Maintaining low levels of moisture in hydraulic, gear, and lubricating oils is crucial to the performance and reliability of equipment and machinery. While free water can often been observed with the naked eye, unsaturated fluids with high moisture levels often present a significant risk to operators, as they are undetectable without the use of a sensor. In such cases, dissolved water can react with oil additives, creating corrosive byproducts that cause damage to critical system components, such as pumps, servos, and valves.
The iCountMS Range is an inline moisture sensor from Parker designed to help operators protect their equipment and machinery by offering fast, reliable, and continuous monitoring of relative humidity levels in hydrocarbon fluids. The MS transducer type technology was specially designed with preventative maintenance in mind and offers end-users significant advantages over alternative forms of water content reporting (i.e., PPM). By providing the capability to determine moisture level in fluids in real-time, the iCountMS Range allows owners to implement preventative maintenance measures that help ensure performance and reliability of their equipment and machinery, thereby extending operational life and reducing costs.
Three iCountMS Range moisture sensor models are available to meet the unique requirements of different market segments. These include:
iCount MS150 – Low pressure model designed for suction and/or return line applications. Maximum allowable operating pressure: 10 bar (145 psi).