Airline engineers and mechanics want to know the condition of the system fluid and to receive advance warning of any impending component failure.
The Dirt Alert diagnostic layer provides a simple way of viewing and analysing the debris captured by the main system filter element. It can assist operators in preventative maintenance, both during flight and on the ground during "Green Run" testing.
No restriction on the nature or size of particles detected
Sees full system flow
Interchangeable with Bill of Material filter element
Diagnostic layer can be retained as evidence
Early failure detection reduces component repair/replacement costs
Reduces down-time and unscheduled maintenance
Differentiates characteristic wear debris from normal debris
Augments other engine diagnostic tools
Quicker to inspect than traditional filter elements
Provides record of 'Green Run' engine flushingCan be used in operation or during servicing
How Does it Work?
The 'Dirt Alert' element incorporates a pull-out diagnostic layer of porous medium in conjunction with regular filtration medium. The diagnostic layer can be removed after a certain period in service, or after engine flushing.
The diagnostic layer can be immediately examined on site to observe if there are any large wear debris particles present. If there is any contamination present, this can then be analysed in a number of ways, such as microscopic examination, chemical analysis etc. After the 'Dirt Alert' layer has been removed it can be retained as part of the maintenance record.