Grease Sampling and Analysis; Essential for Enhanced Productivity

Used lubricant analysis plays a vital role in optimizing maintenance activities, improving equipment life and reliability, and preventing component failures. While lubricating oils have been the focus of analysis for decades, grease testing has now become more common and more meaningful thanks to the development of new technology and sampling techniques. More than ever, grease analysis is critical in helping operations minimize maintenance costs and enhance productivity.

Effective grease analysis focuses on three areas that help improve equipment reliability: equipment condition, contamination assessment, and grease condition.

With only one gram of grease, as many as seven performance tests can be performed:

  • Trace metals
  • Colorimetry
  • Stress index
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Ferrous debris
  • Water content
  • Appearance

When you receive your grease analysis report, comments on the sample are provided to help identify potential problems as well as a list of possible causes and recommended actions for follow-up.

For more information or to schedule a Grease Sampling appointment, speak to your local Atlantic States Lubricants representative or contact our main office directly at 631.752.1688.