Importance of gas content in fluids

Significance of gas dispersed in engines and machine components

Engines, gear boxes and other machine components generally require suitably designed lubricants, hydraulic fluids or similar working fluids. The type and the quality of those operating materials are of fundamental importance for the functioning of the overall system. Dispersed gas within the working medium can have a significantly negative impact and can cause severe interruptions, as it changes the major thermo-physical properties: besides the viscosity, particularly the density, the compressibilty and the thermal conductivity of the operating medium are decisively affected. An inline-system for the continuous determination of gas concentration is therefore a crucial tool for the evaluation of the functionality of plant and plant components and is essential for their improvement.

Visualization of examplary gas contents in 15W-40 (each generated with flucon's FOAM)


Significance of dispersed gas for the manufacturing and processing of foams, adhesives, cosmetics and food products

Other fields of application are: the processing of foams, aerogels, foamed adhesives, cosmetic or food products. Here, the gas concentration is generally a key quality factor, and an inline-system for the continuous determination of gas concentration is a crucial tool for the monitoring and optimizing of the gas concentration of the corresponding fluid during the development or during production.