Shell Lubricants' Shell LubeAnalyst oil analysis program offers a worldwide sample history and failure trends on various types of equipment
Shell Lubricants has revamped its Shell LubeAnalyst oil analysis program, which is designed to help customers improve equipment and vehicle reliability and reduce maintenance costs. The upgraded Shell LubeAnalyst program is engineered to provide an online user interface that offers a worldwide sample history and failure trends on various types of equipment and engine types.
The Shell LubeAnalyst program offers software that is designed to allow customers to view and track test results and view offline management information. Used-oil samples provided through the Shell LubeAnalyst program can reveal whether contaminants such as water, coolant, fuel or dirt are getting into the oil, indicating head-gasket leaks, leaking fuel injectors or other problems. Spectrochemical analysis detects the presence of wear metals in the oil. The analysis also measures the oil’s viscosity, base number (reserve alkalinity) and fuel-soot level.