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Best Practices for Oil Sampling

Correct and accurate sample collection is the critical first step in a successful oil analysis program. Without representative oil samples, oil analysis may just be a waste of time and money.

Best Practices for Oil Sampling shows you how to design and implement a world-class oil sampling program that will deliver better results and help you focus on improving equipment reliability. Make this 48 minute video part of your standard training for anyone involved in your oil analysis program and as well as new hires.


  • How to take a data-rich, representative oil sample
  • How to minimize data disturbance during the sampling process
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different sampling methods and devices
  • The very best locations for taking oil samples to achieve oil analysis objectives
  • Best practices for sampling machines that are difficult to access
  • How to strategically locate and use primary and secondary sampling valves
  • How to modify machinery for best practice oil sampling
  • Sampling strategies that pinpoint problems in large fluid systems
  • Best practices for using sampling accessories and adapters
  • Critical information the lab needs before analyzing the first sample