Condition monitoring of machinery lubricants is an established method of predicting and avoiding impending machinery breakdown. With Kittiwake's ferrous debris monitoring technology, laboratories and on-site maintenance engineers identify and detect worn machinery parts before serious damage occurs.Development of the Monitors
The rugged, compact and stable monitors deliver retrievable data quickly and simply, ensuring fast, accurate and consistent management of oil condition samples. The range is ideal for all industrial sectors, from power plants to mines, quarries, railways and heavy construction. The technology is used to improve production efficiency, reduce equipment downtime and increase operational profitability.
New and Improved
It provides engineers with on-the-spot measurement of ferrous wear debris in the lubricant and/or grease samples and gives trendable information. This assists the engineer or laboratory technicians with planning preventive maintenance programs, and helps ensure informed decision-making when assessing machinery and equipment condition.Multiple Sample Options
Utilizing the latest in inductive coil magnetometry, the monitor detects and measures the mass of ferrous wear debris within the sample, regardless of the size of the wear particles present. The result is displayed in parts per million (ppm) and can be trended with accepted linearity over a wide range of ferrous debris content and particle sizes. The technology is a sensitive magnetometer and will, therefore, measure only metals which are magnetic. It is necessary to understand the relevance of measuring ferrous wear debris as many people will ask "what about all the other metals?"
Many lubricated compartments are made up mainly of iron. If abnormal wear is occurring, an increase in iron wear debris will typically show up first. It is, therefore, vital to have an instrument that accurately monitors the trend of ferrous debris occurring in the lubricant. A significant increase indicates abnormal wear conditions and prompts further investigative action.
Trendable PPM Ferrous Wear Debris
With a display resolution of 1 ppm and a range (dependent on sample size) of up to 30,000 ppm, the unit is a useful on-site tool which can provide readings as fast as you can load the media. For labs that would like to automate the test process, a robot is available.Getting Data
Data entry is accomplished via a simple and intuitive touch pad screen which can record automatic date and time linked to each group, equipment or sample number, along with equipment number or identification and sample number, or identification and lubricant hours (0 to 999,999 hours).
This instrument is the latest development in the on- and off-line range of wear debris analysis equipment from Kittiwake and is supplied ready for use in a protective, portable carrying case.About the Company
Kittiwake provides fluid condition monitoring equipment for fuel, oils and water. For more information, visit www.kittiwake.com.