Energy Insider Winter Edition 2023 - Page 5

A superior program of fluid analysis is a vital part of today ’ s good maintenance . Analysis programs detect internal engine parts that are wearing at abnormal rates and whether additive packages are breaking down ; they also measure the physical condition of the fluid and the levels of contamination . Fluid analysis programs are vital to a strong preventive maintenance program .
Having a used oil analysis sampling plan to help determine the drain interval that is right for you and your equipment is critical . Ultimately , the maximum amount of time between oil drains depends on the quality of the engine oil used , the OEM ’ s guidelines for the engine , and the equipment ’ s operating conditions .
Consult your FS Energy Specialist if you are interested in extending the drain intervals of your engine oil .