Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 15-22
Published online 2015-03-14

Monitoring of Agricultural Machines with Used Engine Oil Analysis

Daniel Bekana1, Antoni Antoniev1, Martin Zach2, Jan Mareček3

1Department of Repair, Reliability, Mechanism, Machines, Logistic and Chemical technologies, ‘Angel Kanchev’ University of Ruse, Bulgaria
2Expert Engineering Department, Institute of Lifelong Learning, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Predictive maintenance has gained wide acceptance as a cost cutting strategy and improve maintenance in modern industry. Condition monitoring by lubricant analysis is one of the basic tools of a predictive maintenance program along with vibration monitoring, performance monitoring and thermography. In many cases, it enables identification of a potential problem before a major repair is necessary and downtime during critical operations can be avoided.
In this paper we analyzed the used motor oil and its remaining resource in agricultural machines.


The research was conducted with the support of the project: CZ.1.02/5.1.00/10.06433 – Acquisition of instrumentation for BAT Centre at Mendel University in Brno. The analytical work was done at the Mendel University in Brno – BAT centrum. FNI 2014-AIF-02-/2018, Research on Performance of Internal Combustion Engine Using Bio-diesel and Developing a System for Diagnosis and Monitoring, Ruse University, Bulgaria.


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