VIBRATION ANALYSIS AND BEARING CHECKERS DEC 2020

Condition monitoring including oil and fuel testing and vibration analysis

Condition monitoring is the best way to avoid sudden equipment failures and expensive unplanned repairs. As master marine distributors for Parker, we have a wide range of products ranging from vibration analysis to the analysis of particles in oil or fuel to analysis of the fuels themselves.

Vibration analysis

The Bearing Checker

The Parker Bearing Checker is inexpensive and easy to carry
This is an inexpensive bearing checker which engineers can carry around with them providing an easy to operate, quick method of recording and analysing the condition of the bearings on different pieces of equipment. By recording the readings and following the trend it is easy to see when a piece of equipment is starting to suffer stress. The bearing checker is operated by simply attaching the unit to the equipment to be checked via the magnetic sensor head. So, as you walk around your engine room, factory or warehouse, you can record the acoustic signals sent from your critical equipment. For vessel operators whose vessels are slow steaming, this is an ideal way to check the condition of the bearings on your booster turbochargers. These turbochargers were not designed to operate for extended periods and may suffer bearing failure as a result. Forewarning of such a failure can save a major repair.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

The Memo Pro

The Parker Memo Pro hand-held device to monitor the high frequency acoustic emissions from machinery
The Memo Pro is a hand-held device which monitors the high frequency acoustic emissions which are naturally generated in rotating machinery. It is able to monitor a nearly unlimited number of machines. The unit can be set to auto log readings at set intervals so that machine performance can be monitored even when it would be dangerous to be present in person. The units has a Super-Slow function which enables slowly rotating applications to be analysed such as slewing bearings, tank stirrers etc. Combined with the optional MHC Airborne sensor and using the standard headphones, the unit provides a power detection capability to discover air and vacuum leaks. All readings can be downloaded to the Memo View Pro software package supplied as standard.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

Lube and hydraulic oil testing

The Digi Oil Test Kit

The Parker Digi Oil Test Kit is essential for testing water in oil as well as Total Base Number (up to BN150)
The DIGI Combined Test Cell kit is the essential device in order to test for water in oil as well as Total Base Number (up to BN150), Total Acid Number, Insolubles and Viscosity comparison. The test kits are economically priced and provide operators with an easy to read digital display providing instructions and results. The battery life lasts for five years or 10,000 tests and there is a built-in memory for recording previous test results equipment. The ability to test on-site at the point of use enables engineers and facilities managers to conduct oil analysis quickly (the cycle time is three minutes) and easily. Detecting out-of-spec lubricants as well as water contamination, before these problems become critical, will protect your assets, improve productivity, increase uptime and help to prevent failures.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

Ferrous Wear Meter

The Parker Ferrous Wear Meter for measuring mechanical wear in all machinery
The Ferrous Wear Meter (FWM) measures mechanical wear in a piece of equipment. It is suitable for all machinery such as engines, gearboxes, compressors, pumps etc. It is rugged and suitable for demanding applications such as on-board marine applications. The FWM can also measure the oil content in grease and has a USB port to export the data.
With the advent of low sulphur fuels, the focus has shifted from concern about acids attacking the lube oil, to deposit control, and the ability of the oil to deal with the higher temperatures and wear which occurs on modern engines where the pressures are higher putting the liner interfaces under more stress. The FWM is suitable for analysing cylinder scrape-down oil, enabling you to quickly spot any deterioration in your engine, thereby allowing you to take corrective action before serious damage occurs.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

Particle monitors and counters

We have a range of on-line and hand-held contamination monitors and particle counters including counters suitable for ATEX Zone 1 applications.

