Best Practices

Fluid Analysis Tips

Reveal problems with your machine before it fails.

  • Maximize machine life
  • Avoid downtime by identifying problems early
  • Schedule repairs based upon actual machine conditions
Pinpoint equipment problems early with fluid analysis and learn detailed information on contaminants, so you can make informed maintenance decisions.

Why fluid analysis?

Every component lubricated with oil will experience normal wear rates. As these parts wear, particles will appear in the fluids that can be detected through regular sampling. Fluid analysis identifies contaminants that indicate wear in various components to predict when repairs may be necessary before a failure occurs.

Laboratory analysis

Heavy Machines works with state-of-the-art fluid analysis laboratories to ensure the highest level of quality for your testing. You can be confident that the fluid analysis results are accurate, repeatable, and backed by stringent laboratory standards.

How often should samples be provided?

Each machine is unique, so be sure to check your manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines for each model. If your machine is operating under stressful conditions, complete the fluid analysis more frequently.