Q1. Which make of equipment is the best?
A1. We cannot recommend one make of equipment over another, but would suggest that the application, environment, cost and service level be considered when making the choice of equipment.
Q2. Can WearCheck do failure analysis?
A2. WearCheck does not do failure analysis. WearCheck carries out condition monitoring of equipment relying on trend analysis and regular sampling. The objective of oil analysis is, in fact, to prevent the need for failure analysis from ever occurring. Samples taken at failure, by definition, cannot be representative and it would be unwise and possibly totally wrong to make assumptions based on a failure sample.
Q3. How can Oil Analysis help the environment?
A3. Extending oil drain intervals translates into less environmental pollution and less dependency on foreign oil.
Q4. As a return customer, do I need to completely fill in the information form?
A4. The report you receive from us is only as good as the information you provide. The information form should be filled out as completely as possible every time.
Q5. How will I know when my results are ready?
A5. We will notify you by email as soon as your results are ready.
Q6. How often should I sample my equipment?
A6. Although the original equipment manufacturer's recommendations provide a good starting point for developing preventive maintenance practices, sampling intervals can easily vary. How critical a piece of equipment is to production is a major consideration for determining sampling frequency, as are environmental factors such as hot, dirty operating conditions, short trips with heavy loads and excessive idle times.
Q7. Can I ask for technical advice in interpreting the results received?
A7. If there are any results you do not understand, you are welcome to contact our technical staff, who will be happy to assist you.
Q8. I don't have time to figure out all the numbers on the WearCheck report. I'm a professional in maintenance not chemistry.
A8. We know that most of our customers don't want to interpret their own data. These customers need only read the interpretation of the chemical and physical results provided in the diagnosis. The readings are included on the reverse of the report for those customers who are interested in seeing them.