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LCD display added to oil analyser

LCD display added to oil analyser

In both hydraulic and lubrication systems knowing the particulate cleanliness and water content data can prevent serious system failures and component damage. By testing oil cleanliness in real time, the necessary protection can be put in place to protect sensitive components.

Filtertechnik’s Particle Pal is a self-contained portable measuring system that gives ISO, NAS and SAE cleanliness readings and the option of water content analysis. it comes complete with a rechargeable battery, high pressure internal gear pump and controlled flow rate. Whether on-site or in the laboratory, the Particle Pal will provide cleanliness readings in real time to allow an engineer to fully understand the condition of their oils.

The version two units of the Particle Pal now have a single LCD display showing all the connected sensors in real time. Filtertechnik has added an internal memory for capturing data with a simple USB data transfer of results that can be printed showing tabular and graphical results. Also included is powerful trending software which shows real time cleanliness data in graphical format via USB transfer to a connected PC.

All Particle Pals can draw from oil stored in tanks or from sample bottles. Alternatively, the units can analyse oils from pressurised systems via a high pressure adaptor which is capable of 350 Bar inlet pressures. Viscosities up to 420cst are catered for as standard with higher viscosity oils capable of being measured if pre-heated to 40-55°C. Water sensors can be included to show the humidity of any oil as a percentage saturation.

The standard Particle Pal is also suitable for measuring the solid particulate content is all diesel fuels. Results are displayed as ISO, NAS or SAE cleanliness codes. The diesel fuel market has adopted ISO cleanliness codes as the standard for ensuring fuel cleanliness. Ideally fuel should be at least ISO 18/16/13 as a bare minimum.

For measuring water content in diesel fuels, a genuine water parts per million sensor is deployed. Also for fuels Filtertechnik has developed a density sensor version which accurately detects the slightest change in a diesel fuel’s density which is helpful when fuel tampering is suspected.

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