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Start 2021 Right!

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS A new year is a time of resolutions, some of them are kept while others seem to slip by with the weeks. One great resolution that we think will be easy to keep, with your Ottsen Experts here to...

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A Basic Guide to Reviewing Oil Sample Analysis Reports – Diesel Engines

Authored by: Bill Wessels, STLE – OMA I, CLS The first time I saw an oil sample report, I was annoyed at how little information I was able to understand.  This was not due to any deficiency in the report itself, but in my own understanding...

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Am I Filling Out My Paperwork Properly?

We know it can be nerve-wracking to pull an oil sample, let alone fill out the paperwork.  We're here to tell you not to worry! We'll help you through it and make it seem easy. Are you a more visual learner? If so, click...

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Oil Sampling – Plan it, Pull it, Ship it!

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Last week, we covered how to physically pull an oil sample. We highlighted that it’s important to be very accurate with pulling an oil sample. That doesn’t end with just pulling the sample, accuracy in...

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How Do I Pull an Oil Sample?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS We get it, it can seem overwhelming to try and pull an oil sample. But, we promise, once you learn how to correctly pull a sample, it will be easy to pull a sample correctly! When pulling a sample, it is...

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It’s Elementary: What an Element COULD Mean on Your Oil Analysis

By: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS Frequently, we get asked what certain elements shown on an oil analysis report mean for the equipment being tested. Without knowledge of the components in the equipment, oil analysis reports can be quite frustrating to...

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Gear Oils vs. Transmission Oils

Written by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS   What is the difference between a gear oil and a transmission oil? This question was posed to bring home the fact that we have oils with similar names that are not for similar applications. Most notably the...

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Oil Sampling - Plan it, Pull it, Ship it

Are you struggling to pull the perfect oil sample? Do you need help figuring out how to better organize your oil sampling process? Look no further! Our own expert Al Zieser came up with a super easy acronym for you - P, P, S! Plan it, Pull it, Ship...

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Quick Tips on Oil Sampling

If you've ever pulled an oil sample, you know there are some things you want to do and other things you would want to avoid in order to get the ideal oil sample. Why does it matter? You want to pull an ideal sample so you can get the best...

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Bottom-Line: What’s the Deal with Baselines?

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS   The lubricant world is like any other world in which we are involved, we sometimes overlook the basics. One of the key aspects many people overlook in their lubricants is the baseline. Like in life, we...

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