analysis of in-service lubricants
Analysis of in-service lubricants can be an essential tool for monitoring the condition of both the lubricant, the degree of its contamination, and the condition of the bearing itself.
Early symptoms of problems are successively “recorded” in the lubricants in service, and for “deciphering” such a record we use analysis and expert commentary with the diagnostician’s conclusions.
On the basis of information about the type and amount of contamination, we are able to draw conclusions about:
- the condition of seals
- effectiveness of filtration
- quality of maintenance of the device
The conclusions of the diagnostician become the basis for taking corrective and preventive measures. Thus, this is very valuable information, especially in the case of equipment whose repair costs or the consequences of unplanned downtime are significant, and in cases of continuous production, the losses associated with downtime can be really huge.