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Most equipment used for construction is very costly and unexpected breakdowns can be costly and delay the job which in turn can result in less profit for the job. Regular oil analysis on the equipment can determine if there is any sign of a problem which can be fixed during down time. Remember, fixing a problem before it becomes a total failure can save a lot of money and time.

Most samples that arrive at out lab in the morning are processed and the results are emailed at the close out of the day. Occasional RUSH samples (depending on the test) can be rushed in a few hours. All sample results are also posted to our website which is available 24/7 with the customer number and password.

Oil analysis can not only save money by predicting equipment failure it can also determine contamination in the fluid systems or the wrong oil in the component. In some cases it can possible extend the oil drain interval.

Recommended Tests:

The Basic Oil Test (BOT*) package which consists of 21 elements, viscosity, fuel dilution on engines as well as glycol contamination, water and silicon (dirt) is probably our most common and least costly test. The basic test can also be applied to hydraulics but in most cases, a particle count would be an addition help.

*Basic Oil Test

Elements Tested for:  Iron (Fe), Chromium (Cr), Lead (Pb), Copper (Cu), Tin (Sn), Aluminum (Al), Nickel (Ni), Silver (Ag), Silicon (Si), Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), Boron (B), Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), Barium (Ba), Phosphorus (P), Zinc (Zn), Molybdenum (Mo), Titanium (Ti), Vanadium (V)

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