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Real time fluid cleanliness monitoring with Parker’s new icountOS Oil Sampler

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has enhanced its range of icount online particle and moisture detectors with the introduction of an innovative new self contained and portable device for measuring the quality and cleanliness of hydraulic oils and hydrocarbon fuels. Called the icountOS (Oil Sampler), this new competitively priced system incorporates a laser detection particle counter, battery and pump into a single integrated unit for the real time condition monitoring of fluids, thereby helping maintenance engineers to maximise productivity and extend system life.

Launched as part of an ongoing programme of development for the icount family that will create a full range of products for all potential fixed and static applications, the icountOS provides a compact, simple to setup and easy to use solution for providing an immediate warning of particle and moisture contamination in fluids, allowing remedial action to be taken quickly before system degradation or failure occurs. Available in three versions, for monitoring the quality of hydrocarbon fuels, and either offline or inline oil sampling, the new system is built to ISO standards and uses proven Parker laser particle detection to produce extremely accurate and repeatable results.

Similarly to other icount products, such as the Oilcheck and icountPDR, the icountOS is lightweight, yet robust and fully protected by a tough plastic case, making it ideal for use in a wide range of industrial and mobile applications where the cleanliness of oils is critical to process efficiency. There is also an optional pressure reduction attachment for online use, which can reduce the pressure of the process line to low pressure flow for using the
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The icountOS has a minimum sample time of three seconds and can be used at flow rates from 10-160ml/min and at line pressures from 2-420 bar. Connection to plant automation and process control systems is easy due to a wide range of output options, while the built in memory enables up to 500 sets of test results to be stored for later download and trend analysis.

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