Onboard Lubricating Oil Tests

(By Kamal Hossain, Chief Engineer)

(a) Explain how lubricating oil can be tested onboard.

Answer:

L.O can be tested on board by using Maker’s supplied test kit , which can give the result whether it is safe for further use or not.
For L.O test , sample oil must drawn out from correct point , such as from test cock or from pump’s discharge pressure gauge connection. It should not be drawn out from , filter out let and purifier out let .
Sample oil must be taken with standard plastic tube with seal for both on board test and Lab. analysis.
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