into machine health
Most bull’s eye level gauges are used only to confirm oil volume. Many root causes and symptoms of machine failure are missed due to the limited ability of these sight glasses. The Condition Monitoring Pod is a multi-parameter inspection pod that greatly modernizes and expands the daily one-minute inspections.
Not only does the 3-D sight glass enable quick inspection for water emulsions, foam, sediment and bubbly oil, it can be easily removed for cleaning. Capability without complexity.
The built-in oil sampling valve lets you take live-zone oil samples without shutting down the machine. Because it's included, you don't have to purchase and install a separate sampling valve. Saves time and money.
The included magnetic plug offers hands-free inspection. Dark oil? Just rotate the sight glass to move the magnetic plug above oil level or remove it for detailed inspection. It's quick glance condition monitoring at its best.
Need precision oil level monitoring? Crosshairs ensure you know exactly where the oil level stands and makes what could be a vague inspection parameter much more accurate and streamlined.
Now you can easily spot corrosion and varnish issues that would typically require opening the machine. The included inspection rod provides quick confirmation of corrosion suppression of oil-wet and non-oil-wet surfaces.
Remove the inspection rod to access the oil for your field tests like water contamination, dielectric constant, oil temperature, viscosity, blotter, surface tension and more. A quick syringe sample enables a variety of tests.More Applications for the Quick Access Point
One of the CMP’s many features is its ability to quickly pull an active oil sample using a simple laboratory pipette or syringe. The sample can then be applied to a variety of field instruments, such as the FluidScan shown in the video clip above. The FluidScan is a portable infrared spectrometer that quickly analyzes many oil properties, including oxidation, water contamination and additive depletion. These portable instruments and field tests allow early detection of abnormal machine and lubricant health conditions to optimize predictive and proactive maintenance alerts.
|Columnar Sight Glass||Window Sight Glass||3D Sight Glass||CMP|
|Accurate oil level detection|
|View oil level from multiple angles|
|Vent NOT required (risk of plugging and contamination ingression)|
|Ability to easily view oil color (wrong oil, oil oxidation, etc.)|
|Ability to detect oil surface foam and entrained air|
|Ability to detect emulsified water contamination by visual method|
|Includes a magnetic plug for easy, visual wear debris inspection|
|Includes convenient access to the magnet for cleaning and collection of particles for microscopic wear particle analysis|
|Includes trap for convenient collection and inspection of non-magnetic sediment and sludge|
|Includes a live-zone oil sampling valve|
|Includes an corrosion Indicator for quick confirmation of corrosion suppression of oil-wet machine surfaces|
|Includes an corrosion Indicator for quick confirmation of corrosion suppression of NON-oil-wet machine surfaces|
|Includes an corrosion Indicator for quick detection of varnish deposits|
|Access Port to enable easy syringe samples for simple field tests (blotter, surface tension, crackle test, etc.)|
|Access Port for portable instrument probe inspections (water contamination, dielectric constant, viscosity, etc.)|
|Quick-release of inspection bowl for easy cleaning|
Luneta’s new Sight Glass has all the clarity and durability you need, with none of the leaks, cracks or squinting you may be used to with those old-style sight glasses. You’ll never have to use fragile, dark, hard-to-read sight glasses again!
|Recommended Temp. Range||Max. Operating Pressure|
|-40°F to 200°F / -40°C to 93°C||65 psi/4.48 bar|
|Comparison||Luneta Sight Glass||Acrylic Sight Glass|
|Impact Resistance (Joules)||>40||8.9|
|Toughness or Durability (Notched Izod, 23-deg C, J/cm)||9.8||0.2|
|Wall Thickness (Thinner = Clearer)||0.19"||0.25"|
Used to connect sample tubing to the CMP’s included M16x2 oil sample valve.
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