Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

Dan Holdmeyer, Industrial & Coolants Brands Manager

March 30, 2017

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Used Oil Analysis: Proper Sampling Produces More Reliable Results

Whether you are operating heavy duty on- or off-road vehicles or fixed industrial equipment, it pays to have a used oil analysis performed routinely by a specialized lab. Checking the oil that’s flowing through your equipment for contaminants and general stability helps you determine appropriate drain intervals and helps protect your equipment by uncovering the causes of wear. For instance, if the analysis turns up excessive levels of dirt, iron, aluminum or chrome, you could have an air leak, or perhaps you need a new filter or breather. A used oil analysis will give you an indication of the issues you need to address to protect your equipment.

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About the Author(s)

Dan Holdmeyer

Industrial & Coolants Brands Manager, Chevron

With over 35 years in the oil and gas industry, Dan Holdmeyer has worked for Chevron the past 14 years, serving in a variety of capacities with the company in addition to his current post as Industrial and Coolants Brand Manager where he works as a lubrication engineer that supports Chevron Delo and other related lubricants brands. He plays an integral role in supporting and managing a variety of programs related to off-highway and on-highway lubrication needs. Dan also works as Chevron’s Training Specialist for their Global Lubricants division since joining the company. Prior to joining Chevron, Dan worked as a Field Engineer at Mobil Oil Corporation for 20 years (1979-99) after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

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