This analogy is a little on the ridiculous side but it proves my point. When working towards an end product in industry, you must ensure that everything you put into the process of making the end product is as good as the product itself. To ensure quality throughout industries spend vast amounts of money on high end lubricants and oils to leave no margin for error or possible percentage of a spoilt batch.
To combat the possibility of ending up with custard in your engine, industrial companies use a process of oil analysis on all of their oils and lubricants that go into making the end product. This is a conditioning monitoring scheme that measures the worth of all the lubricants that go into making industry work at full capacity. By testing and analyzing these oils on site the process can continue with little intrusion to performance output whilst still ensuring that only the highest quality lubricants go into the process.
By constantly analyzing these lubricants and oils, problems and potential mechanical failures can be stopped before they actually occur. The ability to test on site the quality of oil and lubricants going into your system allows you a point of quality control, detecting underperforming or out-of-spec fuels or lubricants before they have a chance to danger your whole production line.
Here’s a list of the ways in which you can test the quality of your lubricants and fuels whilst on site.