Lubricating oil sensors

Jari Halme (Corresponding author), Eneko Gorritxategi, Jim Bellew

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    The necessity of a proper sensor to analyse the properties of fluids (lubricating oil in particular) is a reality. The use of intelligent sensors for online lubricating oil analysis will permit in a short period of time the optimisation of its life, cost reduction and the detection of problems in lubricated machinery. The various sensor techniques described here are important in analysing and detecting different lubrication features. Four types of lube sensors are focused in the lubrication system: fibre optic laser absorption and scatter sensors for solid contaminants, optical particle detectors for wear particles, water sensors for water detection in oil and oxidation sensors for oil degradation detection.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationE-maintenance
    EditorsKenneth Holmberg, Adam Adgar, Aitor Arnaiz, Erkki Jantunen, Julien Mascolo, Samir Mekid
    Place of PublicationLondon
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84996-205-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84996-204-9, 978-1-4471-6005-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


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