Oil Sampling and Contamination Control

Learn how to prevent costly repairs, avoid machine downtime, and protect your machinery investment with fluids analysis.

Join the Empire Fluids Lab for our upcoming Oil Sampling & Contamination Control event in Mesa. You’ll gain a greater understanding of the sampling process and learn how to read your lab results for better prevention measures.

Led by Mike Henderson, Empire’s Equipment Condition Monitoring Analyst, this FREE event includes an in-depth classroom presentation and hands-on oil sampling performed by an Empire Certified Lube Technician. Learn how to correctly pull an oil sample using an oil valve probe and vacuum extraction in the field on two different Cat machines.

Get ready to take a good sample and do something with the results!

What you will learn

  • Why and how often you need to sample
  • How to take a proper sample and how easy it is to take a BAD sample
  • Testing for every type of fuel, oil, coolant and various applications
  • How to read your results and what they mean
  • Common sources of wear, contamination, formulation and condition
  • Ways to save machine downtime
  • Tales from the lab: case studies to learn from
  • Barcoding and sending in samples
  • How to access your reports using SOS on My.Cat.Com

Who should attend

  • Equipment Managers
  • Jobsite Supervisors
  • Machine Operators
  • Technicians
  • Owner Operators
  • …and anyone tasked with taking or analyzing oil samples.


“Excellent learning seminar! This class provided substantial information for improving our existing oil analysis. “ Paul A.

“We want to get the full use of our equipment’s life. We were shown by making some necessary changes to our sampling process, we can lower our costs and extend our machines life!” Don S.


Photos from last year

How to get to event


1725 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ 85210

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