System EPSILON+ for the measurement of dielectric fluid properties (Conductivity, Permittivity, DDF)
New Challenges in the field of fluid research and electric driveline development
Due to the advancing electro and hybrid mobility, lubricants and operating liquids need to meet new requirements regarding their dielectric properties. Modern synthetic or gear oils are not perfect isolators – even most of the oils used for the classic combustion engine are already characterized by a minimum level of electrical conductivity. This helps to decrease tension once overvoltages occur which are for example caused by static charging within gears.
Electric drives are now literally creating a new field of tension for oils. In the presence of high voltages and high frequencies, knowledge of the complex fluid impedance is useful in order to assess the performance of the respective fluid.
In addition to e-mobility, there are numerous other application areas for the EPSILON+, e.g. the examination of rolling bearing greases. The knowledge of dielectric characteristics such as the relative permittivity or the dissipation factor tan δ is also relevant for the development and operation of transformers and large-scale electro-technical applications in which oils are for example used as a coolant.
With EPSILON+ flucon presents a powerful measuring system for capturing the essential dielectric parameters of fluids.
flucon's latest innovation:
Dielectricity sensor EPSILON+
EPSILON+ is a compact laboratory measuring device that is used for the precise measurement of the complex fluid impedance, based on DIN IEC 60247. The system determines the following parameters:
- Electrical Conductivity
- Relative Permittivity / Dielectric Constant ε r
- Dielectric Dissipation Factor (DDF) tan δ
EPSILON+ // Measurement
EPSILON+ is characterized by its operator convenience. Less than 10 ml fluid quantity are sufficient for the measurement set-up of the screw-in sensor. The sample is filled into the supplied stainless steel container and heated up to the desired test temperature by means of a thermostat (optionally available). Automatic measurement can be conducted as well within a desired temperature range, with increments of your choice.
EPSILON+ // Features
- determination of the complex fluid impedance
- only small samples required (8 ml)
- high accuracy and repeatability
- wear-free stainless steel screw-in sensor
- integrated temperature measurement (PT100)
- optional accessory: thermostat for automatic temperature control of your sample
- evaluation electronics in compact table housing with LC Display
- EPSILON+ PC software for control and measurement evaluation included
Optional thermostat for automatic sample temperature control
We also offer different suitable thermostats, which can be controlled automatically by the EPSILON+ device and quickly set up whatever sample temperature you desire for measurement:
- OMEGA dry thermostat (standard, as shown below): RT to 180°C
- Julabo fluid thermostat with heat exchanger vessel for additional cooling: -20°C to 180°C
E is for enhancement.
You would like enhance your knowledge about the electrical behaviour of your oils and equipment?
We offer a compact and comprehensive system for dielectric analysis of your fluids.
|Dimensions sensor||D = 38 mm, H = 115 mm|
|Sample quantity||8 ml|
|Materials||Stainless steel, polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polyimide|
|Temperature measurement||PT 100, +/- 0,1°C deviation|
|Temperature range||-20°C to 180°C|
|Sample temperature control||electric thermostat optionally available (controlled by EPSILON+)|
|Electrical conductivity - measuring range||0 nS/m to 600 μS/m|
|Electrical conductivity - resolution||0,02 nS/m|
|Relative permittivity - measuring range||1 to 10|
|Dielectric dissipation factor - measuring range||0 to 10.000|
|Dielectric dissipation factor - resolution||0,003|
|Measuring time||approx. 15 s|
|Power supply||110-240 VAC|
|Energy consumption||max. 30 W|
|Dimensions aluminum housing (WxHxD)||235 x 150 x 370 mm|
|Display||blue LCD, 4 x 16 digits|
|Data communication (PC)||RS-232 (adaptable to USB), EPSILON software for WINDOWS included|