How oil samples are taken
If the oil samples are taken by the same trained person the reliability of the results are improved.

The procedure is as simple as it is important
The quality of the information you receive will only be as good as the quality of the oil sample received from your equipment.

If the following guidelines are always followed, you will help ensure the success of your oil analysis program.
  1. Only use the clean, dry container supplied.
  2. Thoroughly clean the area where the sample is to be taken.
  3. Always take care as the unit must be warmed to operating temperature before taking the sample. If sampling in operating mode always be mindful of safety.
  4. Never take a sample just after topping up the oil.
  5. Always send samples to the laboratory immediately after taking them to avoid mix-ups, contamination or delay of timely results.

    Castrol labcheck - Sample oil
The alternative collection methods
  1. Inline Plug (the best method)
  2. This method requires the installation of a small plug into the sampling area which allows a small needle to penetrate a leak tight septum to remove the sample under pressure. The plug is protected with a tight, dust free cap to prevent leakage. This ensures the sample is always taken at the same place. Again, after filling half the bottle, discard and repeat for the analysis sample.
  3. Sample Suction Plug
    This straightforward method can be used to take samples from engines, transmissions, gearboxes, hydraulics, differentials and compressors. Simply insert the tube, being careful not to touch the bottom or obstructions.

    Castrol Labcheck - Oil sample

    Castrol Labcheck - Oil sample
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