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What an Abnormal Oil Analysis Result May Indicate Typically, when copper and lead are present in an oil analysis report, it is an indication of bearing wear. Determining whether it is justified to remove the engine and rebuild will require further investigation. Read this article on the ML site to discover why one oil sample rarely provides enough information to make a diag- nosis as well as which questions you should ask before deciding to dig into the engine. How to Extend Oil Life To make oil last longer in service, you first must understand why it goes bad. Access this 1-minute, 54-second video at to hear how oxidation occurs, how additives can become depleted and how oil may become so dirty that it must be changed out. Getting Maximum Value from an Oil Analysis Program It is essential for oil analysis users to understand the capabilities of the various tools in order to take full advantage of them. If you are simply managing your oil analysis program by checking to see if the reports have red, yellow or green flags and then taking the recommended actions, you are losing a lot of the program's value. Find out how to make your oil analysis program multi-dimensional and realize its maximum value by reading this article on the ML site. Simple Test to Check Lubricant Health As oil ages, it tends to oxidize and may become darker. Checking the color of the oil is a simple onsite test that you can use to help determine the health of your lubricant. Access this 1-minute, 24-second video to learn how a visual inspection can tell you if oil is oxidizing or turning dark because of contamination. Best Ways to Filter Small Oil Amounts W h e n on ly sm a l l volumes of oil are purchased and the oil has a higher cost or the application is critical, filtering the oil can present a unique dilemma. Check out this article on the ML site to get a better understanding of the alterna- tive options that may be required, such as employing a portable filtration system specifically intended for small oil volumes. ML MachineryLubrication. com is the place to turn for white papers on a host of lubrication- related topics. Here's a sampling of the latest white papers that are currently available for download: • Hear a Bearing Failure from Miles Away • Increase Bearing Life by 500% • Desiccant Breathers: A Critical Component for Protecting Fuel Storage Systems & Power Equipment • e Cost-Effective Benefits of a High-Performance Kidney-Loop System Check out the full list of white papers by visiting MachineryLubrication. com and clicking on the "White Papers" link. FEATURED WHITE PAPERS BY THE NUMBERS Find more great ar ticle s and content f rom M achin er y Lubric ation magazin e onlin e. From web exclusive s and indus tr y n ews to vide os , white pap er s , buyer 's guide s and more, ever y thing that relate s to machin er y lubric ation is available now on w w w. M achin er yLubric ation .com . 43 % of lubrication professionals say their plant uses a proactive maintenance strategy, according to a recent survey at NOW ON MACHINERYLUBRICATION.COM www . | January - February 2020 | 33

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