Protect Your Asset and Balance Sheet with Real Time Oil Condition Monitoring for Marine Vessels
Scottish Innovation Company RAB Microfluidics has developed Oleum Oracle, a portable instrument which uses Microfluidic Technology in a lab-on-a-chip platform to analyse lubricating oil samples.
The results are lab-quality oil condition data, available in real-time on board the vessel, which provide actionable insights much earlier than those from existing onshore laboratories.
Oleum Oracle’s real time oil condition data form the missing part of the puzzle for machine condition monitoring, complementing other techniques such as thermography and vibration measurements.
These oil condition data present vessel operators the opportunity to significantly reduce both operating costs and carbon footprint in multiple ways:
• By detecting the early onset of lubrication related machine failures
• By averting the huge direct and indirect costs of an in-service machine failure
• By extending the useful life of lubricating oil under a data driven oil top-up and exchange program
• By avoiding the disposal of good oil
• By monitoring at a fraction of the cost of conventional laboratory analyses.
The modest cost of Oleum Oracle is easily offset by the resulting vessel operating expense reduction, even for a small asset such as a passenger ferry. The cost pales into insignificance compared with the huge savings available by preventing unplanned maintenance or in-service failure.
To find out more, please see the Oleum Oracle datasheet here.
For more information about the technology capability and the potential savings, please contact RAB Microfluidics here or call us on +44 1224 502147
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