In oil analysis, additive depletion is often used to estimate the remaining useful life of the oil. Laboratories can employ various methods to track the depletion of additives. This 4-minute video explains the two main types of additive depletion and why it is important for additives to deplete in order to save the oil, the machine or both.
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