Condition Monitoring

Condition Monitoring

“Something may be wrong with my transmission” 

You ran this truck every day in a big mining operation. If it could tell you “My transmission is going to fail tomorrow,”  Wouldn’t you do something about it today?

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Condition Monitoring (CMP)

CMP Is a Proactive Analysis Process Using Equipment and Application Data From Multiple Sources to Help Customers Make Maintenance, Component Replacement, and Repair Decisions.

The Four, Major Elements of CMP are:

                              1. S.O.S Services,

                              2. Equipment Inspections,

                              3. Equipment History,

                              4. Site Conditions.


CMP Benefits

Customers by Increasing Equipment Availability and Reducing Owning and Operating Costs.

CMP Is an Integral Part of Equipment Management & provide following benefits:


                              1. Problems Detected Early

                              2. Repair Time Shortened

                              3. Downtime Scheduled

                              4. Parts & People Available

                              5. Life Cycle Management

                              6. Reduce Repair Bills

                              7. Reduce Catastrophic Failures

                              8. Increase Machinery Life

                              9. Reduce Non-scheduled Downtime


One of the Major Advantages of an Oil Analysis Program Is Being Able to Anticipate Problems and Schedule Repair Work to Avoid Downtime During a Critical Time of Use.



Wear Metals Analyzed


Wear Level Norms

                              1. Wear Metals: Cu, Fe, Cr, Pb, Sn, Al and Mo

                              2. Dirt Entry:  Si

                              3. Water Entry:  Na

                              4. Classic combinations                             



First Steps

Ensure all equipments are maintained as per manufacturers recommendations.

                              1. Enroll On Zahid SOS Program all your equipment .

                              2. Make Plan to have periodic Oil sampling program

                              3. Train all the concerned staff




Next Stage

                              1. Purchase SOS kits & start sampling.

                              2. Sign Oil Commander Agreement & Evaluate results & Apply maintenance management..



Future Goals


                              1. Reduce your Owning & Operating Costs

                              2. Reduce Down Time

                              3. Increase Productivity



Contamination control

Contamination control is increasingly important for maximizing performance and service life in fuel systems. Some Cat® fuel systems exceed pressures of 30,000 psi in order to deliver more horsepower, better fuel economy and fewer emissions. This necessitates tolerances smaller than five microns between parts. These tolerances and injection pressures make fuel systems more vulnerable to wear and abrasion.


                              1. Injector Nozzles— Contaminants move quickly in high-pressure systems, causing damage, eroding orifices and resulting in incomplete atomization of fuel and over fueling. This harms performance and fuel economy.

                                  It also results in hard starts and increased emissions. Larger contaminants can actually clog orifices.

                              2. Injector Plungers and Barrels—Abrasive particles cause wear between an injector's plunger and barrel. Contaminants scuff metal surfaces, causing metal-to-metal contact and eventual injector seizure.

                                 Control Valves—Contaminants damage valves that control fuel pressures, eroding mating parts of the valves. This excessive wear causes leaks and eventual loss of engine power


                              1. Human hair (80 microns)

                              2. Standard filtration (15 microns)

                              3. Damage fuel systems (5-10 microns)

                              4. HE filtration (4 microns)


Size of Contamination

A particle five microns across can damage fuel systems. A micron is one-millionth of a meter. To give you an idea of how small that is, an average human hair is 80 microns in diameter. Tolerances in Cat fuel injectors are 1/1,000th the diameter of a human hair. It’s easy to understand how even small contaminants can damage today’s fuel systems.


Sources of Contamination

                              1. In the Fuel—Contaminants can enter during storage or transportation of fuel. A reliable supplier, filtered dispensing and periodic sampling and testing assures consistent quality.

                              2. During Operation—airborne particles can be drawn into your fuel tank through the vent tube. A fuel tank vent can ingest dust when it is not properly sealed. 

                                  External—Contamination can enter during maintenance and service, even when changing filters.


Filtering Contamination

The precision components in today’s fuel systems require specially designed fuel filters. Cat Advanced Efficiency Fuel Filters use exclusively designed filtration media to remove more than 98% of particles, four microns in size and larger. Cat Advanced Efficiency Fuel Filters feature:


› spiral roving and acrylic beads to maintain pleat stability and spacing to better trap and hold contaminants non-metallic center tube for strength and to prevent metal contamination


Measuring Contamination

Contamination is measured by counting particles and reported by comparing those results to an International Standards Organization (ISO) code. ISO codes contain two numbers. The first refers to the number of five-micron and larger particles in a one-milliliter sample. The second number indicates the quantity of 15-micron and larger particles in the same sample.


An ISO 21/17 rating means a one-milliliter sample contains 221, or about two-million particles five microns and larger, and 217, or 130,000 particles 15 microns and larger. A 55-gallon barrel of fuel with a 21/17 rating would have a half-teaspoon of fine dust. That is not clean enough for today's machine systems and components.


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