Optimise Your Engine Life | My Oil Doctor
We can’t get away from the fact, your engine has oil and with oil will come wear and tear. Your test will pick up anything in the oil that should not be there. Generally, in engines these would be fuel dilution, coolant matrix leaks and dirt ingress.
Oil analysis is not new and has been in use for many years. It started in the early 1940s in the American railway industry as steam trains were replaced by diesels. A key factor for its development was the introduction of the spectrograph allowing the detection of tiny particles of metal and other elements suspended in the oil.
Today the modern oil analysis suite is comprehensive and includes detection of wear metals, contamination and degradation tests, general particulate analysis and wear particulate analysis. Is it worth testing your engine? Clearly oil analysis has a place as part of a servicing system over a prolonged period. Conducted at our state-of-the-art laboratory, our sampling service tests for metal and water contamination, abrasive wear, viscosity, acidity and cleanliness.
This not only allows us to accurately predict its remaining life, but also enables us to identify any changes in component condition and highlight wear trends. This managed service is used across all major industrial sectors and covers the supply of the oil sample kits, together with return postage and includes full analysis, reporting and trending.
Conducted at our state-of-the-art laboratory, our sampling service tests for metal and water contamination, abrasive wear, viscosity, acidity and cleanliness.
How it works?
- Sample bottle with bag
- Syringe/Pump (if industrial case is purchased)
- Document slip
- Pre-Paid Postage
- Gloves to take sample with
- To complete the analysis, warm the engine, turn engine off, remove the dip stick, add tubing and draw oil into sample bottle with pump/syringe.
- To complete the package, add sample to the plastic bag, complete paperwork, place all contents into the prepaid plastic bag and post.
- Within 48 hours you will receive by email an in-depth report please see attachments, I have removed personal details from the top.
Monitoring the condition of vital fluids, such as oil, coolant, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid and transformer oil provides visibility of asset performance and health across your entire business. This can bring about several number of benefits, including;
- Reduced maintenance costs – servicing equipment when it needs to be serviced, rather than sticking to a rigid service schedule, significantly reduces life cycle costs.
- Minimise the risk of serious accidents – identifying potential faults early significantly reduces the risk of catastrophic failure and the possibility of operator injury.
- Optimise equipment life – fluid analysis protects vital components from unnecessary wear and tear, prolonging equipment life.
- Scheduled repair and maintenance – analysing fluids allows you to keep a close eye on the condition of vital components and schedule repairs and maintenance around your operations, reducing any unscheduled downtime and its associated costs.
- Extend oil life – changing oil based on its condition, instead of periodically, ensures that you get maximum value from every litre used and minimises the cost of disposal.
- Reduce waste and environmental impact – only changing fluids when they need replacing helps to reduce waste and the impact it may have on the environment.
Whether you own a classic car, van, lorry, HGV, boat, jet-ski or even plant machinery, check your fluids as part of your routine maintenence schedule, visit our site www.myoildoctor.co.uk or call us on 03333449893 option 2, to order your kits.