Having oil Samples analyzed on a regular scheduled basis can be a very effective method of monitoring the condition of machinery and equipment components. Done right, it provides early warning of potential problems with both the machine and the lubricant itself. Early warning of impending failures can reduce the high cost of major overhaul by thousands of dollars
We provide two winged oil monitoring services.
By employing one or more of six standard test packages, you can schedule maintenance in line with your operation requirements that can help reduce downtime and potentially prevent catastrophic failure.
In-service oil trending and monitoring program specially tailored for marine and power generation engine oils.
By checking the properties of the lubricating oil at regular intervals, drain limits can be extended to the maximum usage of oil without any compromise on the machine performance. This is ideal for large fleets where the engine oil consumption is significant.
Tailor made education programmes are regularly conducted on lubricants and its applications, for service station & workshop technicians who are involved in the vehicle servicing industry. This is conducted at the Caltex facility and includes a blending plant and laboratory tour.
Educates the vehicle users on proper lubrication practices to extend the life of the vehicle.
Educational programmes on selection and correct application of automotive lubricants are conducted frequently, covering vehicle maintenance checklists, storage & handling of lubricating oils, greases and managing waste and waste oil disposal.
Product features, specifications, approvals & applications are given in these publications. These are available in hard copy & electronic format.
Systematic Failure Analysis is very important in identifying the root cause for any failure. When equipment has failed and the failed component is directly or indirectly connected to the lubrication system, we could help to carry out investigations to look at the possible causes. There are different levels of investigations that we could offer. We can help you with the preliminary investigations such as oil testing, endoscope observations and so on, utilizing the local resources available with us. In addition, access to Chevron's global resources can be arranged for a higher level of investigation.
Caltex has world class Health, Environment & Safety practices. We can offer our experience and these best practices with your industry in many areas as per your requirement.
Chevron supports to uplift the industry standards by sharing the global knowledge, using our global expertise. Industry specific seminars are offered to update on the latest developments and trends in the industry.
Our global operations cover refining and marketing of all types of fuels. For technical evaluations or analysis we can provide the technical information on the fuels.
Special plant and lab tours could be arranged for maintenance and operation staff to better understand lubricants and its applications.
We also facilitate industrial visits for engineering and technical students upon request from relevant institutions.
Different types of portable test kits are available depending on the application. These are offered on selective basis depending on the applications.
Operating temperature is critical on selection of the suitable lubricant. Temperature of some systems cannot be measured due to inaccessibility. As such, our Sales engineers are equipped with remote temperature sensing instruments to help measure these properties in resolving some problems.
This instrument is available to inspect the cylinder liners and piston top to judge the degree of varnish and deposit formation without dismantling the engine. On large engines these inspections can be performed on regular intervals to ascertain the performance of the engine with regard to deposit formation in the cylinder liners and any abnormal wear patterns.
If you have a large number of different machinery & equipment and you want to know that the oils used are the correct grades with the right change intervals to meet the lubrication requirements of them, we could inspect the machinery and go through the details and provide a full report on all these areas. This will also help you to optimize your lubricant inventory by rationalizing the number of grades used. This is recommended for factories with different types of machinery & equipment. Further, this service could be extended even to a single machine.