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Particle
Analysis

Looking for a fast and accurate way to check fluid cleanliness?

Safety & Technical Hydraulics is paving the way in certifying fluid cleanliness with the introduction of an in-house automated filtered membrane analysis service.

The mainstay of the service is the PAMAS FastPatch 2 GO system. The system uses advanced image and microscope automation techniques to provide rapid and accurate results, negating human error factors normally associated with the older, manual methods of microscope membrane analysis.

The system offers valuable project time-efficiency savings by providing accurate results in real-time and outputs data in clear, concise, user-defined end reports.

We are the first company in North East of Scotland to offer this time saving process and have already seen an increase in demand for the service since being adopted across the industry. One major North Sea oil and gas operator hailed the PAMAS FastPatch 2 GO system as the “go-to” testing and certification procedure for its quality control analysis.

The highly-skilled team at Safety & Technical Hydraulics can use the PAMAS FastPatch 2 GO to analyse the cleanliness of fluids used for testing equipment, such as Subsea Valve Assemblies, Umbilicals or any fluid that requires analysis in conjunction with a flushing process.

The PAMAS FastPatch 2 GO system complies with ISO 4407 and can produce high quality images that laser counter methods cannot, helping to flag up potential issues with seal failure, metal contaminate, operator contaminate and other underlying problems that will assist in preventive maintenance.

SERVICE FEATURES:
  • Rapid fluid cleanliness results service providing project-time efficiency savings
  • Accurate real-time data reports delivered
  • Testing and reporting procedure performed by skilled technicians utilising high-tech equipment encompassing laminar flow cabinet, PAMAS FastPatch 2 Go system and dedicated software
  • Certification documentation provided indicating cleanliness class - supported by detailed image analysis when required
  • Potential contamination issues identified
SYSTEM FEATURES:
  • Advanced image analysis delivered through automated microscopic techniques providing accurate contamination results
  • ISO 4407:2002 compliant as an automated filter membrane particle counting and sizing system
  • Provides results to SAE AS 4059, ISO 16232; ISO 4406 and NAS 1638 standards
  • Results can be contained to a user defined area or the entire filter
  • Slide mount for patch to eliminate cross contamination and uneven membrane filter issues
  • Multiple analyses of one sample if required
  • Real-time results including a constantly-updated particle count and contamination class results table
  • Clear and concise, user-defined end reports show full patch analysis overview
  • Image capture available from any area of the filter membrane which can be added to the end report, including size detail
  • Rapid fluid cleanliness results service providing project-time efficiency savings
  • Accurate real-time data reports delivered
  • Testing and reporting procedure performed by skilled technicians utilising high-tech equipment encompassing laminar flow cabinet, PAMAS FastPatch 2 Go system and dedicated software
  • Certification documentation provided indicating cleanliness class - supported by detailed image analysis when required
  • Potential contamination issues identified
  • Dedicated software designed for membrane analysis, able to measure a wide variety of parameters, including the measurement of the particles length, width and area.
  • System includes dedicated laptop preloaded with software required for analysis
  • Optimised LED ring light illumination with polarisation function enabling metallic/non metallic particle detection
  • Specific treatment for particulates in contact with the edge of the image
  • High resolution imaging and compensation for background colour
  • Reduced sample preparation time
  • Motorised X/Y staging with joystick

To discuss your requirements further, please contact us at +44 (0)1224 781555, email sales@sthyd.com or visit our contact page.