Real-time viscosity measurement of Engine Oil

Oiled engine

Why control engine oil?

One of the biggest field of innovation for the industry is the control of engine oil.

Engine lubricants are complex and highly technical fluids that perform various protective and functional tasks. They provide a hydrodynamic film between moving components, including heat distribution, suspension of contaminants, neutralization of acids and corrosion prevention, etc.

To prevent engine failure, the oil must be change before it loses its protective properties. At the same time, an unnecessary oil change is undesirable for environmental and economic reasons. In order to optimally plan the oil drain interval, the actual physical and chemical condition of the oil must be monitor. Guarantying to your engine a quality oil is guarantying your engine to have a longer life thanks to an early detection of possible engine failures.

Advantages of real time viscosity measurement of engine oil

Real-time viscosity measurement has a real advantage in knowing how your oil ages. In common practice, the oil is changed at a constant hour or mileage. As recommended by lubricating oil manufacturers or OEMs. This oil change method is not based on the actual condition of the specific engine oil, it may be replaced before or after its useful life is exceeded. Too soon is a waste of money and too late is damaging your engine.

Ideally, the assessment of the condition of the oil should only be based on parameters measured directly in the oil itself.

Real-time on-line monitoring of engine oil viscosity has several motivating benefits related to cost, environment and machine security.

Sofraser’s expertise

Sofraser has the experience and knowledge and offers a large range of viscometers, allowing you to find the best fit for your company and your product. Our Direct kinematic viscosity analysers deliver the information in real time, on the same product and with one sensor. It is simple to use and to install and no extra density meter is require.

Also available: our sofuel OEM solution, the most precise OEM solution for light to heavy fuel viscosity control.

Thermoset Viscosity Analyzer
Thermoset Viscosity Analyzer

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