CASTROL LABCHECK / Post date: 1 March 2016
Be sure you’re getting the most for your fluid analysis dollar by using the new management and diagnostic reports now available in Labcheck Next Generation. Utilize a more-comprehensive view of your data to document your maintenance program’s strengths and weaknesses in order to elevate overall performance.
Are samples shipped to the laboratory as soon as they are taken? Monitor sample transit time to pinpoint issues that could be slowing turnaround time and costing you money in delayed maintenance actions.
Are all registered components being sampled regularly? Enforce compliance with required sampling schedules to catch small problems in all of the components you are testing before they become catastrophic failures.
Are critical severities addressed immediately and lesser severities monitored for change? Trend analysis is critical to achieving “normal” sample results across the board, which is the true measure of a successful fluid analysis program.
Contamination, wear and fluid degradation are the most common causes for equipment failure and the top three reasons for monitoring both fluid and equipment condition. Dirt, fuel dilution and coolant leaks are among the biggest concerns for engine health in heavy duty applications.
The new Labcheck management and diagnostic reports allow users to manage data that can elevate a fluid analysis program to higher levels of performance. Be sure to document the savings that your oil analysis program is generating, which can help you to justify the annual budget needed to successfully manage a best-in-class maintenance program.