedure for establishing the sample interval and taking an oil sample
  • Understand the requirements for implementing a condition-based oil monitoring program.

Course menu:

Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis

  • Testing Strategies
  • Oil Contamination
  • Oil Degradation/Oxidation

Equipment Sampling Procedures

  • Establishing Optimum Sample Interval
  • Taking a Good Oil Sample

Start-up and Testing

  • Oil Condition Monitoring Tests
  • Oil Performance Monitoring Tests
  • Establishing an Oil Analysis Program

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