Xamine - Oil Analysis

Find out what your oil is telling you.
A good oil analysis programme is integral to any successful lubricant reliability programme.
  • Whether in an gearbox, engine, circulating system or mainline power generation turbine – an oil analysis program can help you improve your bottom line with less lubricant to purchase, fewer parts to keep in inventory, less used lubricant requiring disposal, less labor and less downtime.


  • With consistent, accurate monitoring of the condition of your oil can help accomplish two critical objectives:

  • *  Establish the best oil change interval for maximum productivity & economy through the      use of LE products with their longer service life.

  • *  Prevent unscheduled downtime of equipment by identifying abnormal wear, metal & contaminant concentrations before they cause major problems.

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Oil Sampling Equipment

For years companies have used oil analysis to determine the health and condition of their equipment.  Most recognize the value of using oil analysis to avoid unplanned equipment downtime and for planning oil changes.  However, most companies are not getting the most out of their oil analysis program because they do not understand the importance of proper oil sampling.

Oil samples are the important first step in any oil analysis program.  Without one, the lab would have nothing to analyze.  The aim of any predictive oil analysis program is to trend any gradual changes in fluid properties, contaminants and wear debris so that corrective action can be started in a controlled, planned manner.  The results from your sample will determine if corrective actions need to be taken.  An improper sample can skew these results, producing either costly false negatives or false positives.  Ultimately those improper samples can cause an oil analysis program to be abandoned.

Vacuum Sampling Pump

Recommended for collecting oil samples, this Sampling Pump draws a vacuum of 27 inches of Hg (mercury). The patented tube coupling device accepts any size sampling tube (with an outside diameter of 3/16" through 5/16") without changing fittings.

The sampling tube is inserted through the coupling device until the lower end extends below the top of the sample bottle. When the knurled knob is turned to tighten the seal, the vacuum draws fluid directly into the bottle without coming in contact with the pump. This patented feature allows multiple samples to be taken without cleaning the pump between samples.