Helping prevent system failure or unscheduled downtime
Debris in the lubricating system resulting from component damages can cause irreversible system failure (e.g. of the gearbox or engine), which generates high costs to the operators.
Meggitt’s oil debris monitoring system, made of strategically located magnetic chip detectors in the oil system and a monitoring and power unit called the Chip Detector Power Unit CDPU), detects metallic particles in the lubricating oil. The system either burns the metallic parts, with or without a pilot command, or alerts the crew by illuminating a light in the cockpit for further investigations on the ground.
Our oil debris monitoring systems are widely used on gas turbine engines and various fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft gearboxes to prevent system failure or unscheduled downtime.