Why a Reliability Program?

When industrial machinery is reliable, it turns on every time you need it and runs efficiently. Without a plan for ongoing maintenance, which starts with a regular analysis of lubricants, a facility is likely to experience unplanned outages and equipment that requires expensive repairs.

Proactive Maintenance

Taking a proactive stance on maintenance leads to increases in uptime and no questions about dependability. However, being proactive requires more effort than just scheduling regular oil changes. Facilities need a plan that anticipates where problems are likely to arise and puts procedures in place to avoid them. At the very least, a reliability program will detect issues and recommend solutions before severe damage happens within machinery.

20+ Years of Experience

The Reliability 360 engineers have decades of experience managing lubrication programs and training workers in best practices at refineries and power plants throughout the U.S. We understand every facility is unique, which is why we tailor every program specifically to your operations.

Why Reliability 360?

It works. The engineers at Delta Fuel have designed a system that keeps heavy industrial equipment operating at peak efficiency without the need for constant maintenance and worries that failure may happen at any time. Rather than just focusing on monitoring lubricants with analyses, we use a comprehensive strategy that includes training, storage best practices, and maintenance.

To help you get a clearer understanding of what’s possible with Reliability 360, see some of our case studies here.

What we do

Reliability 360 provides an end-to-end solution for lubrication management. Specifically, our services are divided into four categories: Assessment, Improvement, Training, and Equipment Rentals. More details about each of these are listed below:


R360 Mobile Lab

A conventional lubricant analysis takes a lot of time and effort to complete, including shutting down equipment and collecting samples. R360 Mobile Lab simplifies the process by taking real-time samples without any equipment downtime. It’s also small enough to fit inside a briefcase and works with any oil type and viscosity.


Storage & Handling

Reliability 360 can design a storage and handling plan that ensures your lubricants are always like new. Our experts fully understand the dangers of industrial fluids and will safely oversee their use at your site. We control four critical variables when managing lubricants: Composition, Temperature, Containment, and Organization.

Turbine Flush

Even with regular oil changes, sediment can accumulate throughout any mechanical system, specifically in piping, coolers, and tanks. Large amounts of particulates reduce the flow of oil, which puts stress on the turbine’s pumps.

A turbine flush forces fluid through piping at a higher rate to thoroughly clean all internal surfaces. After the sediment has been removed, a special protective treatment is applied to prevent further build-ups and rust. Then, new oil is flushed through the system at lower and higher velocities.

Varnish Mitigation

As the oil heats and cools in cycles throughout a mechanical system, it begins to degrade. When this happens, impurities develop that begin to stick to internal components. If the varnish isn’t removed, it builds up in valves, pumps, and other internal components, reducing their overall efficiency. Total operating costs to run equipment with varnish build-up are higher and overall system reliability is lower.

Tank Cleaning

Since impurities can’t be completely eliminated from mechanical systems or their fluids, there will always be pollutants that settle to the bottom of tanks. To comply with EH&S regulations, regular tank cleanings are needed to remove sediments and ensure stored fluids are not contaminated. Our experts can manage tanks of any size, from as small as 10 gallons to more than 50,000 gallons.


On-site lubrication expertise

Our experts will guide your team through the process of collecting and interpreting oil samples as well as how to handle and store lubricants.

Certified lubricant specialist

This certification covers proper techniques and best practices for machine lubrication, including how to conduct and interpret oil analyses, predicting oil life, measuring contaminants, how to identify varnish, and procedures for eliminating moisture.

Ion training

Your team will learn the importance of proper lubrication and how it affects the health of your equipment. This training is available on-site and we’ll walk your team through the specific needs of your machinery.

Equipment training

The next step beyond taking samples and diagnosing problems is to correct them. Training options include how to operate a filter cart, how to connect bypass filters to equipment, how to use a vacuum dehydrator, and how to implement a turbine flush.

Equipment Rentals

Vacuum Dehydrator
This tool removes water and gasses from oil that isn’t possible with other forms of filtration.

Filter Cart
This is a simple mobile solution for removing old oil and adding new to smaller machinery.

Heated Skid Filter
This is a portable filtration system used for large machinery.