Vaisala HUMICAP® Moisture in Oil Probe MMP8 enables fast and reliable measurement of moisture in oil. It uses the proven Vaisala HUMICAP® sensor, which was developed for demanding dissolved moisture measurements in transformer and lubrication oils, hydraulic fluids, and other liquids.
MMP8 measures dissolved moisture in oil in terms of the water activity (aw), relative saturation (%RS), and temperature (T). Water activity or relative saturation indicate directly whether there is a risk of free water formation. This data is relevant in lubrication oil applications where detecting water ingress and preventing free water formation is crucial. The measurement is independent of oil type and age.
MMP8 can also output ppm, the average mass concentration of water in oil. Vaisala has this conversion readily available for specific oils, including mineral transformer oil. This allows continuous measurement of ppm concentration in power transformer condition monitoring.
- Temperature measurement range −40 … +180 °C (−40 … +356 °F)
When installed with an optional ball valve kit, MMP8 is ideal for installation into processes where the probe needs to be installed or removed while the process is running. Probe installation depth is adjustable. Pressure fitting options are ISO 1/2" and NPT 1/2". MMP8 is delivered with a manual pressing handle that allows the probe to be pushed against process pressure.
For more information on using the probe with the ball valve, see Ball Valve Kit (BALLVALVE-1) Installation Guide (M212837EN).