The oil analyzer BALTECH OA-5000 is designed to check oil condition by measuring its changes in dielectric constant, caused by contamination, oil degradation and wear of components. Since the dielectric changes are directly related to the contamination level and degradation of the oil, their values allow the user to achieve longer intervals between oil changes and immediately detect increased mechanical wear and loss of the oils lubricating properties. This specially refers to motor oil, as well as to gearbox and lubricating oil. Oil and lubricant analysis is one of the most efficient methods of non-destructive testing.
Usually the oil contamination is caused by oxidation and acid buildup acid. This occurs during the normal running of an engine and is shown up as a gradual increase in readings over a period of time. Other contaminants occur because of excessive wear or mechanical failure, the main elements of which are dirt, soot, fuel, wear, antifreeze and metal particles. These elements give a marked increase in the device readings and will give immediate warning of a possible failure.
Since BALTECH OA-5000 measures changes in oil dielectric properties of used oil in comparison with unused one, first the oil analyzer should be calibrated with clean oil of the same type. Then the oil analysis is conducted.
BALTECH OA-5000 is a portable system, which allows to perform oil analysis within 2 minutes and can be an alternative to long-term laboratory tests.
|Tested oil type||Mineral and synthetic oil|
|Repeatability||Better than 95%|
|Indication||Color (green/red) + numeric value (from -999 to +999)|
|Battery||9 V, alkaline battery, IEC 6LR61|
|Battery life||150 hours or 3000 tests|
|Dimensions||250x95x32 mm (9,8x3,7x1,3inch)|
|Weight||385 g (14 oz)|