Does QSA® replace the traditional used oil analysis programs?

No, not at all. QSA® combined with a solid oil analysis program will broaden the spectrum of information that the users can utilize to make the most informed decisions from their analytical test programs. QSA® focuses on lubricant properties that traditional oil analysis testing methodologies do not. QSA® addresses sludge and varnish build-up. Proper routine oil analysis addresses component wear, sources of contamination and changes in the physical properties of the lubricant. Both are important players in the fight for increased equipment reliability.