Charts & References

Common Wear Mechanisms

Common Wear Mechanisms

Common wear mechanisms in industrial equipment and the recommended oil analysis tests to identify them.

Oil Analysis Checklist

Oil Analysis Checklist

Get a better understanding of the basic oil analysis tests and what they can tell you about the state of your equipment.

Oil Analysis Report

Reading the Oil Analysis Report

Learn how to read the Fluid Life Oil Analysis Sample Report.

Potential Source of Spectrometry Metals

Spectrometry Metals

Get a better understanding of the potential sources of spectrometry metals.

Understanding ISO Particle Counts

ISO Particle Counts

Get a better understanding of ISO Particle Counts in this handy reference document.

Wear Metal Origins

Wear Metal Origins

Learn which wear metals affect the different components in mobile equipment.

Tests and Frequency

Tests and Sample Frequencies

High level overview of recommended tests and sample frequencies by component.

Oil Sampling Procedures

Oil Sampling Procedures

Overview of sampling procedures (good, better, best) for Fixed and Mobile Equipment.

Sample Card Guide

OIL SAMPLE CARD GUIDE

Details on how to complete the sections of a Fluid Life Oil Analysis Sample Card.

Lab Test Spotlight

Remaining Useful Life Evaluation Routine

Remaining Useful Life Evaluation Routine

Learn how RULER can be used to monitor the remaining useful life of your lubricants.

Chemometric Coolant

Chemometric Coolant Analysis

Fluid Life’s proprietary approach for detecting coolant in engine oil reliably and inexpensively.

i-pH of in-service lubricants

Initial pH of In-Service Lubricants

Learn about measuring risk potential in lubricants with acidic components using i-pH.

White papers

Tier 4 Engines prelim findings

Tier 4 Engines: Preliminary Findings

Learn how tighter emissions regulations are changing your oil and what you can do about it.

Impact of Water Contamination on Lubricants

Impact of Water Contamination on Lubricants

Effects, tests and recommended best practices for minimizing contamination.

Monitoring Turbine Oil Condition

Monitoring Turbine Oil Condition

Learn why regular monitoring is important for peak turbine oil performance.

Vibration Data Collection

Vibration Data Collection

Learn about the issues causing data sample errors and how to prevent them.