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Oil Test Kit (Digital) – DIGI Test Cell

The DIGI Test Cell from Parker is a compact, onboard oil test kit ideally suited for use in marine applications. Capable of testing for water in oil, total base number (TBN), total acid number (TAN), Insolubles, and comparative viscosity.

Technical Specifications

  • For Fluid Type: Oil, Fuel Oil
  • Weight: Packaged 12.5 lb, Packaged 5.7 kg
  • Technology: Filtration, Hydraulics
  • Operating Temperature: 10 to 30 °C, 50 to 86 °F
  • Brand: Parker
  • Division: Hydraulic & Industrial Process Filtration Division EMEA
  • Industry: Marine
  • Product Type: Condition Monitoring
  • Product Style: Water
  • Operating Pressure: n/a
  • Flow Rate: n/a
  • Port Size: n/a
  • Port Type: n/a
  • Maximum Fluid Temperature: n/a
  • Minimum Fluid Temperature: n/a
  • Sensing Method: Pressure Reaction
  • Accuracy: ±10% of new oil BN
  • Electrical Requirements: Battery (5 year - 5000 tests)
  • Signal Output: Visual Display
  • Cycle Time: 3 min
  • Specifications Met: CE Certification
  • Materials of Construction: Glass Filled ABS
  • Seal Material: n/a
  • Body Material: Glass Filled ABS
  • Height: 112 mm
  • Diameter: 77 mm
  • Package Type: Rugged Design Portable Case

Full Product Description

The Parker Kittiwake Low Range DIGI Test Cell is a comprehensive oil test kit designed to provide simple, accurate analysis of critical fuel oil parameters, such as water content, total base number (TBN), total acid number (TAN), insoluble (soot), and comparative viscosity. The test kit is ideally suited for use in marine applications, where maintaining fuel oil quality is critical to protecting engine components.
The DIGI Test Cell is equipped with an easy-to-read digital display, providing instructions and analysis results; five-year (10,000 tests) battery life, and built-in memory for recording previous test results, which is important for monitoring condition trends. The kit is highly compact and simple to use, making it a popular for onboard testing in the marine industry, including freighters and large container vessels.
The DIGI Test Cell is capable of analyzing for the following parameters:
Water in Oil - Maintain and protect your equipment, while eliminating damage caused by water in oil. Testing for water in oil is important for preventing corrosion, cavitation or failure of machinery and critical engine components. Monitoring for water in oil also enables vessel operators to minimize instability of additive packages and detecting harmful microbial growth.

Total Acid Number (TAN) - Testing for TAN is essential to maintain and protect your equipment. Both the weak organic and strong inorganic acids present within oil can be measured with the TAN test. A rise in TAN is indicative of oil oxidation due to time or operating temperature. The DIGI Test Kit is supplied with up to fifty tests, enabling monitoring of TAN level trends. The drop test provides results via a simple color change, making it easy to use, even for non-technical personnel.

Total Base Number (TBN) - The DIGI TBN test kit provides state-of-the-art, digital analysis for fast and accurate results and in-depth monitoring of trends. The TBN test kit gives a rapid indication of TBN depletion in lubricants, which impacts fouling within the engine and corrosion of components.
Viscosity - 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.

Insolubles (soot) - 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. The detergent property of the oil will also decrease, speeding further deterioration.

The DIGI Test Cell kits come equipped with reagents, consumables and full instructions for multiple tests. Replacement reagents can be ordered at short notice. Reagents are packed in accordance with IATA/IMDG/IRD Air/Marine/Road Transportation codes and can be delivered to major ports worldwide.
For additional information, consult the Parker Kittiwake DIGI Field Kit documentation in the “Product Support” tab.


•Marine vessels
•Container ships

•Provides marine personnel with the capability to quickly and easily determine critical parameters of fuel oil, including water in oil, TBN, TAN, insoluble, and comparative viscosity.
•Removes the need for costly and often time consuming onshore laboratory analysis
•Compact, portable design provides ease of use in the field
•Electronic display gives step by step test instructions
•Simple to use for non-technical personnel
•Latest transducer technology for improved accuracy and ease of cleaning
•Non-slip twist grips
•Lightweight glass reinforced plastic body

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