Presentation on theme: "HIAC Portable Oil Diagnostic System (PODS) Overview"— Presentation transcript:
1HIAC Portable Oil Diagnostic System (PODS) Overview
2PODS Applications Military fluid power Industrial fluid power Construction and miningAerospace
3Introduction to PODSMeasures, stores and reports oil condition parameters essential for reliable hydraulic systems operationAnalyzes fluids and lubricants in online or bottle sampling modes to determine the machine’s operating condition immediatelyInstant analysis is as accurate and precise as traditional laboratory analysis that normally takes weeksReal-time assessment of the oil under operating conditions
4Results of Contamination Damage Power lossLoss of surface lubricationDegradation of operationIntermittent operationCatastrophic failureCostly repairsCostly downtimeCostly rework
5PODS “Elevator/Lift Description” Offers flexibility in sampling with an online or lab/bottle mode for multi-variant analysis of particle counts, viscosity and temperature.Capable of calibration to full ISO standards, the PODS performs in harsh environments, accurately monitoring hydraulic and lubricating fluids.The Portable Oil Diagnostic System (PODS) is an intelligent, portable and durable analysis instrument for measuring, storing, and reporting oil contamination levels important for maintaining reliable hydraulic systems operation.Additionally, PODS provides the means to analyze fluids and lubricants in an online or bottle sampling mode without interrupting operation of the machine. Maximum on line fluid pressure is 420 bar
6PODS Features 8-channel display Bottle and online sampling Viscosity and temperature measurement500 sample memoryHigh speed thermal printer bufferFlash programmableAluminum alloy sheet metal casingBuilt-in bottle sampler pressure chamberCompact power supplyRefillable CO2 bottle or shop air operationMultiple language capabilitiesFull ISO calibration capabilityLanguages supported include: French, Italian, Spanish, German
7Method of Operation Online mode Sample fluid directly from the hydraulic system using the online sample adaptorAfter pressing the start key:Fluid flows through the particle counter, purging the fluid pathAfter sampling the required purge volume, the instrument begins the particle countFlow is regulated automaticallyNo propulsion or mechanical interference required; system utilizes hydraulic system pressureUpon completing specified number of runs, flow stops and instrument prints out resultsSo, there are two sampling modes, on-line or bottle sampling. On line requires a minimum pressure of 7 bar. The reason for this is that we believe that by sampling at this minimum pressure, there are no aeration issues. Incidentally, the bottle sample facility is pressure assisted, and drives the fluid through the sensor at a minimum of 4.2 bar for the same reason. This is why the PODS does not have a degas facility – as it is unnecessary.
8Method of Operation Bottle Mode Place bottle of fluid for analysis into the bottle sampler adaptor, which is then fitted to the PODSPress the start keyAir or gas flows into the bottle sample adaptor, and pressurizes it to 7 bar (90 psi)Fluid begins to flow through the instrumentAfter sampling the required purge volume, the instrument begins the particle countFlow is regulated automaticallyNo mechanical interference to the sampleUpon completing specified number of runs, instrument stops, releases pressure and prints resultsSo, there are two sampling modes, on-line or bottle sampling. On line requires a minimum pressure of 7 bar. The reason for this is that we believe that by sampling at this minimum pressure, there are no aeration issues. Incidentally, the bottle sample facility is pressure assisted, and drives the fluid through the sensor at a minimum of 4.2 bar for the same reason. This is why the PODS does not have a degas facility – as it is unnecessary.
