View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Martechnic
2 February 2015

Martechnic to Release Iron Content in Lube Oil Sensor in March


For upgrading, and for a continuous assessment of iron content in lube oil, the FE Sensor can be applied in the MT Modular Monitoring System from Martechnic®.

The iron content sensor is screwed into the oil line directly and connected with a datalogger, storing and evaluating the data. Metal friction is determined, stored and analysed reliably.

The smallest particles affect slide faces, damaging them, producing further particles (a metal-metal-contact during the cold starting). The particle contamination causes an intense wear in gear boxes. While accessing on the approved principle of magnetic screw, the FE Sensor concentrates on ferromagnetic particles and is immune to disturbances such as vibration and has a high sensitivity.

The condition evaluation is done automatically, with no manual inspection or sample-taking necessary.

The iron particles on the sensor surface, which were charged over a specific period, are determined in grams. A step response occurs immediately when a particle with a size of 1mm adheres.

Permanent wear monitoring is essential for reducing operational costs and avoiding breakdowns.

Mr Frank Herholdt said: "With regard to the crucial characteristics of lube oil a further step to complete oil monitoring is done."

Most contamination of lube oil is through water that causes problems and damage in machines and engines.
Internationally recognised standards on protection of marine environment and the corresponding legislation adopted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2013 'vessel general permit'...
The paper offers the practical example of trend analysis application with regard to two monitoring methods of water-in-oil concentration: regular (with improved and upgraded portable...
Martechnic® offers a range of mineral oil test kits that allow clients to promptly test and evaluate fuel, lube and hydraulic fluids on-site.
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month. The industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy


Thank you for subscribing to Ship Technology