- Water contamination testing through use of Crackle and Karl Fischer process provides a precise measurement of how much water is present in the fluid
- Particle Count can detect potential wear-causing dirt and contaminants early enough to take action
- Particle Quantifying screens samples for ferrous wear
Gearboxes and Power Transmissions
Gearboxes and Power Transmissions should be closely monitored for dirt and water contamination, although the type of wear occurring is usually the biggest concern.
- Replacement parts may be difficult to obtain
- Valuable time and money are lost in unscheduled downtime
- Adding particle count to routine preventive maintenance testing can predict component failure and give you back control of your production schedules
Compressors may not be the most expensive equipment to replace but are often the most critical to production.
- Extreme operating tolerances demand clean fluids
- Routine trend analysis is crucial to predictive turbine maintenance — even subtle changes can indicate impending failure
- Combining Analytical Ferrography with routine monthly testing qualifies the type of wear occurring as well as the source
Turbine reliability is always critical and oil changes or failure always expensive.