Parker Kittiwake at the Propulsion & Emissions Conference

Parker Kittiwake will be attending and sponsoring the 36th Propulsion and Emissions Conference, held in Hamburg, Germany at the Atlantic Kempinski Hotel, on 21st – 22nd May 2014.

The two day conference will see global shipping industry leaders discuss and debate current and future industry issues. On the first day of the conference Parker Hannifin’s Research Manager, Stuart Lunt, will be giving an informative talk on measuring the metallic and corrosive wear within cylinders through the use of onboard analysis of used scrape-down oil. See the full conference schedule here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For further information contact us on:
Tel: +44 1903 731470

CEM 2014 International Conference & Exhibition on Emissions Monitoring

Parker Kittiwake will be attending the 11th International Conference and exhibition on Emissions Monitoring from the 14th-16th May 2014.

The conference and exhibition, which takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, will see the international emissions monitoring community come together to discuss cutting-edge technologies and focus on industry topics including regulation, innovation, and quality assurance and control.

For further information contact us on:
Tel: +44 1903 731470

Parker Kittiwake at the Marine Propulsion Conference

Parker Kittiwake will be attending and exhibiting at the annual Marine Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery Conference in London from 23-24th April 2014.

The conference, now in its 7th year, will see industry experts addressing the leading issues facing marine engineering today.

We will be showcasing our latest condition monitoring products, including the new cold corrosion test kit and our latest filter range for LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) applications.

For further information contact us on:
Tel: +44 1903 731470

Benefits of the Parker Kittiwake Metallic Wear Debris Sensor

It’s no secret that particles result from wear. That’s why your oil analysis service includes a Spectrometric Analysis and ferrous density report, but what happens should a problem arise between sampling?

The Parker Kittiwake Metallic Wear Debris Sensor goes beyond the scope of normal wear debris sensors. Here are just a few of its benefits:

Unbeatable detection range
The Metallic Wear Debris Sensor provides readings not only for ferrous metals but also for non-ferrous metals. The sensor is able to tell you not just the number of particles which pass through your system, but also the size and metallic composition.

Real-time monitoring
Our sensor goes beyond normal protection systems, allowing you to monitor in real-time. With the sensor you’ll be able to take immediate action on the first indication of change, thereby preventing all types of failures which can occur between traditional sampling.

Adaptable to your lubrication system
The sensor is extremely adaptable and can be mounted within almost any lubrication system, on any type of machine. By using proven inductive coil technology, combined with smart algorithms to provide a particle size distribution count, the sensor measures ferrous and non-ferrous metals resulting from the wear debris within the lubricant, placing the user in control. The severity of the problem increases with an escalation in the production of larger wear debris particles.

Easily integrated
With both digital and analogue outputs, the sensor can be easily integrated into existing condition monitoring and operating control systems, putting the user in control. Whether it’s checking the health of the machine or alerting to changing wear patterns, the sensor provides instant information, complementing existing laboratory oil analysis programmes and helping the user make informed decisions concerning maintenance planning.

For further information contact us on:
Tel: +44 1903 731470

Benefits of the Parker Fluid Property Sensor

Parker’s Fluid Property Sensor provides a unique solution for the continuous monitoring of fluid condition.

This cost-effective solution can improve uptime of equipment and lower the cost of ownership. Here are three of the key benefits of the Fluid Property Sensor:

1. No Calibration Required
One of the key advantages of the Fluid Property Sensor (FPS) is that the lengthy calibration process that traditional sensors require is no longer necessary. Traditionally sensors used the ‘fingerprint’ principle, requiring up-front calibration, which takes up to 200 hours to complete. During this time oil can start to age and the calibration is no longer accurate.

2. Continuous Measurement of Fluid Properties
The Parker FPS provides direct measurement of viscosity, density, dielectric constant and temperature of fluids simultaneously.

3. Designed for Mobile Applications
The new Fluid Property Sensor is designed especially for mobile applications in order to provide cost-effective but high quality verification of the hydraulic fluid condition. It is able to provide in-line monitoring of fluids for a wide range of first fit OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) applications and upgrade of installations.

For further information contact us on:
Tel: +44 1903 731470

TBN Test Kit Range Extended

Motorship Magazine featured our updated Digi TBN test kit in January’s issue.

