The Chevron Lubewatch oil analysis service has just passed a significant milestone: between 1 January 2014 and 31 July 2015, a total of 17 046 samples were processed at its UK facility.
LubeWatch oil analysis enables customers, from a variety of sectors, including truck and bus, agriculture, construction, mining and quarrying, to monitor the performance of equipment, help optimise oil replacement intervals, identify lubricant-related needs and understand any changes to their environment.
The LubeWatch programme offers five basic test packages as well as a wide variety of specialised testing procedures. Standard packages include lubrication, industrial oils, diesel crankcase, turbine oils and gas engine oils.
The oil-analysis service is conducted as follows:
- Customers order oil kits, which include sample bottles, tubing, mailing bags and analysis request forms are held at Chevron’s fulfillment centre.
- Customers collect an oil sample and send it back to the designated lab.
- The lab completes the testing and sends the raw data to a central point.
- Test results are uploaded to an online system and conclusions drawn.
- Reports are generated and shared electronically with the customer.
Paul Nadin-Salter, Chevron Lubricants, commented: “The driving force behind LubeWatch is to bring greater value to our customers through accurate and insightful data interpretation. Equipment performance reliability is key in every sector, so providing outstanding technical expertise and service to our distributors and customers is something we take very seriously and are extremely proud of.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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