OELCHECKER

Our customer magazine, OelChecker, informs you about news from OELCHECK and serves as a forum for our partners.

In addition to the latest information on oil analysis, coolant analysis and grease analysis you will find more interesting articles about the company OELCHECK.

The magazine is divided into the categories Insider Info, Technology Focus, Partner Forum & Q & A.

On this page, all previous editions can be viewed in PDF format sorted by years.

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  • Check-up – Initiative during the pandemic
  • OELCHECK Inside
    • OELCHECK Customer Survey 2020 – Summary
    • 350 square metres more – Conversion of OELCHECK laboratory
    • Laura Kukuk – Filming at OELCHECK
    • OELCHECK App 4.0 – Machine search now also without QR code
    • OilDoc Conference & Exhibition – OELCHECK is actively involved
  • OELCHECK Partner Forum
    • Gear oil in endurance test – Field test contributes to cost reduction
  • Technology Focus
    • New and exclusively from OELCHECK – Relative humidity and water saturation
    • Oxidation index – It clearly shows how modern lubricants age

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Summer 2021

  • Check-up – 30 years of OELCHECK – a round number anniversary and many new projects ahead
  • OELCHECK Inside
    Passed: the monitoring audits DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001
    Sponsored: Fairy tale and children's theater days in Brannenburg
    Appealing: Our Website shines in new splendor
    Above average: Over 72% of our employees are vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Technology Focus
    • Extremely thin – yet fit in practice? The OW-X Generation Car Engine Oils 6
      This is how precisely OELCHECK detects water 7
    • Q&A
      Additional tests, the supplement to the all-inclusive analysis kits from OELCHECK

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Summer 2020

  • Check-up – OELCHECK is systemically relevant for maintenance
  • OELCHECK Inside:
    App with new features – OELCHECK 4.0
    Data security – Awareness of digital risks
    Impressive visit to a paper factory
    OELCHECK is involved in innovative funding projects
    For the health of our employees
    Moving into the new OELCHECK building at the end of 2020
  • OELCHECK Partner Forum:
    TEDOM SCHNELL combined heat and power plants – More value from energy
     
  • Technology Focus: Alternative fuels – Types and their characteristics
  • Q&A:  Lubricants with a changed base oil – Effects

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Winter 2020

  • Check-up – Breathe new life into your workplace
  • Typical limit values for the analysis of coolants
  • Technology focus: Gas chromatographs, the finest detection noses in the OELCHECK laboratory
    • How gas chromatography works
    • Gas chromatographs in use
  • Antioxidants – Elixirs of life for modern lubricants
    OELCHECK checks oxidation with the RULER test and IR spectroscopy
  • OELCHECK Inside:
    • Communication and enjoyment in the new OELCHECK cafeteria
    • OELCHECK customer survey 2020 – how to take part
  • Q&A: The shear viscosity of lubricating greases

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Spring 2019

  • Check-up – USPs: Unique selling points with benefits for the customer
  • AN Acid Number – changing the standard creates confusion
  • bauma – test out the new OELCHECK-App
  • OELCHECK Inside
    • First-class occupational health care
    • One step ahead with continuous training
  • No cure without an integrated approach – guest article
  • Technology Focus: New! Non-ferrous metal inhibitor content (NFMIC)
    • Early detection of corrosive non-ferrous metal wear
    • Rapid and accurate with HPLC
  • Q&A: Clean sample bottles and purity classes

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Summer 2019

  • Check-up – long-term employment instead of job hopping
  • Mandatory programme – Transformer oil analyses
  • REM-EDX – Composition determination of larger particles
  • Technology focus: Hydraulic fluids – clean is not pure
    • Purity classes and contamination degree
    • Filters and sensors
    • OELCHECK laboratory analyses for maximum security
  • OELCHECK Inside:
    • Exclusive agents in Russia and Taiwan
    • OELCHECK laboratory upgrade
    • New Head of Internal Sales – Driving force of success: Further education

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Winter 2019

  • Check-up – OELCHECK active in social networks
  • New analysis set for paper machines
  • Topping out ceremony for the largest OELCHECK building project to date
  • OELCHECK keeps growing – also globally
  • Employee event at Schliersbergalm
  • Technology focus: E-mobiles – Lubrication and cooling while electrified
    • How an electric vehicle works
    • Lubricants and coolants reinvented
    • OELCHECK challenged
  • Q&A: Can samples from other countries be examined by OELCHECK in Germany?

