Condition Monitoring

TechAlert™ 10
Wear Debris Detection Sensor

• Patented Technology
• On-Line, Real Time
• Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metallic debris detection
• Sensitivity down to 50΅ for Ferrous debris
• Data split into 10 size ranges
• Rugged design IP66 Rated
• Low cost – High ROI

The TechAlert 10 is an on-line inductive sensor designed to count and size for both ferrous and non-ferrous wear debris in circulating oil lubrication systems. Metallic particles pass through the sensor causing changes in the inductance of a transducer coil. These changes appear as a frequency shift, allowing discrimination between ferrous and non-ferrous particles, while the signal amplitude indicates particle size and concentration. The data is then displayed in 10 size ‘ranges’ (5 ferrous, 5 non-ferrous) giving greater information to make better decisions. By having an idea of the size of debris it is possible to identify what type of wear/fault is occurring.

The unit uses a patented screening technique to eliminate any false counts caused by air or water bubbles in the lubricating oil system.

By creating a unique signature of the process equipment the TechAlert 10 will give the user early indications of component wear, giving time for pro active maintenance, reducing the risk of catastrophic failure, saving time and money as well as helping to effectively manage a valuable asset.  A prime example of this can be found in our Airtricity Case Study.


• Working Pressure 0 to 10 Bar guage (0 to 145 psi) (0 to 1 MPa)
• Fluid Temperature 0°C to 90°C (32°F to 194°F)
• Flow Rate 0.5 to 4 litres/min (0.13 to 1.06 US gallons/minute)
• Viscosity Viscosity Independent
• Working Fluid Mineral and Synthetic Oil
• Orifice Diameter Internal Diameter 4mm
• Input Voltage 15-24 Volts dc, 85mA
• Main Body Material Die Cast Aluminum
• Pipe Coupling 1/2" BSPP
• Data Storage Memory Backup of Current Reading (EEPROM)
• Data Interface RS232, RS485 and Ethernet*
• Serial Data 2400/4800/9600/19200-auto-detect-baud, 8-bit, 1 stop, no parity

• Serial Protocol Modbus, SNAP

• Connector 7-way Circular Push-Pull Latching Connector
• Diagnostics Internal Software Implemented Self-Diagnostics
• Rating IP66
• EMC Approvals: Emissions tested to BS EN 61000-6-4:2001, EN 55011:1998. Immunity tested to BS EN 61000-6-2:1999, EN 6100-4-2:1995, EN 61000-4-3:1996, EN 61000-4-4:1995, EN 61000-4-6:1996, EN 61000-4-8:1994.

* Additional Hardware Required


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