In the following cases it is worthwhile to have a fresh oil sample analyzed:
- In the case of large quantities of oil, which are often delivered by tanker or in containers
- When new machines or systems are filled for the first time
- When using expensive oils in high-quality machines or systems
By analyzing you minimize an unnecessary risk, because the following criteria are met:
- You ensure that the correct product has been delivered.
- Any contaminations are detected.
New, fresh oil is not always the same as "clean" oil. Foreign particles or moisture, for example, may have crept in during filling, transport or the filling process. Mixing with residues of other oil types may also occur if, for example, the tanker or filling system was not sufficiently flushed before refilling.
The additive package is checked for its identity and thus for its functionality. Modern lubricants contain a complex additive package. Storage and transport (extreme temperature fluctuations) can impair the functionality of this package. Typical signs of this are the appearance of foam or emulsifying behavior of the oil during use.
The oil analysis proves that you have done everything right. You do not risk your machine or system manufacturer's warranty.
And very importantly: The laboratory values of the fresh oil sample can be used for comparisons with later oil samples. This is a valuable aid in evaluating the test results by means of trend analyses.