“A reliable means of monitoring the condition of engine oil will permit a new kind of just-in-time maintenance, and that could save millions of quarts of oil a year.”
“Recording Oil’s Vital Signs”
The Oil Condition Sensor (OCS) from STAUFF puts you in control with real-time monitoring of contamination and moisture.
Oil changes can now be based on oil condition, not on a set interval schedule. According to environmental experts, the greatest benefit is reducing waste oil by millions of gallons a year.
The need to implement an effective monitoring and maintenance program for lubricants in critical plant machinery has never been greater.
With the escalating price of crude oil and the vast improvements that are being seen in the quality of lubricants available today, it is more important than ever to ensure that the service life of the oil is maximized.
Monitoring oil condition is clearly fundamental to understanding the optimal time to change.
The STAUFF OCS sensor is a live, highly flexible and cost effective condition based monitoring solution, designed to be permanently mounted within any lubrication system on any type of machine.
Over 30 times more sensitive to oil contamination than any other dielectric constant measuring sensor, the STAUFF OCS provides real-time monitoring of water and oxidation levels.
The STAUFF OCS Oil Condition Sensor reliably measures contamination in all industrial equipment, including:
Data can be displayed on your existing system or on the STAUFF Oil Condition Display (OCD).
Resistant to high temperatures and pressures up to 20 bar.
The STAUFF OCS measures the energy loss component of oil permittivity. All contaminants such as metallic particles, soot, water, oxidization, glycol and particularly burnt fuel dilution increase this measured value.