3S6: It All Begins with Sampling

Wesley Cash, Director of Technical Services, Noria


Oil analysis is a powerful tool if wielded correctly.  Oftentimes people get hung up with the data coming back from the lab and miss the most important step in the process: sampling.  For quality and reliable oil analysis data it all begins with proper sampling.  Learn where to install proper sampling ports as well as how to extract the best possible oil sample using simple methods.


Wes Cash is the director of technical services for Noria Corporation. He serves as a senior technical consultant for Lubrication Program Development projects and as a senior instructor for Noria’s Oil Analysis I and Machinery Lubrication I and II training courses. Wes holds Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level III and Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level II certifications through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), and is a certified lubrication specialist through the Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). Contact Wes at wcash@noria.com.