Focus On

Total Health Management of Fluid Power and Lubrication Systems

Parker Kittiwake introduces Cold Corrosion Test Kit

The Cold Corrosion Test Kit from Parker Kittiwake allows ship owners and operators to obtain an accurate picture of the level of corrosive elements present in cylinder oil, potentially preventing critical damage before it occurs. The kit provides accurate results on-board in less than five minutes, negating the need to send samples to a laboratory to be analysed.

The test kit goes beyond other cold corrosion tests, which only give a total iron figure, providing users with an accurate measure of the parts per million (PPM) value of Fe2+ and Fe3+ compounds in used scrape down oil. Using a colour-matching test the Parker Kittiwake Cold Corrosion Test Kit alters the colour of an oil sample, indicating the concentration of non-ferrous iron compounds. The resulting colour is matched to a reference colour wheel that provides a measurement of the corrosive wear present in the sample.

When used in conjunction with ferro-magnetic analysers, such as Parker Kittiwakes LinerSCAN or the Shell Analex Alert, the exact wear conditions within the cylinder chamber can be monitored.

For further information regarding this, or any other Focus On article please email

Back to Articles

Hydraulic Filter Selector

PARFIT™ Element Selector

Parker Toolkit