Companies that use heavy industrial equipment for the processing of goods are aware of the huge overhead costs associated with mechanical failure. Oil analysis is a simple testing procedure that can help predict equipment breakdowns and serve as a guide for maintenance scheduling. TricoCorp offers complete analysis of industrial oils, coolants and machine lubricants. Testing the quality of industrial oils can mean significantly lower repair costs, saving companies a tremendous amount of money.
Lifeblood Of The Company
Any company that operates heavy processing machinery will produce at peak efficiency only so long as the equipment is in top condition. Whenever machinery fails there is a substantial amount of downtime while repairs are in progress. This affects the company’s bottom line. Paper mills, recycling centers, machine shops, power plants and metal fabrication firms all lose money when the industrial equipment sits idle.
Often a breakdown of industrial equipment occurs because of metal fatigue, overheating or blockages due to worn out oils or lubricant fluids. From the moment these liquids are added to machinery a history of equipment reliability can be established simply by testing the fluids for chemical changes. TricoCorp has an advanced oil analysis laboratory that carefully tests the composition of any sample and reports the results directly to the client.
How Fluid Analysis Works
TricoCorp will take a sample of fluid from an industrial machine and run a complete battery of tests on the molecular composition. This testing will also detect the presence of any dirt, grime, metal fragments and other contaminants. Test results will clearly show what is causing the changes in the industrial oil. By matching the results to the particular piece of machinery from which the sample came, laboratory experts can pinpoint the exact location of the problem. This could be in the machine bearings, gearbox, combustion chambers or even the oil collection pans.
A detailed report of the findings is sent to the client which shows the likelihood of machine failure at any point in the future. This makes it easy for the company to set up a routine maintenance schedule without having to shut down operations entirely.
Training Programs Available
TricoCorp has an extensive training program that involves teaching floor managers and equipment operators the basics of oil testing. Companies can draw their own fluid samples on a regular basis and have them tested for signs of machinery flaws. Over a period of years this can result in much lower repair costs and increased company profits.
Companies depending on industrial machinery to work properly cannot afford to overlook the importance of fluid testing. A careful oil analysis will give floor managers and machine operators a valuable look into the near future and help prevent equipment breakdown.