Monition has been awarded funding to develop innovative semi-intelligent diagnostic tools for high-precision condition monitoring of lubricating and hydraulic transmission oils.
Monition, based near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, has received the funds from the Grant for Research and Development scheme administered by East Midlands Development Agency (emda). This discretionary grant scheme aims to help SMEs in the region to carry out research and development work that will lead to the production of technologically innovative products or processes.
Already dubbed ‘INTELLIOIL’ by Monition’s project team, the software tools will, it is claimed, provide a structured and cost effect method for any company to pursue PPM and CM through an intuitive, dynamic oil analysis function.
‘The key feature of this new analysis package is that it will allow users to utilise existing oil data from their own laboratory – or any lab of their choice,’ said Mike Burrows, Monition’s Managing Director.
‘The analysis package that we are developing through the INTELLIOIL project will have the ability to be used by clients world-wide.’
INTELLIOIL’s condition monitoring and oil analysis technology will equip Monition to respond dynamically to widespread changing lubrication policies and support the increasing adoption of bio-lube and technologically-advanced lubricant products by customers.
The resulting INTELLIOIL software technology will power Monition’s new online Oil Management Diagnostics Package – an internet-subscription service enabling clients to design, implement and measure the effectiveness of advanced techniques and strategies within their own lubrication management program. Monition claims the service will increase the turnaround speed of laboratory analysis and provide client-access to live oil analysis data and report information.
The diagnostic package is being designed to process the data from any fully functioning industrial oil laboratory, based on Particle Quantification, Debris Analysis, Water Content, Viscosity, Micro Particle Examination, ICP Spectrometry, FTIR, TAN, TBN and GC test data.