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P&WC wants volunteers in Brazil for oil analysis trial

Asking customers attending LABACE 2016 to test its advanced monitoring technology.


SAO PAULO, Brazil — Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is hoping to add participants to its oil analysis trial, at LABACE 2016, an aviation conference and exhibition that runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

P&WC, a manufacturer of aircraft engines based in Longueuil, Que., sees its technology advancing engine diagnostics and prognostics to the next level of precision.

“Once the solution reaches maturity in the next 18 to 24 months, it will have the potential to surpass the effectiveness of any existing oil debris monitoring technology,” the aerospace company said in a release.

The highly sensitive technology detects minute particles within engine oil, providing early and precise exposure of deterioration in oil-wetted components and giving detailed information about what is happening inside the engine, without removing it.

More than 1,800 engines are enrolled in the customer trial and P&WC is encouraging operators of its engine-powered aircraft attending LABACE 2016 to join the trial, which will conclude in 18 to 24 months.

They’ll be asked to collect oil samples at regular intervals and send them for analysis in pre-paid shipping envelopes provided by P&WC. Reports with oil analysis results and technology updates will be available at no cost during the trial.

Click here for information about the trial.

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