Parker Hannifin recently introduced a portable bottle sampling system that uses laser particle counting technology to ensure fast and accurate detection of contamination in hydraulic oils and hydrocarbon fuels.
The icountBSplus was designed to help improve the reliability, productivity and profitability of production equipment and processes. The device's portability, features and ease of use enable it to be used for fixed location laboratory or portable contamination testing in a wide range of industry sectors including oil and gas, aerospace, agriculture and construction. It is also fully accredited to all particle counting standards.
The laser particle counting technology and Windows-based user interface can deliver results in as little as 15 seconds. A front-loading sample bottle chamber provides a controlled environment where every sample is degassed using suppressed and clean air prior to delivery to the measurement cell via a fixed-displacement pumping system. This helps eliminate many of the variables associated with traditional methods of contamination monitoring.
An integrated relative humidity moisture sensor is included to detect and report on the water content in the sample being tested. An additional sensor provides accurate temperature monitoring, while an external fluid supply adaptor facilitates sampling from a hydraulic pressure line.
Data from more than 500 tests can be stored in the built-in memory or printed with the integrated thermal printer. Results may also be downloaded using common applications such as Microsoft Office.
For more information, visit www.parker.com.