OilAlert Oil Quality Sensors

IPU’s OilAlert oil quality sensors provide real-time oil condition monitoring in vehicles, ships, gensets, turbines and many other types of mechanical devices.

Unlike off-site lubricant testing, OilAlert sensors constantly monitor the condition of your engine oil, transmission oils and hydraulic fluids. If a machine is running, its oil is being checked. With some OilAlert packages the results can even be broadcast back to your service depot in real-time and alarms raised automatically if problems are detected.

 

The importance of lubricant testing

Poor engine lubrication is commonly cited as contributing to 75% of system failures. Few businesses can afford expensive engine rebuilds, the loss of productivity they cause and the damage to their reputation that follows. OilAlert sensors are a simple and cost-effective way to protect your profitability, productivity and reputation.

IPU's OilAlert oil quality sensor can prevent costly breakdowns on essential equipment

IPU’s OilAlert sensors can prevent costly breakdowns on essential equipment

 

An OilAlert oil quality sensor reduces costs

OilAlert is more than an early-warning system; it reduces costs too. Most organisations operate a dual service schedule with engine oil being changed both during and between major services.

Many of these oil changes are unnecessary. They are timed according to the theoretical life of the oil, not its actual condition. Oil is often discarded and machines taken out of service while the oil is still delivering adequate engine lubrication. OilAlert sensors give you the data and the confidence to change oil when it needs changing, reducing oil and filter costs and extending service intervals.

 

OilAlert helps your business

OilAlert sensors are perfect partners for all hard-working machinery. The worse the conditions, the heavier the workload, the more critical the application, the more essential OilAlert becomes:

  • Open cast and underground mining vehicles.
  • Construction and earth-moving vehicles.
  • Commercial and military shipping.
  • Passenger transport.
  • Haulage.
  • Landfill power generation.
  • Renewable power generation.
  • Standby power generation.
OilAlert sensors monitor oil condition for mining and quarrying vehicles

OilAlert sensors monitor oil condition for mining and quarrying vehicles

OilAlert sensors reduce the maintenance burden by providing oil condition monitoring for wind turbines

OilAlert sensors reduce the maintenance burden by providing oil condition monitoring for wind turbines

OilAlert oil quality sensors keep construction equipment working by providing real-time oil condition monitoring

OilAlert oil quality sensors keep construction equipment working by providing real-time oil condition monitoring

OilAlert sensors monitor ships' maintenance needs by providing remote oil condition monitoring

OilAlert sensors monitor ships’ maintenance needs by providing remote oil condition monitoring

 

OilAlert helps OEM manufacturers differentiate themselves

Everybody’s looking for an edge, the benefit that makes their trucks, lorries or ships stand out from the competition. OilAlert delivers that benefit.

By incorporating OilAlert into your equipment you can deliver benefits far beyond the capabilities of your competitors, benefits that attract new customers and retain old ones:

  • Reduced downtime.
  • Better management.
  • Reduced costs.
  • Increased reliability.
  • Longer service intervals.

 

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Combining IPU’s OilAlert and OilLife systems adds an unbeatable edge to any mechanical equipment, vehicle or vessel. OilLife reduces operating costs by safely extending service intervals and OilAlert sensors give you the confidence to extract maximum productivity. Watch our videos to see some typical scenarios:

  • OilAlert Lite is the core of the OilAlert range. It is a permittivity sensor that accurately and constantly monitors the condition of any lubricant in engine blocks, gearboxes or axles. An OilAlert oil quality sensor: Increases the reliability of critical equipment by alerting managers to problems with lubricants or mechanical…

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    OilAlert Lite oil quality sensor
  • OilAlert Plus is a digital read out of critical conditions that gives vehicle and equipment operators an easily-understood indication of oil quality. The display is linked to the OilAlert oil quality sensor which generates accurate, real-time analysis of lubricant condition. A lubricant’s chemical composition changes as it…

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  • OilAlert Live is the ultimate tool for protecting your investment in critical equipment. It transmits data from the OilAlert sensor back to a service depot so an entire fleet of vehicles or equipment can be monitored in realtime. With central management, mechanical problems can be identified early. Preventative action can be…

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    OilAlert Live
  • OilAlert Pro is the ultimate packaged solution for reducing lubricant costs and increasing operational efficiency. It combines the remote diagnostic capabilities of OilAlert Live with the extended service intervals possible with OilLife bypass oil filters. By incorporating IPU’s OilLife extended oil system (formerly known…

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    OilAlert Pro
  • A mine’s profitability depends on its ability to extract and transport coal and ore reliably, efficiently and regularly. To reduce mining costs and cost-per-ton it is essential that vehicles stay in work not in maintenance. Using productivity to reduce mining costs OilAlert helps operators reduce mining costs safely by…

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    OilAlert helps reduce mining costs
  • Engineers know how hard it is to monitor all the complex mechanical and hydraulic systems on modern ships. A failure in any of these systems can critically restrict a ship’s ability to travel, manoeuvre or handle cargo. To reduce shipping costs, IPU’s OilAlert sensor packages help ships’ engineers to predict and prevent…

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    OilAlert for shipping
  • Buses and trucks are only profitable when they’re transporting passengers or freight. The more time they spend being serviced or repaired, the less time they spend boosting company revenues. OilAlert helps reduce transport costs by minimising service stops and improving reliability. OilAlert monitors the quality of engine…

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    OilAlert helps reduce transport costs
  • With construction companies facing ever-greater pressure to cut costs and improve efficiency, it’s vital that the capital equipment they depend on operates optimally. OilAlert helps to reduce construction costs by keeping vehicles in work not in maintenance. Using efficiency to reduce construction costs OilAlert helps…

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    OilAlert for construction and earth-moving
  • Effective oil analysis in power generation is essential. Some generators can operate 7 days a week. Whether a generator is powered by diesel, waste gas, natural gas or even the wind, uptime is critical. Their profitability depends on reducing service costs and downtime. Avoiding service and analysis disruptions is important.…

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    power generation oil analysis