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Reduced Downtime Through Continuous Engine Oil Monitoring

One of the most important challenges faced by diesel engine fleets is downtime, which becomes very costly very quickly when a key asset goes down for major repairs unexpectedly. Poseidon Systems’ sensor technologies can avoid unexpected downtimes by monitoring oil and other lubricating fluids for wear debris, other tell-tale contaminants, and oil condition that foretell mechanical failures. Our sensors provide real-time information that enable our customers to keep their diesel engines running for longer without breakdowns. It also gives them the advance knowledge of when maintenance—whether minor or major— is required before a catastrophic failure. This data and information helps operators maximize uptime and especially to maximize revenues.

Detect Faults with Wear Debris Monitoring

Poseidon’s advanced online wear debris sensors can detect, classify, and size a number of particles in the oil of your diesel engine in order to detect faults and other issues earlier than other kinds of oil analysis. Poseidon’s Trident DM sensors are able to provide the necessary insight in order to increase reliability and uptime and in turn cost savings for the operator. Poseidon’s wear debris sensors provide the earliest reliable detection of mechanical failures in diesel engines allowing for earlier and lower costmaintenance.

Optimize O&M with Online Oil Condition Monitoring

Poseidon’s line of online oil condition sensors eliminate the need for periodic fluid sampling and greatly decrease O&M expenses. Limitations of offline oil analysis often fail to identify faults leading to costly secondary damage or wasted oil changes, which can be quite expensive. Poseidon’s Trident QM/QW sensors can detect a number of conditions regarding the oil health in diesel engines and optimize your operations by enabling oil changes to be performed only when needed rather than on a time-based schedule.

Grease Wear Levels Monitoring

Poseidon’s handheld ferrous metal debris monitor allows for customers to immediately understand the heath and ferrous debris concentration of greased components on your equipment. This provides the closest option to real-time monitoring of greased bearings and enables faults to be detected with sooner and with increased ease than if using grease samples sent for offline lab analysis. This in turn saves money in a variety of ways including reduction of breakdowns and further mechanical failures and damage to the equipment.

How Does It Work?

Shows how Poseidon Sensors collect and analyze data from trucks and heavy diesel engines.

Poseidon oil condition monitoring sensors can easily be installed into your diesel engine and will start collecting and reporting real-time data on a number of properties about the health of the oil in your diesel engine. Poseidon Systems utilizes a suite of sensors; including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), a sensing method based on analyzing a fluid’s electrical properties across a range of frequencies, to collect more information than single-frequency dielectric or conductance sensors.

Poseidon Live immediately notifies you when it detects something to be concerned with, so you can investigate and resolve the root cause as soon as possible to prevent costly secondary damage or catastrophic failure. Furthermore, this data can be used to reduce O&M costs by optimizing your maintenance and repair schedule, including eliminating a time-based oil change schedule. Poseidon’s sensors enable you to have a real-time understanding of the health of the oil in your engine, meaning you can extend oil’s useful life and only change the oil when it actually needs to be changed. This can result in extreme cost savings and less wasted oil.

Why Poseidon Systems?

Poseidon Systems is here to support you and your individual reliability goals, from start to finish. We can provide sensors for what you need and provide solutions to your specific challenges. Poseidon can provide individual sensors for oil condition monitoring or we can provide you with a complete system of sensors and solution including wear debris, viscosity, direct relative humidity measurements, etc.; including a full IIoT solution.

Regardless of which Poseidon sensors are right for your business, Poseidon Systems has an advanced Industrial IoT platform to help you understand the data and apply it to your reliability goals. Poseidon Live cloud-based monitoring software allows customers to perform analyses utilizing multiple data sets, including online oil condition sensor data and SCADA system data in order to get a holistic view and understanding of the health the of oil in your engine.

Poseidon’s ability to collect real-time data from a network of different sensors and immediately connect it to a robust IIoT platform creates a differentiated solution system and the best value to our customers.

Poseidon Live Interface

What We Do & Our Approach

Poseidon Systems designs and manufactures sensors to help optimize operations and reduce O&M costs for our customer. Our online wear debris sensors are able to provide the earliest fault detection of any condition-based monitoring solution and adds value to our customer’s operations in a number of different ways. Early fault detection reduces O&M costs through better planning and reduced downtime and extends the diesel engine’s useful life.

Poseidon is able to deliver real, applicable results to our customers. Key benefits of Poseidon’s online wear debris sensors include the ability to detect, size, and classify metallic particles as ferrous vs. nonferrous, the ability to provide real-time, online engine health information, and most importantly reduce secondary damage as a result of mechanical faults . The online, real-time information

enables to ability to find emergent mechanical issues sooner than traditional semiannual oil sampling practices. The real-time, conditional based monitoring approach Poseidon takes enables our customers to take the earliest action possible and prevent further damage to the diesel engine, which can be quite expensive for operators. Additionally, online oil condition monitoring enables operators to extend diesel engine life and make less unnecessary replacements, saving large sums of money each year. 

Proven Results

Poseidon Systems has years of experience making sensors and providing monitoring solutions to our customers.

Read more about how we have saved customers time and money through our combination our advanced online sensors and robust data analysis platform.

For more information about how our sensors work and compare to other technologies, download our technical white papers on the subject.

Real-Time Engine Health Monitoring

Poseidon Systems is unique in our ability to provide direct information regarding all areas of the diesel engine. Poseidon’s online oil condition monitoring sensors and wear debris sensors offer direct insight into the health of the engine and can detect faults in their earliest stage so the best plan to reduce future issues can be implemented. Poseidon’s data can be easily collected using Poseidon’s Industrial IoT network and analyzed using Poseidon Live, as described above and combined with offline data results to provide the best information for our customers.

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