Resources | Videos

WearCheck Knowledge & Expertise

WearCheck has the benefit of a global network of industry knowledge leaders. The following resources are drawn from hundreds of years of their experience in the oil analysis industry. We hope you find these resources helpful in your understanding of oil analysis and provide you with an oil analysis program of increased value.

Test Methods

Ghost Particles - Particle Counting Methods and the Impact on ISO Cleanliness Codes

The new method for particle counting, ASTM D7647, solves a number of issues associated with optical particle counters, including effects from water and soft particles in the oil. Solvent selection is key to effectively mitigating these issues. This presentation on Ghost Particles discusses recent research by Petro-Canada Lubricants and CINRG Systems Inc that demonstrate the effects of the different solvents used on soft particles, including certain oil additives.

Test Methods

Grease Analysis for Condition Monitoring

Traditional grease analysis involves testing to assess a grease products performance and quality. Employing today’s suite of new ASTM methods for lubricants, WearCheck has developed a range of grease testing programs to assess used greases and troubleshoot grease related lubrication issues. Bill Quesnel will discuss the various test methods employed for grease analysis in commercial oil analysis laboratories today and demonstrate the effectiveness of these new programs through a series of grease analysis case studies.

Test Methods

Varnish Testing by MPC

Membrane Patch Colorimetry (MPC) is a test that can determine the varnish potential of your oil by measuring the amount of insolubles present. Insolubles in oil eventually drop out of suspension and form sticky varnish and sludge in the system and on critical components which can lead to machine failure or outages.

Test Methods

ICP Analysis

An overview of Inductively-Couple Plasma (ICP) Spectroscopy or ICP Analysis which is a fundamental test in any oil analysis program.

How can we help?

Let’s get in touch!!

Request more Info