This new approach allows operators to truly identify root cause issues and prevent damage to equipment, well before it becomes a reliability problem; true preventative maintenance.
Periodic Oil Sampling vs. Online Oil Quality Sensors
Online oil quality sensors are able to detect and resolve issues much sooner than traditional offline oil lab analysis techniques. As can be seen as the example graph on the right, when issues arise, they will be sensed and operators are alarmed far more quickly, enabling actions that prevent further damage or asset failure.
Trident Oil Quality Sensors
Provides Online Water Contamination Monitoring for Lubricant and Fuel Systems
The Trident WM800 sensor is a real-time, in-line water-in-oil sensing technology for monitoring water contamination levels in lubricants, hydraulic fluids, and fuels. Water is one of the biggest threats to a lubrication or fuel system. Water contamination in oil promotes oxidation, microbial growth, corrosion, wear, sludging, and foaming. In fuel, water can lead to microbial growth, poor combustion, and ice formation in supply lines or tanks. Minimize the risk of moisture-related damage through active monitoring with the Trident WM800.
The Trident WM800 uses a capacitive relative humidity sensing element with an integrated temperature sensor. By immersing the sensing probe directly into the fluid stream accurate measurements and fast response time are achieved. The device features a compact, easy-to-install form factor that includes integrated acquisition and processing electronics. Water activity (aw) and temperature are reported through a 2-wire RS485 interface with Modbus RTU protocol or via two 4-20mA analog outputs.