For the past 4 weeks, our digital IoT webservice DAPONA has been monitoring the condition of the engine oil of a biogas plant at the Schempp farm in Pfullendorf on Lake Constance. The oil condition is now visible in real time and DAPONA indicates when the next oil change is due.
The engine oil can now be used until it actually reaches the end of its life, rather than according to rigid intervals.
Initial results show that oil change intervals can be doubled without the risk of engine damage. This means several thousand euros saved each year, and a reduction in the CO2 footprint.
To do this, a sensor for measuring engine oil quality and temperature was attached to a blind plug in the engine, which sends engine oil data to DAPONA around the clock. Without an app, wifi or internet access.
DAPONA records the measured values 24 hours a day and continuously calculates the remaining useful life until the next oil change.
In addition, DAPONA automatically triggers multi-level alarm calls if any deviations in oil quality occur.
DAPONA also sends a daily report every day in which all events of the last 24 hours are logged.