9Performance Fluid Compatibility Phosphate ester based fluids AND petroleum and synthetic based fluidsOnline sampling at pressures of 7 to 420 bar (9 to 6000 psi)Maximum fluid viscosity of 434 cStConcentration limit: 30,000Sample fluid temperature: Up to 90C (194F)Read from slide
10Sampling Modes Online Samples The Online Sample Adaptor allows online sampling of fluids of pressures between 7 bar (90 psi) and 420 bar (6000 psi)During online operation, the air/CO2 supply is not usedFlow rate is regulated automaticallyThe On line adaptor fits in place of the Bottle sample adaptor that we have just seen, and the hydraulic connection is made to the minimess type port that we can see here.PODS OnlineAdaptor
11Sampling Modes Bottle Samples PODS can analyze bottle samples by using the Sample Bottle AdaptorBottles hold approximately 120 ml of fluidFlow is regulated automaticallyRead from slide
12Pressure Sources PODS requires an external pressure source. This can be either:Attachable CO2 bottleShop air
13CO2 BottlesFill CO2 bottle prior to use (ensure the CO2 bottle is fully discharged prior to shipping)Inspect threads for damage and apply clean lubricant to O-ringThread the bottle clockwise into the CO2 port, continue ¼ turn after pressurizationTurn bottle counterclockwise to disengage the CO2 bottleEach bottle will holds enough gas for approximately 60 runs
14Shop Air Connect PODS only to known CLEAN and DRY air source Ensure the air pressure is between 6.2 and 7.6 bar (90 to 110 psi)
16Pressure Regulator – 90 PSI/7 bar Online OperationOnline AdaptorPressure Regulator – 90 PSI/7 barSensorRegulatorFlow Controller7 to 420 barPSITo Waste
17Flow Control Sophisticated flow control system True volumetric flow Pressure transducer reduces purge volume to 15mL minimumFlow is controlled by a stepper motor driven needle valve opening or closing as requiredFlow regulation is automatic or manual depending on the counter setup
19Typical Setup Menu Page ParametersSAMPLE LABEL: Up to 10 charactersMODE: BOTTLE or ONLINESTD: ISOMTD, ISOACF, NAS, MIL, NAVAIRVOL: 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100 mLFLOW: Between 15 and 50 ml/min or AUTOPRINT: ENBL, DSBL or SETUPSample Name: Selecting this option will bring up a second menu, which allows the user to input a sample name of up to 10 characters. There is also a section for remarks, which become part of the sample record.If BOTTLE mode is selected, a second page is activated to allow the purge volume to be entered ( 15 to 30 ml ). If ONLINE is selected, a second page will come up to allow programming of the following: number of samples (1 – 500); Hold time ( Hrs:Mins ); Purge volume (5-999ml).STD: Determines the format that the results will be reported to.VOL: Volume of fluid that will be sampled for each run. Bottle sampling is limited to 5, 10 or 20 ml per run.FLOW: Can be selected between 15 and 50 ml/min or can be set to AUTO. When in AUTO mode, the PODS will automatically determine the optimum flow rate.PRINT: Enables or disables the printer. SETUP prints the current PODS setup.
20CalibrationISO MTD and Latex Spheres in MIL-H-5606 as per procedures based on ISO 11171ACFTD in MIL-H5606 as per procedures based on ISO without the need to change software or hardwareCalibration is performed using NIST traceable ISO Medium Test Dust (MTD)The only portable that can be calibrated FULLY to ISO 11171Q. Everyone seems to claim adherence to ISO 11171, are they really doing ISO calibrations?A. No, they are most certainly not performing ISO calibrations on their instruments.ISO is a very comprehensive calibration procedure that calibrates an entire particle counting system. That is, it calibrates the counting electronics and sample delivery, as well as the sensor. There are a total of six (6) steps within the ISO calibration procedure; the calibration of a sensor using ISO MTD is only one of these steps.So, when a competitor states that its calibration is “based on ISO 11171” or “compatible with ISO 11171” or “ISO MTD in accordance with ISO 11171” or other such language, it is NOT performing a full ISO calibration. The competitors are only performing one section (Section 6 in the ISO document) that covers the calibration of the sensor using ISO MTD dust.The HIAC PODS can be calibrated to the full ISO standard and is the only instrument in its class that can make this claim.
26Where We WinPODS is the instrument of choice for the US Navy—not one of many but the only oneNo one else offers ISO calibration for a portable particle counterNo other portable particle counter currently on the market measures viscosity and temperatureHIAC name continues to carry great weight in the hydraulics industryOnly on-line and bottle mode liquid particle counterSUPERIOR VALUE PROPOSITION
28PODS Benefits Proactive maintenance Tracking and trending multiple system’s cleanlinessCertification to ISO, SAE and NAS requirementsOn-site samplingReducing maintenance costsBottle samplesRoll-off cleanlinessFluid analysisSystem qualificationRead from slide