Sampling and Analysis Program

DFS can assist customers in establishing a sampling and analysis program at their facilities that can be as hands-on as required, providing the maintenance personnel with the data required to assist in limiting costly equipment repairs and down time. In partnering with DFS to help maintain this sampling program, we can help customers be proactive instead of reactive, making informed preventative maintenance decisions that will improve operations.

The sampling program will be designed working alongside the customer’s maintenance personnel to ensure we achieve the desired results for the program. This will include assisting in the process from the beginning with surveys to get the equipment logged, training for maintenance personnel, SOPs for sample collection processes, determining the targets and frequency of sampling for all equipment, helping interpret analytical reports, making service recommendations, and being able to provide services when necessary.

Collection Process: DFS will ensure that plant personnel receive proper training and help create SOP’s to ensure that samples are collected correctly each time.

Training: DFS will offer training programs to maintenance personnel to ensure that the oil analysis program is successful. This will focus on how to read an oil analysis reports and what they mean for the equipment.

Web Portal Access: All maintenance personnel that request it will have access to the TestOil web portal that will have a database of all current and historic sample results for all equipment.

Sample Frequency: It is recommended that we sample each piece of equipment on a monthly basis for one quarter to start the program. This will allow us to establish a baseline for all equipment from which to analyze trends in subsequent events. At the end of the first quarter, it is possible to move non-essential equipment to a quarterly sampling program if desired. The program will focus on monitoring changes in sample results, allowing us to make informed decisions about the health of equipment before equipment failure occurs.

Target ISO Cleanliness Codes: This will be determined based on the most critical piece of equipment within a given system.

Reporting: DFS will provide summary reporting of all analytical results, complete with recommendations for service.