QMI – Oil Mist Detection Systems Win Type Approval From LR



QMI, who pioneered in developing the Oil Mist Detection using Nephelometry has been acknowledged by Lloyd’s Register.

Quality Monitoring Instruments (QMI), manufacturer of premium engine & atmospheric oil mist detection systems, has received Type Approval certification from classification society Lloyd’s Register for its engine oil mist detection system.

Followed by the ABS certification in 2014, LR class has been certified after the calibration testing of QMI’s Multiplex and Triplex products.  Test has been carried out in compliance with stringent IACS M67 protocol. These tests are exceptionally complicated.  The tests verify the functionality and effectiveness of Multiplex and Triplex systems in detecting oil mist concentrations of between 0.05 and 2.0mg/l to an accuracy of ±10%.

QMI, unlike other manufacturers, has pioneered in using Nephelometry as way of detecting oil mist.  Usually light obscuration technology is the way of detecting oil mist.  By employing Nephelometry, the safety and reliability factors are to the core.  Conventional oil mist detectors are susceptible to spurious alarms and respond slowly to oil mist changes, but the pioneered technology is pre-calibrated and performs better than embedded bearing temperature sensors.  This technology is reported to stop major fires and explosions before they happen.

QMI systems are protecting the World’s Leading Shipping companies including A P Møller Maersk, Princess Cruises, BP Shipping, Shell, Carnival Cruises, Teekay and Wallenius Lines.

Source: Quality Monitoring Instruments (QMI)


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