The water-in-oil (WIO) sensors can detect the water activity in the lubricating oil of drive systems and other applications.
Oils to be measured:
- ubricate oil
- transmission oil
- turbine oil
- diesel oil
- hydraulic oil
- transformer oil
In the traditional determination of oil quality, samples are taken and analyzed. This can be done on board with suitable test equipment or in a test laboratory. This means that the results are not immediately available.
This test method has a number of disadvantages:
- The test sample contains only a small amount and does not have to be representative of all the oil.
- It takes some time before the test report is available.
- There is no timely quasi online exam.
- The exam depends on the experience of the examiner.
- The damage has already occurred before the test report, because there was too much water in the oil.
- With the permanent installation of water in oil sensors, in lubricating oil systems, these disadvantages can be prevented.