Luber-finer, a division of Champion Laboratories, Inc., a manufacturer of heavy-duty filtration products for the transportation, off-road/mining, marine, agriculture and automotive light truck industry, has recently added oil analysis kits to its Laboratory Fluid Analysis Programs to better maximize customer return on fleet investment. The oil analysis program will help keep equipment running cleaner and longer, and increase bottom-line profits.
With the new oil analysis program, Luber-finer said it provides an easy-to-use, cost-effective method to manage preventive and scheduled maintenance that is completed in an unbiased, independent laboratory. By performing an oil analysis that tests for wear materials that can be harmful to an engine, such as magnesium, copper, tin, lead and zinc, Luber-finer program results can help reduce equipment downtime. The program will monitor the wear particles and the viscosity changes, along with soot levels in an engine, helping avoid engine and component failure.
The program works by establishing an equipment database, adding equipment as required and taking samples. Samples can be submitted to Luber-finer by simply purchasing a kit and accessories from an authorized distributor. To properly obtain a sample, a fleet manager or maintenance person should bring the equipment to operating temperature, obtain a sample from the oil reservoir and send the sample directly to the off-site laboratory. Luber-finer’s state-of-the-art laboratory will then perform an analysis based on the component type. Upon completion, fleet managers can review the written reports that indicate the component condition and decide upon corrective actions from any abnormal and severe sample reports. Results can even be accessed online in a 24 to 48 hour turn-around time.
For more information, call (800) 851-3641 or visit http://www.luberfiner.com.