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  • IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CROSS-REFERENCING LUBRICANTS
    IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CROSS-REFERENCING LUBRICANTS
    One of the most common requests received by the Castrol® Field Engineering team is to cross-reference a competitive product with the Castrol equivalent.
  • FOOD-GRADE VS. BIODEGRADABLE LUBRICANTS?
    FOOD-GRADE VS. BIODEGRADABLE LUBRICANTS?
    There can be some confusion about the uses of two very different types of lubricants… food-grade and biodegradable. Quite often, customers will ask for one when they really want the other.
  • WHO’S REALLY IN CHARGE?
    WHO’S REALLY IN CHARGE?
    Who oversees your maintenance program? Typically, unless you are an owner/operator who manages all aspects of running the business, the responsibility for managing a maintenance program falls...
  • CASTROL® DURATEC™ ES 15W-40 TO MEET NEW CUMMINS CES 20092 SPEC IN JULY
    CASTROL® DURATEC™ ES 15W-40 TO MEET NEW CUMMINS CES 20092 SPEC IN JULY
    Duratec ES 15W-40 is specifically formulated for modern natural gas engines with high-quality synthetic base oils that take performance to the next level – enabling drain intervals up to 1,200 hours.*
  • USED OIL ANALYSIS RESULTS AND THE EFFECTS OF ADDITIVES
    USED OIL ANALYSIS RESULTS AND THE EFFECTS OF ADDITIVES
    For quite some time, the Castrol® Field Engineering team has been addressing customer questions and concerns about used oil analysis (UOA) results that show elevated silicon (Si) results and...
  • OVERTIME HEROES
    OVERTIME HEROES
    One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in moving your company along the Maintenance Journey to “world class” performance is overcoming what we like to call the “overtime heroes.” These are those mechanics that perform fantastic feats in...
  • A HIGHER USE FOR USED OIL ANALYSIS
    A HIGHER USE FOR USED OIL ANALYSIS
    There are basically two different ways of using the information gained from used oil analysis. The traditional and common use of used oil analysis is to watch for problems or imminent failures that may be developing in an individual component...
  • TRACKING TOP-OFF OIL
    TRACKING TOP-OFF OIL
    The topic of this quarter’s edition is keeping track of top-off oil, which includes keeping a record of how often your staff tops off the oil sump and how much oil is used. There are several reasons why this is an important step in moving your maintenance...
  • FUEL DILUTION AND ITS IMPACT ON ENGINE OIL
    FUEL DILUTION AND ITS IMPACT ON ENGINE OIL
    A customer recently contacted me to enquire about the flagging limits for fuel dilution used with our Castrol® Labcheck® used oil analysis program. After a discussion with the customer to find out why he was asking, he revealed that he has a new...
  • BENEFITS OF CONSOLIDATING LUBRICANTS
    BENEFITS OF CONSOLIDATING LUBRICANTS
    One of the most common tasks performed by the Castrol® field engineering team is assisting customers with the consolidation of lubricants used in the maintenance of their equipment...
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