WiO sensor limits engine corrosion risk

Rivertrace Smart WiO Sensor At 50% humidity the WiO Sensor shows a pre-alarm. Credit: Rivertrace

Ship operators can proactively limit the risk of engine and machinery corrosion with a new water in oil sensor that continuously monitors dissolved water content in oil.

Rivertrace’s new Smart WiO uses capacitive measurement of absorbed water in oil with continuous monitoring. The Smart WiO Sensor continuously monitors water content value as % humidity taking consideration of the oil temperature. The sensor also measures the saturation of the oil independently from the oil type and oil age.

“Rivertrace is committed to ensuring that the marine industry has the right tools to measure Water in Oil and limit the risk of engine corrosion and premature wear with our solution the new Smart WiO Sensor,” said Gillian Peden, Rivertrace business development manager.

Prevention and monitoring

The Smart WiO sensor is intended to be used for preventative maintenance protocols and condition-based monitoring for lubricating and hydraulic oil, detecting water presence to avoid costly damage and premature wear with early warnings from pre-set alarms.

At 50% humidity the WiO Sensor shows a pre-alarm allowing the crew to take preventative actions to reduce the water content. At 90% humidity the main alarm is triggered alerting crew before any free water is present in the oil.

Water in oil content has traditionally been measured by test kits which detect free water in lubricating oil or emulsion from 100.02% humidity. However, any water content values measured exceeding 100% humidity indicate that free water is already present and causing harm.

Latest Press Releases

MS Amlin Yacht release Episode 1 of ’80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’ on 17th March

To celebrate the actual date of their Brand Ambassador, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s 80th birthday, MS ... Read more

MS Amlin Yacht Create ‘80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox- Johnston’ Video Series

To celebrate the 80th birthday of their Brand Ambassador, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, MS Amlin Yacht, t... Read more

Fairline Yachts opens new commercial marine facility Hythe Shipyard

Luxury British yacht builder, Fairline Yachts, has announced the opening of a new commercial shipyar... Read more

WesCom Signal and Rescue renews contract with Powerhaul International

The world’s leading supplier of marine distress signals, WesCom Signal and Rescue has confirmed a ne... Read more

Trade Events 2019

Marking the start of the 2019 season Sailforce will once again take to the road next week to bring t... Read more

Shakespeare Marine’s innovative inflatable emergency VHF antenna wins Product of the Year 2019

World leader in marine antenna design, Shakespeare® Marine, has been announced as winner of Product ... Read more

View all