At Efftek, we want
to save you money. Most CM companies collect oil samples and
send them away for expensive full spectral analysis.
Typically 90-95% samples collected are healthy and do not
warrant this level of service. We prefer to 'weed' out the
good samples and ONLY send them away for further analysis if
In addition to giving you an insight into how
your machinery is performing, by spotting machine wear long
before it becomes a costly repair, it also enables you to
extend the oil change intervals by basing them on oil
condition rather than manufacturers recommendations.
OilCheck service uses a portable instrument which measures the
changes in dielectric constant of an oil. By comparing the
measurements obtained from used and unused oils of the same
type and brand, the oil check monitor is able to determine
the degree of change in the condition of the oil. Dielectric
change is directly related to the degradation and the
contamination level of the oil allowing an assessment of the
mechanical wear and loss of the oilís lubricating
collected, recorded and analysed on a regular basis. If the
trend has been a gradual one up to reaching the alarm level,
then it would be assumed that the oil has reached the end of
its useful life and it would be recommended that the oil
should be changed and re-sampled after a period. If however,
the trend has suddenly become much steeper, then this is an
indication of something other than normal oil degradation
and a sample would be sent away for further analysis.
Full Spectral Oil Analysis
is carried out in a Lab by boffins in white coats. A gas chromatograph is a chemical analysis
instrument for separating
in a complex sample. This method identifies and very
accurately quantifies wear
metals and contaminants in the oil sample.
Wear metals such as iron, copper and
aluminium as well as contaminants such as sodium and boron
can be measured in parts per million (ppm). The results are
analysed by metallurgists who will make a recommendation as
to what remedial action should be taken.