I've been tasked with finding a new oil analysis lab for my company. Our current lab is more an automotive type lab. What we want to do is become more predictive in our program. Most of our equipment is gearboxes, although some critical equipment uses hydraulic oils in reservoirs and bearing housings. With the increased cost of oil, some of our company goals are extended oil drains, as well as predicting failures before they happen.
Unfortunately, this will be the only technology used for the time being. Eventfully we will be adding ultrasound and infrared analysis.
I would appreciate any ideas, stories (horror or otherwise), and pitfalls.
Thanking you guys in advance,