Hands On Workshop: Oil Analysis Data Interpretation

Evan Zabawski, Senior Technical Advisor, TestOil


Comprehensive coverage of all the common oil analysis tests (elemental spectroscopy, FTIR, particle count, viscosity, acid/base number and water content) and interpretation guidelines on their results. This workshop provides a review of the testing principles, limitations and interferences, with a thorough discussions on proper identification of faults and the appropriate corrective actions.

1. What each is test is meant to reveal, to what degree and what interferes with the results.
2. What the most common reason for high/low results and any data correlations.
3. What the most common pitfalls are in an incorrect interpretation.


Evan is a Certified Lubrication Specialist. Evan has extensive experience training tradesmen and professionals in a variety of fields including: lubrication fundamentals, contamination control, condition monitoring, RCM/FMEA and used oil analysis. Evan has been a member of STLE for over 20 years, serving as Chair of the Alberta Section for 8 years, and also as an instructor of the Condition Monitoring course at STLE Annual Meetings. Currently, Evan has Editor of TLT Magazine, and have served as the Editor for The STLE Alberta Section’s Basic Handbook of Lubrication – Third Edition, and contributed as one of the editors for STLE/CRC’s Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume II: Theory and Design, Second Edition. Evan has published several technical papers and am also a member in good standing of API and ASTM.