Anyone working with lubricants will acknowledge the need for knowledge of your product. Suppose you have an excavator running on hydraulic oil. Over time, the machine loose efficiency. Cause? Introduced moisture and condensation or simply aging of the oil causes wear and tear on the machine, especially from the inside out.

There is, of course, an awful lot of pressure on the internal cylinder of such a machine, and if water bubbles come in, or deposits due to oxidation, the cylinder will break sooner or later. Because it’s a closed system, you don’t see it. But you’ll notice when you suddenly stand with a broken machine.

Rebel Lab

How do we do that? Whether you’re using compressor oil, shipping/engine oil or hydraulic oil, it’s always worth sampling your oil-samples regularly. And we are always willing to come to you and guide your processes. This means that we will, for example, be at the machines for a visual inspection and an acidity measurement of your oil.

But we also take samples of your lubricating oil and send them to our own Rebel Lab for a thorough analysis. At the same time, we have test kits in-house that we can send on request. A test kit contains sample bottles, an oil pump, stickers and special piece of cloth for cleaning, so you can take an oil sample yourself. You send the test kit back to us, after which we send the sample to our lab for an advanced wear part measurement.


Through such an analysis we can pinpoint exactly when the oil needs to be changed and which oil best suits which equipment. If you do an oil analysis every month, every three months or every six months, we get a better view of the increase in the number of wear particles and the aging process of the oil, such as thickening and oxidation. We process this information in a trend report, in which we can sharpen the condition of your oil and can perfectly estimate when to intervene.

Preventive maintenance

This preventive maintenance is not only good for your machines, but also for the total cost of your organization. Moreover, you never have to worry that you are suddenly looking at a broken machine in the middle of an important job. In addition, it is useful for a tight planning that you know in advance when to deploy people for maintenance work. Many companies shy away from periodic analysis costs, but don’t realize they’re much more expensive when their machines brake down. Reactive maintenance costs are always more expensive than preventive maintenance.
Anything that comes into contact with oxygen ages. And it saves an awful lot of time, money and annoyances if you jump in on these wear processes in time.