The LCM30

The Parker LCM30 portable diagnostic device with results in 90 seconds
The iCount Laser CM30 is the latest generation of portable, user-friendly field diagnostic devices that provides service personnel with the capability to assess the cleanliness of the hydraulic fluid on line within just 90 seconds. The monitor can be used on a wide range of applications, whilst the machinery remains in operation. The monitor uses laser technology to automatically size and count individual particles in the fluid suspended. The monitor has built-in memory for up to 1,000 tests. There is an integral printer as well as a RS232 for computer downloading. Reporting is to ISO, NAS, AS standards.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

The iCount Oil Sampler for oils and fuels

The Parker iCount Oil Sampler measures the quality of hydraulic oils and hydrocarbon fuels in the field or on-board
The iCount Oil Sampler (IOS) is a portable device for measuring the quality of hydraulic oils and hydrocarbon fuels in the field or on-board. It uses proven laser technology which delivers precise, repeatable, reproduceable results in real time detection of both particulates down to 4 microns and dissolved water. The built-in memory has capacity up to 250,000 sets of test results. The data is displayed instantly, stored or downloaded to a PC. The casing is storm proof and the unit weighs under 5.5 kg, aiming it an ideal “first use” diagnostic tool.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

The Metallic Wear Debris Sensor

The Parker Metallic Wear Debris Sensor on-line device for measuring particles that pass through your systems
The Metallic Wear Debris Sensor is an on-line device which measures not just the number of particles which pass through your systems but all the size and metallic composition thereby providing detailed information regarding the condition of your equipment. This sensor is also available for use in ATEX zone 1 applications.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

The IcountPD

The Parker IcountPD with built in laser technology to detect contamination in any mineral based oil
The iCountPD is a compact on-line particle detector with built in laser technology to detect contamination in any mineral based oil with applications from cranes to hatch covers to engines.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

The Fluid Condition Sensor

The Parker Fluid Condition Sensor to monitor fuel, hydraulic oil and lube oil quality
The fluid condition sensor is an in-line multi-parameter sensor monitoring fuel, hydraulic oil and lube oil quality including conductivity, permittivity, moisture, temperature and pressure. By tracking both the electrical conductivity and relative permittivity, the FCS can detect fuel dilution, a common problem in four stroke engines, as well as soot ingress and oil contamination. When combined with the FCS Alert alarm, operators have a continuous monitoring tool to help guard against engine failure. The FCS is suitable for use on diesel large diesel engines, industrial gearboxes, gas turbines, turbochargers and hydraulic systems.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

Liner Scan

The Parker LinerSCAN device provides a real-time alarm system for cylinder liner wear
LinerSCAN monitors the condition of the cylinder liner scrape-down oil providing a real-time alarm system for cylinder liner wear, whether this is caused by cat fines, slow steaming, poor fuel quality, incorrect oil feed rates or incorrect oil formulation. It can be used to optimise the lubricant feed rate and thereby save a significant sum of money.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

Fuel testing

Fuel compatibility test kit

The Parker fuel compatibility test kit to quickly identify potetial fuel stability problems
The need to meet the demand for low sulphur fuels has led to an increase in blending. This, in turn, has led to a significant increase in the problem of fuel compatibility. Where fuels, which are not compatible are mixed, this may lead to separation, stratification, sludging and an accumulation of cat fines. When disturbed due to rough seas, this sludge and / or cat fines enter the fuel system blocking the filters and, in the worst case, excessive cat fines enter the engine causing major damage. 40% of the participants in a recent webinar said that they had experienced incompatibility issues. The compatibility tester will quickly identify potential fuel stability problems. It will also rapidly determine if a fuel is compatible with existing fuel stocks. Checking the compatibility of fuels is now an important aspect in giving you peace of mind when accepting fuel deliveries.
This kit is supplied in a durable aluminium case for easy transport.
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For more information please contact: [email protected]

Sulphur content analyser

The Parker XRF Analyser, this device can analyse fuel sulphur levels within three minutes to lab testing standards
The XRF is a lightweight, portable and self-contained spectrometer, which can analyse the levels of sulphur in your fuel within three minutes to lab testing standards. With this equipment your crew can verify the fuel which is being bunkered as it is being bunkered without having to wait for laboratory results. Equally it can be used to test the fuel being delivered to the engine after switching fuels when entering a SECA or port in case there has been contamination of compliant fuel with the residues of the previous fuel in the fuel system. The XRF can also be used by port authorities and regulatory surveyors to pin-point non-compliance without the need to wait for laboratory results. The XRF Analyser combines simplicity with accuracy and near instant results. By allowing test results to be downloaded, or storing them for up to two years, the XRF Analyser also plays an important role in helping vessel operators to manage compliance audits more efficiently.
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