ONE of the most efficient ways of identifying abnormal wear in engines, hydraulic systems, or process lines, is to monitor particulate contamination levels.
Traditionally, samples of lubricant have been taken and sent to a laboratory for analysis which could result in expensive time delays in obtaining a measurement.
The Pamas S40, from Particle & Surface Sciences , is a portable particle monitor that is designed for use in the field. It can be operated from a mains supply or from its built-in rechargeable battery.
It counts and sizes particle into eight fully adjustable size classes and reports the result as per the ISO 4406, and/or other standard.
It is calibrated to the new ISO 11171 standard and the results can be printed out on the built-in printer or stored in the instruments memory for downloading to a PC on returning to the office or laboratory.