As part of our ongoing research into the problem of cold corrosion we have launched an updated Digi TBN Test Kit, designed to provide a rapid indication of total base number (TBN) depletion in scrape down cylinder lubricants with a base number range up to 100.

Recent guidance from engine manufacturers recommends the use of higher BN lubricants in newer engines to help prevent the damaging effects of corrosive wear, particularly when slow steaming. Therefore, major oil companies are now adding higher BN lubricants to their product portfolios.

Read the full article on The Motorship here.

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Tel: +44 1903 731470

Parker Kittiwake Announce New Cold Corrosion Test Kit

Cold corrosion test kit

Parker Kittiwake is pleased to announce the launch of our new portable Cold Corrosion Test Kit.

A breakthrough in on-board cold corrosion testing, the new portable test monitors the specific levels of corroded iron in used cylinder oil in less than five minutes.

How does Cold Corrosion Occur?
A growing number of ship owners and operators are choosing to run new generation engines in an attempt to reduce fuel costs and meet environmental requirements, causing the problem of cold corrosion to escalate.

Cold corrosion is a costly problem, the acidic corrosion which takes places in the cylinder liner as a consequence often results in the liner needing replacing – a replacement which can cost around $150,000.

Corrosion can be monitored and corrected before any critical damage occurs.

Cold Corrosion Solutions
Wear and costs can be minimised by adjusting the feed rates, which requires knowledge of the exact operating conditions and wear mechanisms within the cylinders.

Parker Kittiwake’s new Cold Corrosion Test Kit delivers accurate results in under five minutes, as opposed to other on-board tests which can take hours. With this new test kit ship owners can gather an accurate picture of the level of corrosive elements present in cylinder oil whilst on-board, without the need to send samples over to a laboratory to be analysed.

Key Features of the Cold Corrosion Test Kit

  • Excellent correlation between field measurements and lab Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) results (see graph)
  • Monitors products of corrosion that cannot be detected magnetically
  • Provides early warning that cold corrosion is underway
  • Gives a running commentary on internal corrosion as the operator adjusts the cylinder liner jacket temperature or oil feed rate
  • When used in conjunction with the Parker Kittiwake LinerSCAN, it is possible to monitor abrasive and corrosive wear independently
  • Each test is simple, cost effective and quick (less than 5 minutes) to complete

For further information contact us on:
Tel: +44 1903 731470

Parker Kittiwake products to feature at Nor Shipping 2013


Kititwake Bunker Samplers

From the 4th to 7th June, Parker Kittiwake will be featuring a selection of products at Nor Shipping, the leading maritime exhibition and conference, taking place in Oslo.

Visit us on the Parker Hannifin stand E02-15 to see, not only Parker’s Kittiwake’s condition monitoring and sampling solutions, but also Parker Hannifin’s range of motion and control technology.

We hope to see you there!

Introducing the ANALEXpqL Stacker

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Parker Kittiwake is pleased to announce the launch of the new ANALEXpqL Stacker.

Designed specifically for oil analysis laboratories, the ANALEXpqL boasts the most accurate means of detecting and measuring ferrous wear debris in lubricating oils, hydraulic oils and greases.

NOW AVAILABLE: The ANALEXpqL Stacker offers the user a host of benefits:

  • Enables user to automatically perform 20 sample pot measurementsKitt-Parker 5
  • Double magazines enable unattended measurements
  • Unique locking mechanism holds pots in place in the magazine until loaded onto the ANALEXpqL
  • Compact stand means the instrument doesn’t take up additional and valuable lab space
  • Natural upgrade option for current ANALEXpqA users – allowing faster, automated measurements

This upgrade can be user-installed to add stacker functionality to your existing ANALEXpqL.

For further information contact us on:

Tel: +44 (0) 1903 731470

Parker Kittiwake exhibiting condition monitoring offering at Maintec 2013

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From the 5th – 7th March, Parker Kittiwake will be exhibiting at Maintec, the UK’s premier show for maintenance and asset management, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.

Parker Kittiwake will be displaying a range of their condition monitoring and acoustic emissions monitoring products on booth H21 in hall 6. Furthermore, Dr Trevor Holroyd, Technical Director at Parker Kittiwake will be speaking on the topic of ‘the application of acoustic emission to detect ineffective lubrication in operating machinery’.

We hope to see you there!