To extend the life of large machinery, add and test lubricants frequently. It is one of the most important of maintenance checks, so always look for signs of excess oil or grease build-up on pistons and check for leaks around oil seals. There are specific kinds of oil and grease for every component, so always check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Getting the lubricants checked is also a good way to investigate any problems with large machinery, as experts can analyse the particles in the used oil to diagnose which part may be suffering from wear or breakdown. These are called SOS samples.