2S1: Used oil analysis as both a condition monitoring & productivity improvement tool

Brenden Tymensen , Sr. Sales Advisor, ExxonMobil


When you consider the lubricant is the life blood of a machine, the management and monitoring of the lubricant is vital to machine performance. Through good lubricant management techniques and the monitoring of lubricant condition via Used Oil Analysis opportunities to enhance plant performance can be many. The use of Used Oil Analysis as a Condition Monitoring technique has been in commercial use for more than 50 years. Used Oil Analysis condition monitoring provides plant and equipment operators information to support the delivery of improvements in plant maintenance, reliability and ultimately productivity while enhancing site safety. While generally seen as providing information on the condition of the lubricant in a machine, Used Oil Analysis supports an understanding of machine components wear rates and provides data for the achievement of maximum lubricant life. Used Oil Analysis is used to deliver other additional data including equipment and lubricant condition, potential problem identification or rectification, and utilized to measure plant performance enhancement opportunities. Used Oil Analysis supports improvements to deliver productivity, sustainability and safety benefits. This presentation will explore how these plants operating benefits are delivered.


Brenden is an Industrial Chemist and has more than 20 years of experience with Mobil. Currently he is Senior Industrial Sales Advisor supporting the Mobil Lubricants Distributor Served Business across Australia, NZ and the Pacific Islands.
Prior to that Brenden worked in Sales and Technical roles for over 7 years supporting a number of industrial customers, from power stations, paper mills, mines, cement plants and OEM’s in Victoria and South Australia. Prior to this Brenden was seconded to PT Freeport Indonesia, a large Mobil customer, to supervise the Used Oil Laboratory on site that supported the Mining Operations of one of the World’s largest Gold Mines.
Brenden started his career at Mobil in the Yarraville Technical Services Laboratory carrying out both Used Oil and Investigative Analysis roles.