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Controlled Lubrication Service (CLS) Used Oil Analysis
Since the early 1950's D-A has been an advocate of efficient fleet operations through Planned Preventive Maintenance. Part of that process is engine/compartment wear monitoring through analysis of used lubricants in your fleet.

D-A Lubricant Company has Used Oil Analysis Labs in Indianapolis, IN and Sacramento, CA to serve our customers. Turnaround, from the time we receive the samples until the time you have answers, is typically less than 48 hours. Your results are posted to the web and accessible to you with the completion of your tests. You will immediately be e-mailed or faxed any time the oil's condition indicates a critical problem.


A Decision-Grade Management Tool
Soon after beginning D-A Lubricant Company's Controlled Lubrication Service (CLS) you'll start seeing opportunities to improve your maintenance program and increase your bottom line. Consistent oil analysis with data you can trust will enable you to track wear of critical components. CLS provides the tools for you to monitor unusual wear, predict maintenance intervals, and evaluate extended drain opportunities. But it's not lab services alone that make CLS important. D-A's 90+ years of heavy-duty engine expertise helps you in interpreting what these oil analysis results really mean for your equipment and maintenance program, making CLS a valuable management tool.

Big savings in long-term dollars.
While our CLS program has many cost saving features, it's the long-term reduction in capital costs that results in big-dollar savings. CLS provides a quick and easy early warning alert, allowing you to pinpoint the direct causes and location of many wear problems. Your resulting preventive maintenance ensures minor problems stay minor, thus reducing maintenance costs and increasing the life of capital equipment.

The precision of the CLS data also allows you to establish a predictive maintenance program to manage labor costs more efficiently while obtaining maximum productivity from equipment availability.

- Helps prevent equipment failure
- Increases equipment availability
- Provides information for extended drain intervals
- Reduces maintenance costs
- Minimizes unscheduled downtime

used engine oil analysis from D-A LubeAnalyzing the Database in Your Oil
We access the maintenance data locked in your oil sample in one of the most technologically advanced laboratories in the industry. We evaluate wear with a comprehensive battery of tests.

- Tests for the presence of wear metals including iron, aluminum, copper, tin, boron, sodium, potassium, and chromium.
- Silicon (dirt) analysis.
- Test for coolant contamination in water-cooled compartments.
- Used engine oils are tested for fuel dilution and viscosity range to determine overall engine and oil condition.
- We measure Total Base Number (TBN)*, a measurement of the used oil's ability to neutralize corrosive acids formed during the combustion process. Low TBN results in increased wear and shortened engine life. (*Non-lubricant CLS DataLink customers may order this test for an additional fee.)
- Tests are also run for TAN, oxidation and nitration.
- Samples of transmission fluids, hydraulic oils, gear oils, gasoline engine oils and natural gas engine oils can also be tested.
- After your oil analysis is completed, test results are transmitted from test instruments into our computer database.
- Current readings are instantly interpreted against previous readings. What emerges is a specific, accurate picture of the component's operating condition.

Your results are posted to the web immediately after the completion of your tests. You will immediately be e-mailed or faxed any time the oil's condition indicates a critical problem.


online used engine oil analysis reportsReports to Match Your Management Needs
All customers using CLS can view reports of their oil analysis on-line. If you want more than just the analysis, check into CLS DataLink™.

Click here for a detailed guide to CLS DataLink!

Your On-Line Answer to Used Oil Analysis.
The strong analysis tool: CLS DataLink™ is available to you 24/7 from the web. Rather than receiving paper reports through the mail or by fax, you can access your latest lab results within hours after the testing is completed - plus have access to all your fleet's historical performance records to undertake long-term analysis, trending and more.

The CLS DataLink™ is a decision-grade management tool for any fleet interested in maintenance cost containment. Through your web connection, your latest lab results can be viewed and/or downloaded to your PC.

The benefits include:
- Eliminates file cabinets full of paper reports.
- Significant warning notification immediately faxed or e-mailed - no delay!
- The convenience of having access to all records.
- Saves time by having immediate access to reports.
- Saves money by giving you the tools to perform your own analysis right at your desk.
- You have the power to perform many in-depth studies of your fleet analysis data.

You can:
- Produce color graphs for an "at a glance" look at performance for one or many test variables.
- Sort results by equipment type, compartment, component manufacturer and even by site locations.
- Analyze trends, compare data and plot the results for a specific piece of equipment or a fleet.
- Analyze lab results by dates, unit time (hours or miles), oil time and drain intervals.
- Focus on specific wear metals, oil chemical properties or oil physical properties.
- Determine what is due or overdue for oil analysis or drain.

D-A CLS DataLink brings your used lubricant analysis reports to life and makes them an integral part of your fleet's maintenance management program.

The Heavy Duty Engine Experts
Our business is based on heavy duty diesel and natural gas engines. What we've learned in the millions of hours and miles has never been more valuable to our customers than it is today. Your goal is to be business wise and profitable - our goal is to help you achieve your goal! That's why we pioneered used oil analysis as a preventive maintenance tool.

Since 1959, we have been the industry leader; providing laboratory services for all types of equipment including engines, transmissions, gear boxes, hydraulic systems and other lubricated compartments. We believe the quality, speed and user friendliness of CLS, (Controlled Lubrication Service) DataLink can play a significant role in determining your success in meeting maintenance objectives.