Sensor Systems for Detecting Wear Contaminants in Lubricating Fluids

Our experience with high resolution detection of particulates in oil and other fluids has naturally led to sensor solutions for adjacent markets.  In the Automotive market, particulate contamination due to engine wear or substandard lubricating fluids can have significant warranty cost impacts and early detection of oil contaminants can lead to longer engine life.  In the power distribution market, where electrical transformer failures due to insulating oil breakdown can have extremely high costs in repair and customer safety, sensors that detect partial discharges in the transformer can provide the power company with an early warning of potential trasformer failures allowing for early corrective action before a failure occurs.