Industry Challenges​

Fluid Contamination

Fluid Contamination is the Number One Culprit of Equipment Failure.

Modern Systems Demand Clean Fluids​​

The progressive introduction of increasingly stringent emission standards has resulted in sophisticated diesel engines that require cleaner fuel than ever before to operate efficiently, due to injection pressures of more than 30,000 PSI and extremely tight tolerances. In engines where precision is everything, you can’t risk the damage done by high-velocity microscopic contaminants.

Every hydraulic system has suspended particles in the fluid. Whether introduced from outside the system or resulting from the movement of metal parts within, these particles reduce the effectiveness of lubricant and hydraulic fluid. Contaminants grind and wear at the surfaces of moving parts, introducing even more particles into the system. These contaminants cause more than 70% of all hydraulic system downtime.

Reducing The Effects Of Contamination​​​

The early identification of a rising trend in particle contamination with SFS-1 Particle Monitor can help prevent turning it into a much bigger problem. The combination of having constant fluid cleanliness data with early alerts when cleanliness levels start veering from preset minimum targets could help prevent catastrophic failure and enhance targeted output, performance, and efficiencies.

The SFS-1 Particle Monitor along with many other sensors connected to the Smart-IIoT cloud-based condition monitoring platform provides real-time data that instantly flags performance issues and warns of potential problems. Information from the Cloud is pushed to the Smart-IIoT mobile and web apps, where systems and applications from multiple sites can be monitored.

Smart-IIoT offers constant, on-demand access to such data—no matter where they are in the world—helps our customers react quickly, even before issues occur.

Methods of Bottle Sampling

Manual methods of bottle sampling can be time-consuming and error-prone due to the number of steps and precautions required in taking a bottle sample. Also, in a lot of cases, the results are sent to a lab that can be expensive, time-consuming, and doesn’t guarantee quality results. If a technician on either end makes a mistake, either during the sampling or the testing itself, then the entire set of results can be incorrect.

If these mistakes go unnoticed, it could result in greater costs down the line as small errors snowball into massive problems. If results are correct, they may only be giving a picture of the fluid at one particular point in time when the sample was collected.

Smart-IIoT provides continuous monitoring of diesel, lubricants, and fluids which raises preventive and predictive maintenance to a higher level by overcoming the limitations of manual fluid sampling providing early warning signs that can be detected well before failure becomes imminent.

Online Monitoring

Smart-IIoT is a cloud-based online, on-demand monitoring platform that minimizes wait and risk of data inaccuracy. Smart Fuel Intelligence & Smart Oil Intelligence with SFS-1 Particle Monitor along with many other sensors connected to the Smart-IIoT cloud-based condition monitoring platform eliminates the human element and middlemen. This greatly helps to see and solve problems before they become too large to manage.

Smart-IIoT cloud-based condition monitoring platform provides a bank of real-time data that can be paired with various software to help analyze and evaluate potential issues before they arise. SFS-1 Particle Monitor along with many other sensors reports the slightest change in fluid properties that enables our customers to investigate and make corrections before these variations balloon into large and expensive maintenance challenges.