Oil condition and contamination monitoring and analysis
The thermal product sensor in an excellent measure of the change in oil condition. It is able to detect the level to which oil within a system has been thermally stressed and the level present of both saturated and unsaturated water. It can therefore asses the rate at which lubrication properties are deteriorating and help to determine and alert when oil changes are required.
The oil condition and contamination sensor can be deployed in-line in a moving fluid or as a sump plug. Particles as small as 5 microns are readily detectable using the thermal product technology. The sensor has also demonstrated its ability to detect silicon nitride contamination particles to 10 microns.
The accompanying electronics hardware and software package for the system is capable of tracking debris count and particle size. It is able to predict the time at which build-up is unsustainable and when the oil and bearings will need to be changed.