Application – Oil and lubricants play a critical role in the operation of many types of heavy plant machinery like engines (gas, diesel, biogas), turbines, compressors, transformers, gearboxes and hydraulic systems. The oil condition gives valuable insight in the running status of the plant asset. Many critical failures can be flagged by trends or step drops in parametric data from the oil report. It is therefore KEY that the plant engineer has this information as quickly as possible. Conventionally, the industry uses Oil laboratories to analyse the condition of the oil. Normally, this can take up to 5 days from sampling to receiving the oil report. We have developed a portable measurement system for oil condition monitoring to solve this problem with sample result in under 5 minutes.
How To Use – The oil sample is placed on the ATR crystal which forms part of the spectrometer. This is done easily with a pipette of approximately 0.5-0.75ml. The measurement is started from the software. After about 30s the measured parameters of the sample will be displayed. The user can add traffic light specification (green/yellow/red) limits to aid the interpretation of the results.