Engines are the main part of power plants and decks sea transport facilities. The performance of the engine depends upon the good condition of the components. The failure of engine components could be reduced by using condition-monitoring techniques. These are including vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and engine used oil analysis.
The aim of this research is to reduce the failures of engine components by analyzing the used oil. Oil is the life-blood of engines. Much as if doctors assess human health through blood analysis, engine components can be monitored in much the same manner. Analysis is done for various properties like Viscosity, Total Base Number (TBN), Total Acid Number (TAN), Ash Content, Flash Point, Water Content, Contamination, and Wear Metal particles, which used to monitor the wear rate of engine components.
The results of the study showed that the intervals of oil replacement based on the oil quality instead of the fixed running hours extend the intervals of oil replacement and achieve the targeted five thousand hours, resulting in reducing maintenance total cost. In condition monitoring, the study figured out the healthiness of engine internal components and no any potential failures are detected.
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