Complete Predictive And Preventative Maintenance Lubrication

PM's Complete, Predictive and Preventative Maintenance Lubrication Concept® 

PM’s Revolutionary Lubrication Concept Combinestwo Key Technologies

  • PM's own very high quality, preventative maintenance, long life lubricants
  • PM's unique, "on-site, diagnostic, electronic oil quality monitoring service"® incorporating the use of Lubri-Sensor or Lube-Safe electronic oil quality monitors.
On-Site monitoring is backed up by PM Lubricants Identigraph Reporting Procedures®, Laboratory Analysis Support and PM Laboratory Report Interpretation.
The proven benefits of combining these two technologies and their associated procedures are numerous and well documented. Owners and operators using this revolutionary lubrication concept experience:
  • Up to 100,000 Klms or 1,000 hour oil drain intervals and more in road transport, agricultural, marine and earthmoving equipment (with complete safety)
  • 20 to 50,000 Klms oil drain intervals in cars (with complete safety)
  • An average 50% saving and reduction in maintenance and repair costs
  • A 10% average improvement in fuel economy
  • They eliminate up to 4 out of 5 oil drains, greatly reducing the volume of used oil requiring disposal, therefore reducing environmental damage.
Because the oil in service is regularly tested on-site using a Lubri-Sensor or Lube-Safe Electronic Oil Quality Analyzer, owners and operators always know exactly the condition of their oil and equipment.

More Than Just a Drum of Oil!

During the mid 1980's PM Lubricants pioneered this unique, revolutionary and extremely cost-effective lubrication concept. The idea was to bridge the large gap of shortcomings associated with traditional lubrication techniques.
As you know, with traditional lubrication and maintenance practices:
  • You need to change your oil at frequent, preset intervals
  • You don't know the condition of your oil without expensive lab tests
  • Components wear out and break down without warning
  • Time, money and resources are wasted unnecessarily
  • You suffer frequent downtime and lost time and downtime in any form costs you lost business, productivity and profitability.
You Must Think Outside the Traditional Square! PM's concept is readily used by lateral thinkers and people who can think outside the square of traditional lubrication practices.
The Complete, Predictive and Preventative Maintenance Lubrication Concept has been so successful since its inception in the mid 80's that we absolutely guarantee its results. Using this simple but highly effective concept will:
  • Save you a lot of time and money
  • Safely extend oil drain intervals by 3 to 10 times further than usual
  • Take the guesswork out of oil condition and oil changes
  • Genuinely and significantly increase equipment life and reliability
  • Greatly reduce maintenance and down time costs
  • Help you increase productivity and profitability.

PM Lubricants Guarantee

The results reported by customers who adopt this concept are so consistent that in the early 90’s we established our guarantee.
We guarantee that by adopting and using the Complete, Predictive and Preventative Maintenance Lubrication Concept you will convert at least 15% of your fleet operating costs into bottom line profit!

Predictive and Preventative Maintenance

The difference between a new engine and a worn engine is a fraction of a millimetre in all the critical areas. The lubricating properties of oil are seriously affected by contaminants, which are abrasive and/or corrosive and attack the critical moving parts.
On-site electronic oil quality monitoring will give you an accurate assessment of the total contaminant levels in the lubricant.
These contaminants include:
  • In crankcase oils: Fuel diluents (bi-products of combustion); water; dirt; wear metals; oxides; soot; acid; sludge; carbon; gums.
  • In gear oils, diffs and final drives, hydraulic oils: water; dirt; wear metals; oxides; sludge; carbon; gums.
In other words any contaminant that changes the dielectric value of the oil (as new) is dangerous. On-site oil quality monitoring takes the guesswork out of oil changes and ensures safe limits within recommended or extended oil drain cycles. By utilising PM Lubricants Identigraph Reporting Procedures you can be assured that your lubricant is safe or, if the Identigraph indicates unusual increases in the total contaminant level, a sample can be drawn for laboratory analysis to accurately determine the nature of the problem. Remedial action can then be taken before the problem becomes worse, thereby preventing unnecessary expense.(NB - PM Lubricants recommends that you ALWAYS change your oil filters at manufacturers recommended intervals.)

Predictive and Preventative Maintenance

The difference between a new engine and a worn engine is a fraction of a millimetre in all the critical areas. The lubricating properties of oil are seriously affected by contaminants, which are abrasive and/or corrosive and attack the critical moving parts.
On-site electronic oil quality monitoring will give you an accurate assessment of the total contaminant levels in the lubricant.
These contaminants include:
  • In crankcase oils: Fuel diluents (bi-products of combustion); water; dirt; wear metals; oxides; soot; acid; sludge; carbon; gums.
  • In gear oils, diffs and final drives, hydraulic oils: water; dirt; wear metals; oxides; sludge; carbon; gums.
In other words any contaminant that changes the dielectric value of the oil (as new) is dangerous. On-site oil quality monitoring takes the guesswork out of oil changes and ensures safe limits within recommended or extended oil drain cycles. By utilising PM Lubricants Identigraph Reporting Procedures you can be assured that your lubricant is safe or, if the Identigraph indicates unusual increases in the total contaminant level, a sample can be drawn for laboratory analysis to accurately determine the nature of the problem. Remedial action can then be taken before the problem becomes worse, thereby preventing unnecessary expense.(NB - PM Lubricants recommends that you ALWAYS change your oil filters at manufacturers recommended intervals.)

FAQ’s About Predictive and Preventative Lubrication

What do you mean by 'Predictive Maintenance' in lubrication?

The term "Predictive Maintenance" is synonymous with condition monitoring and infers predicting potential lubrication problems and advisable or necessary Preventative Maintenance action. PM Lubricants Australia provides Lubri-Sensors, which are hand held Electronic Oil Quality Analysers, for determining the 'safe' or other condition of the lubricant while in use on site. A 'Remote Monitoring' service is also provided using the same equipment, which can also highlight abnormal conditions such as water, fuel and metals of sub micron particle size. The process takes only a few minutes on-site, and may provide early warning of a catastrophic failure, which can be prevented. Any abnormality will suggest a larger sample be taken and sent to an Oil Analysis Laboratory.

What do you mean by 'Preventative Maintenance' in lubrication?

There are a variety of forms of Preventative Maintenance, some of which are unnecessarily expensive e.g. maintenance scheduled by time such as all hydraulic pumps within the company should be brought in for service every 6 months. But while some may have worked 2,000 hours, others may have worked only 50 hours. So it was unnecessary, and therefore expensive to remove, disassemble, reassemble and replace in terms of labour costs. As the lubricant is the life-blood of any lubricated machinery, an on-site knowledge of the condition of the lubricant can provide indications of any necessary mechanical action required. 

Preventative Maintenance in PM terms is:

1. Ensuring the equipment is in safe condition to operate productively and economically until the next inspection.
2. To take any necessary Mechanical action to restore the equipment to safe condition.
Want to learn more about Preventative and Predictive Maintenance? Contact PM Lubricants Australia today on 07 3711 5822
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