Engine oil and lubricant analysis
The analysis of an engine oil sample, coming from a boat machinery in operation, is an efficient diagnostic tool to understand the health status of the systems onboard. Oil, coolant and fuel analysis are also important to maintain healthy systems onboard.
The “weak signals” contained in the used oils and materials allow to identify any contaminant or chemical / physical degradation of the lubricant.
The analysis reports provide useful information to take strategic decisions before a potential failure or in order to preserve the best functional integrity of the engine and of the yacht systems, including generator, hydraulic system, engine cooling system, gear-box and transmission.
Knowing the “health status” of a yacht system allows to evaluate in a few seconds the presence of contaminants and a potential damage to a mechanical component of the system.
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Oil Laboratory Analysis
In order to trend the health status of the system of a vessel, SailADV takes an oil sample regularly while the system is operating, at a temperature of about 80°. SailADV takes care of collecting the samples wherever the client is and delivering them to the laboratory.
OIL ANALYSIS KIT AND RESULTS
Easily collect a sampling and get the results
With the SailADV Oil Analysis Kit we provide everything you need to make a sampling wherever you are. Through a web-based application designed for this purpose, SailADV manages and delivers used oil/coolant/fuel analysis reports.
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ENGINE OIL ANALYSIS PREDICTIVE APPROACH
The engine oil analysis are used to understand the “conditions” of the machinery of a vessel. We fix certain targets to reduce or even eliminate the causes of the faults. This approach must pass through the Proactive phase. The advantages are:
- Greater savings thanks to fewer stops;
- Programmed maintenance avoid urgent service;
- Greater operational security onboard;
- Longer life cycle of the systems;
- Better perceived quality of the yacht systems.
The Marine Propulsion is one of the most critical system where Predictive maintenance approach may give the best results in terms of R.O.I.
SailADV analysis can provide precious answers based on conditions monitoring, for example: a minimal amount of sodium may lead to salt water contamination, trough corrosion of heat exchangers and intercooling systems.
Quality and residual lubrication properties evaluation of the oil are vital to the efficiency of the systems of a yacht.
GEAR BOX AND LUBRICANT MANAGEMENT
Modern gearboxes have been completely re-designed, in order to obtain smaller dimensions, higher transmission ratios and lower lubricant amount. But as consequence of that, it has become much more stressed than ever before, with high specific loads and operating temperatures.
The lubricant working-life has generally got shorter, but this does not preserve the gearbox from damage.
Only an oil analysis program that keeps wear metals trend under strict control (by RDE spectrometry), with a special attention to ISO 4406 contamination code and to proper lubricant viscosity, can protect the gearbox from unexpected breakdowns and allow to optimize lubricant management.
Most of the hydraulic systems failures onboard can be attributed to contamination, usually due to the environmental dust, moisture and other exogenous substances.
The analysis is therefore mainly focused on contaminants evaluation, using very sensitive analytical methods such as water determination with Karl Fischer method or particle counting, sizing and characterization using Lasernet Fines, a revolutionary particle imaging technology, which automatically classifies particles in metallic and nonmetallic, based on their shape and appearance.
Furthermore optical microscopy ensures a detailed evaluation of wear particles and varnish precursors, that cause serious damages in the most sensitive components (valves, actuators and pumps).
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