A lot of companies that deal with lubricants make the awful mistake of thinking that a lube room is not that important, and that as long as they have a clean space and the necessary equipment for dispensing and transferring oil, all will be well. However, there is much more to setting up an effective lube room than this.
One of the best things you can do to ensure that your lube room is as powerful and effective as possible is to implement accurate inventory tracking, which will enable you to know exactly what is going on with your oil. Used alongside a good oil analysis database, you will create a lube room to be envied by other companies, because you will always be on top of your lube functions. You can know exactly how much you have, what quality it is of and everything else you could possibly need to know about your oil.
Another thing you can do to improve the lube room is to install a non-slip floor. This will make the room much safer, and easier to clean in the event that lubricant is spilled on the floor. It will also help you to tick health and safety boxes, and ensure your staff are kept as safe as possible whilst using the facility.
Controlling access to the lube room is a great way of ensuring contamination and improper use is kept to a minimum, by knowing exactly who is in the room at any time, and why they are there.
As you will probably know, lubricants of all kinds, from those made by Fuchs, to Mobil and even the best products from Shell, can be significantly affected by the temperature of their surroundings. This is why it is imperative that you are able to assert a high degree of control over the climate of your lube room.
This is something that can easily be achieved by installing equipment like air conditioning, proper ventilation and easily controllable heating systems.
Finally, you will need to implement a robust cleaning system, which will see the room kept spick and span at all times. This is vital, as it will help to prevent contamination of your lubes, so that they will last longer and perform better over long periods of time.