Poseidon Systems, Rochester, New York, USA, has released its next generation industrial fluid monitoring system. Trident Fluid Quality Monitoring System (FQMS) 2.0 was purpose-built and tested for use in critical, high-hour applications such as power generation systems, locomotives and marine engine systems. It is the most advanced IoT fluid system available on the market, the company said, capable of reducing fluid consumption by as much as 50% in some applications.
“The FQMS 2.0 is the result of years of development and testing in partnership with our customers,” said Mark Redding, president of Poseidon Systems. “One major request we received was the capability to expand the system based on our customers unique needs.
“Beyond our base offering, we have developed a true Industrial IoT platform that can integrate a number of other sensors to expand monitoring to a greater number of components on the asset.”
Anchored by the Trident AP2200 edge device and Poseidon Live (PSL), the company’s proprietary cloud-based monitoring software, the FQMS 2.0 is designed to function as an Industrial IoT platform that can monitor the health of engine lube oil, cooling fluids, hydraulic fluids and transmission or gearbox oils using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) technology to measure the fluid’s impedance spectrum and track its health.
The impedance spectrum provides multiple condition indicators which can be used to assess the fluid’s additive package health, monitor fluid breakdown and identify the presence of contaminants.
The measurements can be done through Trident’s QW3100 inline oil quality sensor, which provides real-time continuous monitoring and accurate tracking and the DM4500/4600 wear debris sensors that utilize inductive coil metallic debris technology to detect ferrous particles as small as 40 µm and non-ferrous contaminants as small as 150 µm.
However, the company said the Trident AP2200 device is capable of integrating most wireless sensors and wired digital/analog sensors, which expands online monitoring to more components and equipment using PSL.
PSL 2.0 updates include a more modern interface, customizable charts and dashboards, support for multiple browsers, the capability to utilize more new sensor types and new asset health algorithms. Three service option levels are available for the system, allowing it to be tailored to differing budget needs.
According to the company, PSL is currently monitoring the fluid of over 3500 assets and updated version, PSL 2.0, will be released in the fall. Currently more than 50 FQMS 2.0 units are in the field and the company said it has validated the system’s capabilities to detecting mechanical failures at the earliest point in time and monitor fluid quality in real time, allowing for fluid RUL estimations and true condition-based oil changes.