Oil Analysis Program

A well-established and practiced Oil Analysis Program will provide substantial savings and maintenance expenses by avoiding unnecessary oil and filter changes. Early detection of compressor problems will minimize down time and production loss.

  1. Oil Sampling Procedure

    If the oil sample fails to represent the actual condition of the oil in the machine, the data and diagnostic result will be inaccurate. It is important to establish a solid procedure as suggested below.

    • Sample location: Use I.D. tag for each sampling point
    • Sample frequency: Regular intervals every 3-6 months
    • Sample method: Drain or Scoop
    • Eliminate potential sources of interference: Avoid contaminates from entering sample
    • Safety considerations: Sample collecting may be required while machine is in operation

  2. Data Criteria
    Initial and alarm values for each data parameter will be established.

    Typical Analysis Parameters and Alarm Point
    Compressor condition monitoringOil condition monitoring
    NameInitial AlarmNameInitialAlarm
    Iron0 ppm10-15 ppmViscosity@40C300cst +/- 15% change
    Lead 0 ppm 10-15 ppm Water 25ppm< 50 ppm
    Chromium 0 ppm 10-15 ppm T.A.N 0 0.1
    Tin0 ppm10-15 ppmD.R.L 015
    Aluminum 0 ppm10-15 ppmD.R.S.015

    Typical data. Reference use only.
    Go to technical data section for detail

  3. Report
    See attached sample data sheet.