LubeWatch® Oil Analysis Program

Keep your equipment running better longer with LubeWatch® routine testing and analysis

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The value of reliability based lubricants

Chevron Lubricants’ business model is a blend of knowledgeable people, targeted products and customized services that can help lower operational costs while maximizing machinery uptime. It’s focused on what you need most: reliability. Predictive measures and analysis play an important role. Our LubeWatch® oil analysis program can identify contamination or wear before it results in costly downtime.

Optimize. Reduce. Protect.

LubeWatch® oil analysis enables you to track the performance of the lubricants in your equipment the lifeblood of your business. By analyzing oil samples regularly, you can optimize equipment life and oil replacement intervals, identify lubricant-related need and understand the changing environment within a piece of equipment. This knowledge helps in the precise scheduling of maintenance work that can reduce downtime or even eliminate the risk of catastrophic failure. 

 Standard test packages and specialty tests

LubeWatch® Oil Analysis program provides

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Maximize oil

replacement intervals

Engine Engine

Maximize oil

replacement intervals

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Maximize oil

replacement intervals

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Diesel crankcase


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Maximize oil

replacement intervals

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Maximize oil

replacement intervals

Accurate results on six basic test packages and a wide variety of specialized testing procedures

Reliable interpretation of test results and actionable recommendations based on the data

24-hour turnaround of tests and analyses indicating abnormal or critical steps will be provided by phone, fax or e-mail in 90 percent of cases

Advanced technical services including component failure and/or wear particle analysis

Expert training and in-field counsel and support

Cost-effective standard and specialty tests

Added assurance of oil and system integrity when running on an extended oil drain interval program

Maintenance facts

The percentage of heavy-duty mobile equipment operators that use oil analysis to monitor the condition of their equipment and establish appropriate drain intervals.
The percentage of heavy industry oil analysis users who expect to increase their use of monitoring techniques like oil analysis over the next 3 years.
The percentage of large industrial plants in the US that use oil analysis as a diagnostic tool on their equipment.
The percentage of a typical industrial budget that goes toward lubricant costs. Yet, lubricant-related downtime can cost over 50% of a total budget.

The LubeWatch® oil analysis program user guide and overview

The LubeWatch® process

Submitting oil or other lubricants for LubeWatch® oil analysis is simple. Contact your Chevron representative to find the LubeWatch® program lab nearest your location. The lab will set up your account and send a sampling kit to you. After pulling a sample, simply send it back with complete sample information to the lab in the pre-addressed LubeWatch® mailing container.  Most sample tests will be completed within 24 hours of receipt. You can receive results immediately via phone, fax, or e-mail. Mailed analysis results can be returned within a maximum of five working days.