Parker Kittiwake's DIGI Field Kit provides a complete set of economically priced testing equipment, offering a level of accuracy suited for routine analysis. These oil test kits provide condition monitoring that allows the user to make informed operational and maintenance decisions about critical equipment. The ability to test on-site at the point of use enables engineers and facilities managers to conduct oil analysis quickly and easily. Detecting out-of-spec fuels and lubricants can identify potential problems, before they become critical. The DIGI Field Kit allows for a wide range of monitoring, using the tests individually or combined.
Supplied ready for use, in heavy duty aluminum or durable ABS cases, Parker Kittiwake's multi-parameter DIGI Field Oil Test Kit contain all of the necessary equipment and consumables for your oil condition monitoring needs.
• Easily used by ships maintenance staff right out of the box, even in harsh or remote environments
• Fast, low cost testing with accurate results for multiple oil parameters in an easy to use, portable kit
• Instant indication of conditions for components (such as: motor bearings, gears, compressors) allowing for informed on-site maintenance decisions
• Awareness of the conditions allows for performance of necessary on-site maintenance before the onset of any critical equipment failures take place
• Have the spares available on time, minimizing the delays and costs associated with off-hire and demurrage
The DIGI Field Kit from Parker Kittiwake allows for multiple oil parameters to be measured in the field, and comes complete with the following tests:
The Viscostick gives a simple "go/no-go" result. Typically it will detect 5-10% distillate fuel dilution of an SAE 30 to 40 engine oil as well as increases in viscosity due to oil contamination.
Total Acid Number (TAN)
Testing for TAN is essential to maintain and protect your equipment, preventing damage in advance. This test measures both the weak organic and strong inorganic acids present within oil. A rise in TAN is indicative of oil oxidation due to time or operating temperature. This test kit is supplied with up to fifty tests, providing proper monitoring of TAN level trends. Simple to use drop test (results are displayed by color change) provides the user with easy to interpret results.
It is important to monitor combustion related debris and oxidation products. High insolubles will cause varnish formation on hot surfaces, sticking of piston rings and wear of cylinder liner and bearing surfaces. Insolubles also cause the detergent property of the oil to decrease, speeding further deterioration. This test is used to detect insolubles from diesel engine combustion products (such as fuel ash, carbon, partially oxidized fuel, oil oxidation products) and spent lubricant additive. Simple to use, and providing quick and accurate results, this test helps prevent engine damage.
Water in Oil
It is essential to maintain and protect equipment, while eliminating the damage caused by water in oil. The DIGI Water in Oil Test Kit provides state of the art, digital analysis and gives fast, accurate results for easy monitoring of trends. This test kit is designed to prevent corrosion, cavitation or failure of your machinery by detecting water in oil, before any damage occurs. By monitoring the oil, this test helps the user to minimize instability of additive packages and damaging microbe growth. This durable test is fully portable for use on-board or in the field, and easy to use.
Total Base Number (TBN)
The DIGI TBN Test Kit provides a rapid indication of TBN depletion in lubricants, essential for proper maintenance. It is essential to conduct adequate monitoring of the TBN of lubricating oils in order to prevent fouling within the engine and corrosion of engine components. This test provides state of the art, digital analysis and gives fast, accurate results for in-depth monitoring of trends, saving time and costs of equipment downtime.
Reagents, Spares and Consumables
Parker Kittiwake test kits for individual parameters contain reagents, consumables and full instructions for multiple tests. These kits contain all necessary equipment for instant test results in the field. Replacement reagents can be ordered at short notice, and are packed in accordance with IATA/IMDG/IRD Air/Marine/Road Transportation codes and can be delivered to major ports world-wide.