Parker Integrated Particulate Monitor (IPM™)

Fuel Particle Contaminant Analyzer for Fixed Installation

Parker Velcon Integrated Particulate MonitorParker Velcon’s IPM™ Series represents the most up-to-date technology in solid particle contamination analysis. The IPM is a compact, permanently-mounted laser-based particle detector module that provides a cost-effective solution to fluid management and contamination control.

The IPM-200 Series measures particle contamination continuously utilizing the Parker icountPD (iPD) technology, updates the display, and outputs ISO code values to an RS-232, CAN bus, or Cellular Data Acquisition Module.

The IPM-100 Series are design for integration into existing control systems.

The laser based, leading-edge technology is a cost effective market solution to fluid management and contamination control.

Parker Velcon Integrated Particulate MonitorBenefits

  • Independent online monitoring of system contamination trends
  • Cost effective solution in monitoring fuel cleanliness and reducing machine downtime
  • LCD display with alarm output warnings (IPM-200 Series)
  • Continuous performance for dependable analysis
  • Diesel, kerosene fuel compatible construction
  • Self-diagnostic software
  • PC/PLC integration technology using Data Acquisition RS-232 or CANBUS output
  • CANBUS or RS-232 output to customer supplied control systems
  • Reporting interval through visual display

Principle of operation

The IPM measures particle contamination continuously updates the display, output options and limit relay every second, and does not perform a “one-off” test. This means that even if the Measurement Period is set to 60 seconds, the display, output and limit relay all report the presence of dirt in the oil in just a few seconds—it does not wait until the end of the Measurement Period before reporting the result.

The IPM has just one setting to control the accuracy, stability and sensitivity of the measurements and that is the “Measurement Period.” This can be set from five seconds to 180 seconds. The longer the Measurement Period, the more contaminant is measured, averaging out any spikes seen on a smaller sample. The shorter the Measurement Period the more sensitive the IPM is to variation of contaminant level, but also the performance on clean systems can be reduced. Thus, the user can select how sensitive the IPM is to spikes of contaminant, and how quickly it responds to contamination levels above the set point (“limits”).

The Measurement Period is factory set to 60 seconds, updated on a second by second basis, giving an effectively continuous readout of the level of contamination.