RS Components now offers the availability of RS PRO oil-analysis kits for customers to send oil samples to its labs for testing and to get fast feedback on oil condition.
Aimed at maintenance and health and safety professionals, as well as stores managers, these kits can offer the extension of asset life through managed lubrication, as regular oil analysis is an invaluable indicator of potential issues developing within a mechanical system.
While a single detailed analysis of an oil sample can be a valuable preventative maintenance tool, it becomes increasingly valuable as part of an ongoing programme. A continuing series of tests can register trends in terms of wear, contamination and lubricant chemistry. Therefore, it can offer real insight into possible problems before they increase into a more serious issue.
The offer from the company includes the ability for customers to take oil samples and send them to the in-house laboratory. The kit provides customers with a convenient and easy-to-use method to collect in-service oil samples and return them to its laboratory, including full, quality-assured analysis by a team of ICML-certified oil lab chemists. A fast turnaround is guaranteed at a competitive price, with results available within three working days of receipt at the lab. Testing includes visual inspection, elemental analysis, water content, ferrous debris, and particle count.
Target industry sectors for the kits include food and beverage processing, utilities, manufacturing and processing industries, transportation such as marine and rail, heavy industry, power generation and mining.