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Spring 2018

  • OELCHECK continues to expand – Reinforcements for our team
  • OELCHECK team event – A trip to the frozen north
  • Technology Focus I: Engine oils for vehicles
    • From reducing exhaust emissions to the e-drive – Current trends at a glance
    • A range of new duties for oil analysis
  • Technology Focus II: Coolant analyses detect damage in cooling systems
    • Custom-made analysis kits for examining coolants
    • On the trail of damage in cooling systems
  • Q&A: MPC test, a potent weapon in detecting sludge and varnish

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Summer 2018

  • Check-up – OELCHECK drones take to the skies
  • Reinforcements – New Scientific Team Assistants join our lab team
  • Exemplary – Workplace health promotion at OELCHECK
  • For the whole family – A team event in the mountains of Bavaria
  • Technology Focus: Hydraulic fluids
    • Problematic mixtures
    • Compatibility among hydraulic fluids
    • Compatibility analyses in the lab
  • Question time: How safe are my data with OELCHECK?

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Winter 2018

  • Check-up – OELCHECK, a dream company
  • E-mobility – Our expertise is in demand
  • OELCHECK – Our all-inclusive analysis kits are now also available in Russia
  • China – Oil analyses for Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • A new building is on the way
  • New laboratory equipment at work – the FT-IR spectrometer
  • Technology Focus: Analysing lubricating greases
    • – OELCHECK all-inclusive analysis kits for lubricating greases
    • – Lubricating greases: their structure and function
    • – Sampling made easy
  • Q&A: What is a refractive index, exactly?

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Spring 2017

  • SEW-EURODRIVE: international cooperation with OELCHECK
  • Closeness to customers is the key to success – Our Customer Service & Sales Department is expanding
  • News from China – Sinopec optimises service with oil analyses
  • Hot Topics: OELCHECK analysis kits for coolant and anti-freeze agents
    • The decisive investigative parameters
    • Five new all-inclusive analysis kits 
  • Classic Cars by Tom Fischer
  • New for gas engines – a kit that can do it all
  • Q&A – lubricating grease analyses, parameters and practical uses

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Summer 2017

  • www.oelcheck.de – A new information centre for lubricant analysis
  • The new QR-Code service for our customers
  • New test method for fuels: carbon residue in accordance with DIN EN ISO 10370
  • Recertification audit for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 passed once again
  • Hot topic: air and foam in oil
    • Increased air content, its effects and corrective actions
    • Air release (LAV)
    • Why oil foams – foaming characteristics
    • How to avoid foam
  • In demand: zirconium – why does this element pop up in lab reports?

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Winter 2017

  • New in the laboratory – Four-ball apparatus for determining wear properties
  • OELCHECK Wiki – Single point of contact for all aspects of lubricant analysis
  • News from China – Diagnosis and analytics „Made in Germany“
  • App launch I – Supporting Vestas with sample data entry in a class of its own
  • App launch II – Switch to the OELCHECK-App
  • Hot Topic: Limit values and their importance
    • How are limit values determined? What role do trends play?
    • Which solutions does OELCHECK offer?
  • Q&A: Oxidation values reach their limits when it comes to ester oils

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Spring 2016

  • Liebherr – engine oils allow oil change intervals to be doubled
  • Visit us at bauma and other events
  • News from China – OELCHECK becomes CMA-certified and CNAS-accredited
  • Together unbeatable – Currenta benefits from the oil maintenance service from WESTO and OELCHECK lubricant analyses
  • Hot Topics: Oil analyses – and how our professionals evaluate them
    • Valuable information – and how customers contribute to success
    • Examining all of the values – a threefold approach
    • The analysis – all aspects in focus
    • From standard procedure to the specifics – the commentary 

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Winter 2016

  • The new OELCHECK-App passes the practical test at Availon
  • Keep cool at all times - even coolants need to be monitored
  • OELCHECK 2016 customer survey – 98% recommendation rate
  • Test methods - Reference values for new and used oils, warning values
  • Hot Topics: OELCHECK makes your life easier!
    • Optimised Sample Information Forms
    • QR-Code meets OELCHECK-App
  • The OELCHECK 2016 team excursion
  • News from China
    • OELCHECK China – CNAS re-audit passed with flying colours
    • OELCHECK at China Wind Power and Inter Lubric

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25th anniversary brochure

  • A family company is celebrating its birthday
  • Figures, data, facts - OELCHECK at a glance
  • Milestones
  • A large, international family - The OELCHECK team
  • Dream Company OELCHECK
  • and much more...

