In the first quarter 2012, SECO/WARWICK S.A. has supplied to commercial heat treatment company Prikner from Czech Republic universal vacuum furnace HPGQ with working zone size 600x600x900mm, with 25bar capability cooling system. Furnaces is equipped with vacuum carburizing technology FineCarb® and PreNit®. It is the second successfully working furnace at PRIKNER Company with low pressure carburizing.
Oil analysis has traditionally been undertaken in dedicated laboratories equipped with instrumentation tailored specifically to report quantifiable data on both oil and machine condition. The goal of condition based maintenance through oil analysis is to be able to extend the useful life of the oil, limit machine downtime and extend the life of the machine and avoid catastrophic failures. This is especially true in the case of mobile, high value asset owners who rely on their equipment to perform in adverse environments where a traditional oil analysis solution is not enough. This challenge is particularly acute for expeditionary military, marine and mining industries, and Q5800 Integrated Lubrication Analyzer is focused to address these segments.
The Vaisala HUMICAP® Moisture and Temperature Transmitter for Oil MMT162 is an excellent economical solution for reliable on-line detection of moisture in oil.
Water is a common contaminant in industrial oils. Water contamination deteriorates the performance of the oil, be it used for lubrication, cooling, insulation or other purposes. High moisture content increases the risk of corrosion, overheating, machine malfunction and other problems and can ultimately lead to costly failure and unscheduled downtime. Monitoring the oil for moisture is a simple way of improving the reliability of industrial machinery and equipment. With time, substantial savings in maintenance costs can be achieved.
Silicon carbide (SiC) belongs to the group of non-oxide ceramics and is one of the hardest materials in existence. It owes its extreme hardness to the covalent bonds between the silicon and carbon atoms. These strong bonds also account for its high modulus of elasticity and extremely low thermal expansion.
There are a lot of fast moving parts in combustion engine. Most of them work in elevated temperature conditions, what negatively influences its lifetime. Therefore an efficient lubrication and cooling to reduce friction and wear must be used.
Even though much of the engines blowby gases consists of small oil droplets in aerosol form, even the aerosol can "pool" and "puddle" on engine components and the ground creating what looks like "drip." Capture of the "drip" is relatively easy with mechanical separators, but capture of particles smaller than 10 um and sub-micron aerosol requires a filter or impactor. The more aerosol one can capture the less drip they will have and the longer it will take to form drips.
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