Learn how a gold mine saved more than $1 million in repair costs and lost operating time using an on-site Industrial Tribology Lab (ITL) for predictive maintenance.
1. It takes a lot of specialized instrumentation
The days of needing a laboratory full of specialized equipment to do oil analysis are long gone. The MicoLab® all-in-one oil analyzer combines four separate analytical instruments into one compact device. The MicroLab is used to test for elemental analysis, viscosity, oil chemistry and particle contamination. It only requires a small amount of space and is designed to be operated in non-lab environments, like garages, so it is easy to incorporate into your existing work space.
MicroLab is a “lab in a box”
Maintaining a fleet of vehicles can be very costly, particularly if that fleet works under difficult conditions, such as a fleet of mining vehicles or a fleet of municipal buses and trucks. Fleet managers are on the lookout for any cost savings they can find. Oil analysis is one area that can offer significant savings and greatly improve workflow in the garage. We've created a savings calculator to estimate how much money a fleet could save by doing oil analysis in house.
There are three main areas of savings available to fleet maintenance managers:
- Savings on used oil analysis
- Savings from extending oil drain intervals
- Savings from early diagnosis of problems