Equipment Condition Monitoring (ECM)
Equipment Condition Monitoring (ECM) from “ATLAS” can provide an indication of the Mechanical Condition of the unit and allow early detection of faults, detect the presence of contaminants which indicate problems. It is a vital tool in avoiding costly failures and maintenance of your equipment and machinery.
Analysis of lubricating oil and hydraulic oils not only gives the condition of the oil but also gives a fast and accurate picture of what is happening inside the machinery like power generators, gearboxes, compressors, hydraulic systems and other critical machines. Lubricants have to work under demanding conditions, exposed to constant high pressures, temperatures and other harmful factors, including water contamination, corrosion, glycol ingress, soot formation, raw fuel, and air ingested particles. Effective monitoring of lube oil allows maintenance to be scheduled efficiently, minimising the risk of damage to expensive plants and avoiding unscheduled downtime and maintenance.
Hence – ATLAS – provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art Equipment Condition Monitoring (ECM) Services. The objective is two-fold, to spot any potential problems before they cause catastrophic failure; and to retain the oil as long as it is serviceable.
By using ATLAS to routinely check the physical and chemical characteristics and test the condition of your lubricating oils, you receive valuable a comprehensive report on the condition of the lubricating oil and the operating health of their machinery. We develop individual testing programs to meet your needs and ensure sample collection, shipping, testing and reporting is quick, efficient and cost-effective.
We can provide you sample bottles, labels and outer boxes which are inexpensive easy-to-use kits. Samples can then be mailed to our laboratories, with routine turnaround within 12 to 24 hours of receipt of the sample.
Equipment Condition Monitoring (ECM) benefits:
- State-of-the-art testing facilities
- Global coverage
- Sample bottle shipment
- Expert Oil Analysis
- Expert Consultancy
- Full interpretation of Lubricant data
A typical Lubrication Oil analysis would cover:
- Water Content
- Total Acid Number or Total Base Number
- Flash Point
- Fuel Content
- Presence of Glycol
- Wear-Metal Elements
Our objective is that your equipment run efficiently, smoothly, maintenance free and hassle free; that the Lubricating Oil can be used further or could be topped up with fresh oil instead of an entire oil change. In short “Maintenance of the Oil is the key to Maintenance of the Machinery”.