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May 9, 2018

Are you monitoring the condition of your turbine oil? Gas-fired and steam-driven turbines are highly critical assets and their availability and performance has an immense impact on plant reliability. Turbine performance and uptime is greatly dependant on its lubrication system … Read More

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CBC Marketplace – Oil Changes: How often do you need them?

March 20, 2018

How often should you change your engine oil? In a hidden camera investigation, we test what you’re told at the dealership and then actually test your engine oil in a lab to see who’s right. Mark Shierman, our District Sales … Read More

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When Should Engine Oils Be Changed?

March 19, 2018

Mark Shierman, CLS, District Sales Manager, Fluid Life Passenger car drivers are presented with multiple messages about when to change engine oil. Oil change recommendations may vary between the dealer, owners manual, and built-in engine oil life monitors. It is … Read More

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Annual Flagging Limits Update

July 25, 2017

Fluid Life strives to increase your profitability and reliability by improving the ROI of your oil analysis program. One of the ways to improve the effectiveness of oil analysis is to have the best flagging limits; cutting down on nuisance … Read More

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Advances in Particle Counting

June 20, 2017

Fluid Life has partnered with a worldwide industry leader in particle counting and sizing technology to deliver new particle counting instrumentation for oil analysis. The new instruments incorporate a patented dual mode sensor and represent a leap forward in accuracy, … Read More

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The Impact of Water Contamination on Lubricants

April 16, 2017

The effects of contamination, the oil analysis tests to indicate their presence, the recommended corrective actions and best practices for minimizing contamination: Water Contamination Water can be present in lubricants as free, dissolved or emulsified water. Because of the different … Read More

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February 19, 2016

In our previous article, “What Distributors Need to Know about Oil Analysis”, the WHY behind lubricant distributor provided sampling programs is covered. Distributor Sales Representatives should have a foundational knowledge of the product as it relates to supporting their core … Read More

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What Lubricant Distributors Need To Know About Oil Analysis

The market for oil analysis is competitive. The simple fact is that even after a reasonable mark-up by the distributor the net profit per sample is low. In addition, the product usually requires a great deal of support after the … Read More

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The Anatomy of Oil Analysis Response

February 4, 2016

Data Interpretation, Decision and Response Workflows The basic definition of reliability could be that something (or someone) does what is expected, when it is expected. A car that starts when you turn the key, takes you where you want to … Read More

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Maximizing Your Oil Analysis Tools

February 3, 2016

Do you have the right PLAN, PROCESS, TOOLS and EXPERTISE to realize the maximum value from your oil analysis program? A successful oil analysis program will stand firm atop these four pillars. If just one of them is missing or … Read More

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