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ENOC and BHGE announce co-development of lubricant monitoring system

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Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE) has announced an agreement with Emirates National Oil Co. (ENOC) to co-develop VitalyX, a real time lubricant monitoring system.

VitalyX can be deployed in multiple industries using large machinery, and the cloud-based system is designed to detect and measure lubricant properties in real time while simultaneously converting the data into actionable insights.

ENOC, which will not only co-develop but has also signed the first order for VitalyX, announced the project with BHGE leaders at BHGE’s Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy.

Lubrication oil is the lifeblood of many machines and assets, and it not only protects those assets but also can be used to determine the overall health of a system. Monitoring lubricants helps safeguard end users’ and operators’ equipment by offering predictive maintenance. Without continuous monitoring, catastrophic failures due to fluid issues are a reality; for example, the cumulative cost of a top drive gearbox failure due to fluid loss can be up to US$1 million.

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