Tan Delta Systems, a pioneer in real-time oil quality monitoring sensors and systems, introduces SENSE-2, a breakthrough oil condition monitoring kit designed to transform maintenance practices in the railway engineering sector. This innovative solution provides real-time data on equipment oil quality, offering a strategic approach to maintenance that significantly reduces operating costs.
SENSE-2 is a plug-and-play system that precisely identifies the end-of-life point for oil, eliminating the reliance on traditional time-based maintenance schedules that often lead to premature oil disposal, wasting up to 50% of its useful life.
In the realm of railway engineering, SENSE-2’s capacity to extend maintenance intervals by monitoring equipment condition in real-time is transformative. It shifts the focus from time-based scheduling to addressing the actual needs of the equipment. This not only enhances sustainability goals by reducing oil consumption by approximately 30% per year but also diminishes parts consumption and prolongs equipment life.
Chris Greenwood, CEO at Tan Delta Systems, stated, “Our SENSE-2 real-time monitoring utilises our world-leading sensor technology and associated analytics to detect issues before damage occurs, identifying subtle changes in equipment condition early. It can be easily fitted to existing equipment including railway applications and is configurable to any oil type.”
Traditional oil analysis methods are expensive and impractical in railway engineering, making SENSE-2 a game-changer. The system ensures access to superior quality information in an easy-to-use format, preventing excessive wear of components, resulting in increased productivity and reduced machine downtime and maintenance costs.
What sets SENSE-2 apart is its real-time capability, employing unique active molecular-level analysis to detect all changes in oil condition and contamination. The Tan Delta sensor provides a full-spectrum holistic (FSH™) oil quality analysis, continuously monitoring the ratio of capacitance and conductance to provide real-time insights.
The molecular analysis, occurring every few seconds, enables accurate tracking of oil degradation and the detection of contamination and early signs of internal equipment problems. This precision allows for the optimisation of maintenance scheduling, reducing costs and minimising downtime.
The SENSE-2 kit includes the OQSx-G2 oil quality sensor, which is also available as a Mobile Oil Tester (MOT) kit, specifically designed for workshops and mobile maintenance teams. The MOT kit enables quick and easy on-site testing of oil from any equipment. Users can simply install the MOT app on any Windows-based laptop, tablet, or PC, connect it to the sensor, collect the sample, and follow the steps in the software to test the sample.
For more information on Tan Delta’s SENSE-2 Display Kit and Tan Delta’s MOT kit and how they can elevate your railway engineering operations, please visit the website.