Extending Oil Drain Intervals While Improving Reliability and Sustainability


Extending oil drain intervals is a common area of interest for maintenance, reliability and lubrication technicians. The logic appears simple: if we drain and replace oil less frequently, it means fewer maintenance tasks and less oil consumed over time, lowering overall labor and lubrication costs. But problems begin to creep in if oil is not changed frequently enough.

The solution is to strike the proper balance. Some may err on the side of caution and decide that it would be better to drain and refill too often than not often enough, but this approach can lead to many unnecessary costs and risks.

Topics Covered in This Whitepaper:

  • Risk versus reward
  • Oil as an asset
  • What does an oil change cost?
  • Stressors that impact oil life
  • Restoring depleted additives
  • Optimizing lubricant change intervals
  • Test packages and limits
  • Cleanliness targets
  • Dryness targets
  • Operational costs
  • New oil testing and filtration
  • Sustainability options & benefits

Thank you to SKF RecondOil for sponsoring this educational material. If you are interested in learning more about the SKF RecondOil Box technology, contact SKF RecondOil.

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