Compressors may not be the most expensive equipment to replace, but are often the most critical to production. Replacement parts may be difficult to obtain and unscheduled downtime wastes valuable time and money. Adding Particle Count to routine preventative maintenance can predict component failure and reduce downtime.
Gearboxes should be closely monitored for dirt and water contamination. Particle Quantifier provides an index number of ferrous particles. PQ reports a quantitative value which indicated the amount of ferrous wear occurring.
Hydraulic Systems operate under extremely close tolerances, demanding regular monitoring for fluid cleanliness. Testing Particle Count can detect potential wear-causing dirt and contaminants. Testing Water by Karl Fischer provided a precise measurement of how much water is present, which is a big concern since water accelerates acid formation, increases oxidation and reduces lubricity.
Turbine reliability is always critical and oil changes or failures are always expensive. Routine trend analysis is crucial to predictive turbine maintenance. Adding Analytical Ferrography with routine monthly testing qualifies the type of wear as well as the source.