Remaining Useful Life Evaluation Routine (RULER®)
Every lubricant application can benefit from RULER testing / RULER Oil Analysis. By proactively measuring the oil’s remaining antioxidants (oxidation fighters) oil degradation can be predicted before risking equipment reliability and increased wear.
RULER determines the remaining useful life of oils and is ASTM listed test method – ASTM D6810 and ASTM D6971.
Oxidation of lubricating oil can reduce equipment reliability, equipment protection and can cause
The advantages of RULER over Viscosity, TAN, FTIR and wear metal analysis
Many conventional testing techniques (kinematic viscosity, total acid number (TAN), infrared (IR) data, and wear metal analysis) are used to measure the extent of oil degradation and only begin to show significant changes in the physical and chemical oil properties when the majority of the antioxidants have been depleted. By this stage the oil has already begun to substantially degrade.
RULER in comparison detects the remaining antioxidants and can be used to predict when oxidation will occur, allowing action to be taken before oil degradation risks equipment reliability and increases wear.
With RULER® test, customers are able to proactively:
Information based oil drains Vs Time based oil drains
To ensure that a lubricant is not used past the end of its useful life, time based oil changes are inherently conservative, which often results in the discarding of lubricants that are still suitable for use. Understanding and forecasting the oxidation process of oils (using RULER) will enable information based oil drains and add value to your Oil Analysis or Condition Monitoring Program.
Contact CTG today to organise RULER® Oil Analysis testing.
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