The role of Oil analysis in helping your equipment run better longer

The role of Oil analysis in helping your equipment run better longer The role of Oil analysis in helping your equipment run better longer

Fleet managers and vehicle owners often take oil analysis for granted. This often leads to disastrous consequences such as more downtime, reduced equipment life, among others. This is why you must seriously consider using the Caltex LubeWatch® Oil Analysis Program. You can not only reach a new level of reliability using the Caltex LubeWatch® Oil Analysis Program but also the combination of knowledgeable people, targeted products and customized services such as LubeWatch, can help lower operational costs and maximize equipment uptime. That’s not all. A properly scheduled oil analysis can maximize oil replacement intervals, minimize oil deposits, prolonging the equipment life while reducing the maintenance cost.


Other distinguishing feature of the LubeWatch Oil Analysis Program

Monitoring your vehicle:  LubeWatch oil analysis can help track the performance of fleet vehicles and equipment. Through regular oil analysis, vehicle and equipment life and oil replacement intervals can not only be optimized and lubricant needs identified but also the changing environment within the equipment can be monitored. What this knowledge does is in helping in the precise scheduling of maintenance work that can reduce downtime or even eliminate the risk of catastrophic failure.  

Understanding the LubeWatch process For fleet managers who consider the LubeWatch to be a complicated process—rest easy!  Submitting oil or other lubricants for LubeWatch oil analysis is simple. First, reach out to your Caltex representative to find the LubeWatch program lab nearest your location. Then the lab will set up your account and a sampling kit will be sent to you. After pulling a sample, simply send it back with complete sample information to the lab in the pre-addressed LubeWatch mailing container. Most sample tests tend to be completed within 24 hours of receipt. You can receive results immediately via phone, fax, or e-mail. Mailed analysis results can also be returned within a maximum of five working days. 


What does LubeWatch Oil Analysis Program Provide: 

  • Accurate results on six basic test packages and a wide variety of specialized testing procedures 
  • Reliable interpretation of test results and actionable recommendations based on the data 
  • 24-hour turnaround of tests and analyses indicating abnormal or critical steps will be provided by phone, fax or e-mail in 90 percent of cases 
  • Advanced technical services including component failure and/or wear particle analysis 
  • Expert training and in-field counsel and support        
  • Cost-effective standard and specialty tests 
  • Added assurance of oil and system integrity when running on an extended oil drain interval program 
Still not convinced? Here are some mind-boggling maintenance facts that you will be unable to ignore. 80 % of oil analysis program users reported maximized equipment uptime using oil analysis.
77 % found that using information from oil analysis test results to improve their maintenance program helps their equipment perform more reliably. *

69 % have used oil analysis test results to optimize oil drain intervals up to two times that of the standard drain.
80 % state that scheduled downtime saves money compared to the cost of unexpected equipment. 


This article was written by Chevron technologists in collaboration with industry experts and global thought leaders.

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