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Spring 2015

  • Hot Topics: The elements of a lubricant check II
    • Wear, impurities or additives
    • Gear and industrial oils and their typical limit values
  • New service – free returns of oil samples
  • Better safety – for gas engines and chlorine gas compressors
  • Less is more – loss of engine oils due to evaporation
  • Q & A – Engine oils, oil consumption or oil loss?
  • Forming the Future – Schuler leads in forming technology
  • News from China – Pirelli, millions of tyres made in China

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Summer 2015

  • Hot Topics: The elements of a lubricant check III
    • Wear, impurities or additives
    • Engine oils and their characteristic limit values for elements
  • Passed with flying colours – Certification for Oil Analysis Specialists
  • New in the laboratory - A robot specially developed for OELCHECK
  • UPS – Return shipment of oil samples in Germany and abroad
  • News from China – Before the light goes out on the drilling rig
  • New oil – Problems despite perfect preparation
  • Enquiry – Comparability and reproducibility of analyses

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Winter 2015

  • The intelligent giants from Konecranes
  • OELCHECK innovation – The IR Index sets standards
  • Six jokers in the pack – New complete kits for wind turbines
  • New in the laboratory – Oxidative stability of lubricating greases
  • News from China – MAN Diesel & Turbo PrimeServ
  • Hot Topics: Higher sustainability and energy efficiency thanks to modern lubricants
    • Sustainability – the potential is still far from being fully realised
    • Higher energy efficiency – just a promise or a reality?
  • Success with quality – OELCHECK passes surveillance audits

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Spring 2014

  • Hako GmbH: Citymaster, sweeping for more cleanliness
  • OELCHECK laboratory technicians achieve LLA certification
  • Latest test equipment in the OELCHECK laboratory
  • News from China – Scania extends service life for HGV motor oils
  • HEW – Gas engines have run for 25 years without damage
  • Hot Topics: New lubricant, improved performance?
    • Decision criteria when changing lubricants
    • Practical procedure when changing oils
    • Special features of lubricating greases 
    • Control measures after changing lubricants
  • LEIPA - world-leading with quality products based on scrap paper
  • Q & A – The time factor when sampling correctly

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Summer 2014

  • Nordex – Gear lubrication quality offensive
  • OELCHECK initiative: ASTM D7946 – New Standard for i-pH value!
  • News from China – Analyses for Chinese wind turbines
  • Hot Topics: OELCHECK SDA analysis service for 2-stroke diesel ship engines
    • Full speed ahead – lubricating large ship engines
    • SDA analysis service – for optimum engine management
    • The SDA laboratory report – a matrix for up to 12 cylinders
  • On our own behalf – the OELCHECK Advisory Service
  • Successfully passed – Repeat audits for the OELCHECK laboratory

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Winter 2014

  • Hot Topics: The elements of a lubricant check
    • The elements in the OELCHECK laboratory report
    • Wear, impurities or additives
    • Hydraulic oils and their typical limit values
  • LAB.REPORT – Intuitive working with the new customer portal
  • The FVA (Forestry test and research institute) visits OELCHECK
  • Viva España – the OELCHECK team in Andalucia
  • News from China – Travelling by high-speed rail

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Spring 2013

  • Editorial – OELCHECK takes decisive steps for the years to come
  • OELCHECK – A strong brand with a new look
  • New services offered by the OELCHECK laboratory
  • Lubricants and condition monitoring – OELCHECK recognises trends
  • Gas engine oils – Latest information on oxidation determination
  • China – Opening of the OELCHECK laboratory in Guangzhou
  • Q & A – How can there be high levels of wear metals with normal purity classes?
  • OilDoc news

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Summer 2013

  • Doppelmayr – Number 1 in the global cableway market
  • OELCHECK China – Even better service, made in Germany!
  • OELCHECK- Leakage test on our sample envelope
  • Bayernoil – Gas turbine generates power for a refinery
  • Hot Topics: Monitoring hydraulic fluids
    • Current trends
    • Requirements of DIN 51524
    • OELCHECK analyses kits for hydraulic fluids
    • OELCHECK special investigations
  • Q & A – Seals leakages after oil change
  • OilDoc news

