Coolant and oil analysis can increase
equipment life, cut maintenance costs
Sep 27, 2010 7:00 AM
Making coolant and oil analysis a part of regular fleet maintenance dramatically reduces unanticipated equipment failures, according to Tom Johnson, retired oils engineer from Allison Transmission Inc and president of JG Lubricant Services.
Coolant and oil analysis can also:
•Reduce maintenance costs
•Lower warranty risks
•Prolong equipment life
•Improve equipment uptime
•Extend drain intervals
•Increase used equipment resale value
Through periodic sampling, JG Lubricant Services is able to determine coolant and oil condition and the condition of the host equipment, which includes the refrigeration unit, engine, transmission, differential, and cooling system. Trending data over time can show changes in coolants and oils and what effect these changes may have on the equipment. Small issues can be found and resolved before they become major problems. This helps fleet maintenance managers stay ahead of maintenance and take advantage of “predictive maintenance” instead of reacting to unanticipated random failures.
Test results are typically available within 24 to 48 hours upon receipt of the sample, and reports can be accessed on-line for viewing, printing, and downloading. The test report is presented in an easy-to-understand format and contains a “Comments Section” with feedback and recommendations from trained analysts. Testing is performed by ISO 17025-certified laboratories conveniently located throughout the United States and Canada.
Visit www.JGLubricantservices.com to learn more about what JG Lubricant Services coolant and oil analysis programs can do for a fleet.
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