Every rotating equipment reliability program needs a focus on lubrication best practices surrounding greasing PM’s, oil sampling and contamination control. The ‘blood’ of your machine can be analyzed for elemental chemistry changes, viscosity compliance, ingressed wear particles and degree and shape of contaminants as a few examples. Oil analysis offers an early warning on the internal condition of all moving parts providing the sampling techniques are accurate and representative. Controlling contaminants, lubrication education and a 5S strategy has excellent payback and a sole conduit towards proactive maintenance culture. Lubrication is what keeps your mobile equipment and rotating assets performing without overheating. It’s an essential tool for a predictive approach to your maintenance strategy.