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Q. If I'm not extending oil drain intervals, do I still need to conduct oil analysis?

May 15, 2013

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A. Yes, there are several benefits to implementing an oil analysis program, even if you do not plan to extend oil drain intervals. These benefits include:
1) Detecting early signs that could indicate premature engine failure,
2) Reducing part inventories,

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3) Enhancing equipment resale value by having oil analysis history,
4) Providing support in the event of a warranty dispute,
5) Preventing downtime and loss of productivity,
6) Evaluating lubricant performance, and
7) Receiving “peace of mind” in knowing what is going on with the lubricant.

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Mark Betner

Heavy Duty Lubricants Manager

CITGO Lubricants

Mark Betner boasts 35 years of experience in the lubricants business. As the Heavy Duty Product Manager for CITGO Lubricants he is responsible for initiating and implementing the marketing of new products and human development programs and oversees communications with the media, trade shows and consumer education.

Prior to this, he was a field sales manager and technical training administrator at an independent lubricant company specializing in heavy equipment lubrication.

Mark earned a master’s and bachelor’s degree in both chemistry and biology from Indiana University. He holds a certification from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and is a member of the Truck Maintenance Council.

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