& Services - Oil Analysis Services
and effective maintenance of today's sophisticated equipment
require reliable information to avoid excessive unscheduled
downtime and costly failures. Many maintenance departments
gain this crucial information by periodic tear-downs and visual
inspection of their equipment with a program of preventive
maintenance based on manufacturers' recommendations and past
experience of equipment failures.
oil, hydraulic fluid, filters, and air cleaners are changed
at predetermined mileage or hours of operation. In some cases,
equipment is checked only after it has failed. In other cases,
perfectly serviceable equipment is torn down and rebuilt,
merely because it has completed a specific service cycle.
Many times lube oil and hydraulic fluids are discarded solely
on the basis of their visual appearance.
and unscheduled downtime caused by total equipment failure
can be disastrous, resulting in excessive costs.
Solution - Oil Analysis for controlled maintenance
analysis of used oil originally gained widespread acceptance
as a tool to detect diesel engine problems before they became
serious and expensive. Tests were devised that could determine
excessive fuel dilution, coolant contamination, and dirt ingestion.
Additional tests were developed to provide information on
the wear of specific parts of the engine, while other test
determined the exact condition of the lube oil, its viscosity,
and the effectiveness of its additives.
gained over years with these analytical tests confirmed that
not all equipment wears at the same rate, oil deterioration
will vary from engine to engine, and filter systems' effectiveness
s influenced bye many factors. Therefore, some equipment was
being "over-maintained" while other equipment was
analysis by contrast, allows maintenance to be geared to the
specific needs of each particular piece of equipment. Lube
oil, hydraulic fluid, and filters can be changed when they
exhausted their effectiveness, not before or after. Impending
failures can be detected in the early stages and equipment
scheduled for proper maintenance without unexpected and excessive
downtime. Minor repairs can often prevent major overhauls.
Equally important, properly operating equipment can be identified
and allowed to continue in service even beyond its presumed
mileage or hourly limit.
then, became CONTROLLED MAINTENANCE which combined the very
best aspects of preventive maintenance and also provided management
a tool to control downtime, overhaul costs, lube oil expenditures,
and back-up equipment inventory purchase decisions. Controlled
Maintenance also function as Quality Control Tools to
establish correct maintenance procedures, to check specifications
of oil, fuel and filters, and to ascertain the condition of
new equipment as received from the manufacturer or overhaul
can this report tell you ?
the report, it shows the real operating status of your machine.
If there is any problem with it, this report provides you
with suggestions to properly maintain. You can make your own
maintenance plan that fits in with your production schedules
and avoid unscheduled downtime.
(Asia)'s principal in the U.S. is a pioneer in the filed of
diagnosing equipment condition through oil analysis. Founded
in 1960, its first laboratory was set up in California. Today,
it has five fully computerized laboratories throughout the
U.S. to handle a total of over 3,500 samples a day.
are Analysts's clients ?
Caterpillar, Pennzoil, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Altas
Copco, Detroit Diesel and Komatsu are Komatsu are major clients
of Analysts in the States. In Hong Kong, Far East Jetfoil,
KCRC Light Rail, Sonca, Caltex and Swire BFI are subscribing
the testing services as well.
are included in the package ?
A typical engine oil analysis package includes testing
of water content, fuel, carbon, viscosity and a spectro-chemical
analysis of 21 different metals and elements in oil.
are different packages for :
kinds of lubricant
soon can I get the report ?
you will receive a fax copy of the report(s) within 10 days
after you sent your sample to Analysts (Asia) Limited. An
original report will follow in a week's time.