Where is the best place to take an oil sample?

For oil sampling to be effective there are several fundamental principles that must be adhered to: • The sample must be a true representative sample of the oil in the compartment.

  • The oil must be agitated to ensure that particles are suspended throughout the oil.
  • The sample must be taken from the same point or depth in the compartment each time.
  • Circulation systems should be sampled on the return line or after the pump prior to filtration.
  • All efforts should be taken to ensure that the sampling process does not introduce further contaminants to the reservoir.
  • All efforts must be made to ensure the sample itself is not contaminated.