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Winter 2013

  • Bauer Maschinen revolutionises special foundation engineering
  • OELCHECK identifies solid impurities in lubricating greases
  • CM Technologies – condition monitoring on the high seas
  • Hot Topics:
  • The study of filter residues
    • The critical aspects of oil purity and filtering
    • What filter residues reveal – an example from real life
    • Extract filter samples correctly 
    • Filter residue analyses in the OELCHECK laboratory
  • LEIPA - world-leading with quality products based on scrap paper
  • Requested – soot index for oils from petrol engines

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Spring 2012

  • Putzmeister - offering quality worldwide
  • Analysis kits and gas-tight sample bottles for refrigeration compressor oils
  • More playtime fun - thanks to OELCHECK!
  • 2012 customer survey results
  • The viscosity robot - the new OELCHECK laboratory assistant
  • Underground maintenance - K+S KALI GmbH workshops
  • Electrostatic discharges in hydraulic oils and lubricants
  • Question time: Could lengthy storage times have an influence on your oil samples?
  • and much more...

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Summer 2012

  • Prokon wind turbines – optimum service and secure earnings
  • OELCHECK laboratory in the "workbench of the world" domain
  • The rappers from the OELCHECK alpine pastures
  • Optimised technology and perfect service for gas engines – August Storm
  • Hot Topics: 
    Viscosity – the single most important physical characteristic of any oil
  • Question time: Limit values
  • and much more...

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Winter 2012

  • OELCHECK China – Getting ready before the new laboratory opens
  • OELCHECK Laboratory – quicker and more accurate with a new particle counter
  • Hot Topics: The analysis of lubricating greases
    • Correct sampling
    • Most important analysis methods
    • Experience of our experienced tribologists
  • In demand – optimising online documentation of laboratory reports
  • and much more...

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Spring 2011

  • OELCHECK laboratory - Fast and precise water analysis
  • How can E10 be detected in engine oil?
  • Agnion Heatpipe Reformer technology – a new method for decentralised energy supply
  • The analysis of fire-resistant HFC hydraulic fluids
  • Question time: Iron and PQ index
  • and much more...

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Summer 2011

  • Evaluation of analytical data from outside laboratories
  • Re-audit - passed with flying colours
  • Dieffenbacher - Wooden boards and forming technology
  • An oil can withstand a great deal, but it should never become genuinely acidic.
  • In demand - Individual tests now only with an analysis kit
  • and much more...

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Winter 2011

  • Anniversary - for 20 years we have been deciphering the message of oil
    Transformer oils special:
  • The transformer and its oil
  • The new OELCHECK analytical kits for transformer oils
  • Correct sampling of transformer oils
  • Transformer oil investigations and new testing devices in the OELCHECK laboratory

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Spring 2010

  • OilDoc Conference and Exhibition
  • ÖlChecker in English
  • Testing lubricating greases with a Soxhlet extractor
  • Our significantly improved OELCHECK shop is now online.
  • Fischer – 101 injection presses and 9 million plastic plugs
  • Typical limit levels for engine oils
  • Question time: Low SAPS
  • The OELCHECK team in a winter wonderland
  • and much more...

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Summer 2010

  • VKA tests lubricity under high pressure
  • TOST test - Ageing behaviour of inhibited oils
  • 2,000 m² – more space for OELCHECK and OilDoc
  • Changes at OELCHECK and OilDoc
  • FVA Lubricants and Tribology Working Group at OELCHECK
  • KUKA – all that moves in automation
  • New training – Certified Lubrication Specialist
  • Question Time – Strong Acid Number (SAN)

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Winter 2010

  • Coolant in the oil - headspace gas chromatography detects glycol
  • OELCHECK laboratory – supplementary devices, maximum operation safety
  • Lödige lifts – makes mobility in buildings safe
  • Automated microscopic particle counting
  • The microscopic particle count sees more
  • Question time: different specifications of purity classes
  • Website relaunch www.oelcheck.de

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Winter 2009

  • OilDoc Conference and Exhibition
  • Your partners - OELCHECK tribologists
  • OELCHECK Environmental Tip: Selection and disposal of rapidly biodegradable hydraulic fluids
  • Magic moments for the entire family in Europa Park
  • Flender foam test for gear oil analyses
  • Precise chlorine determination with the new TOX-100
  • Question time: pour point and solidifying point
  • and much more...