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Real time Optoelectronic Sensors for Electro-Actuator Hydraulic Fluid Contamination Monitoring

Project description

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Inspecting aircraft hydraulic fluids for degradation

Early detection of oil contaminants could improve the service life of hydraulic components in aircrafts. The EU-funded project FluidER is developing a novel in-line sensor that should keep the aircraft’s electro-hydraulic actuator working its best with regular fluid checks. Merging heterogeneous sensors will help identify different types of hydraulic fluid contamination. These include changes in the physicochemical fluid properties (viscosity, density, moisture, colour or temperature) or the presence of particulates and water infiltration. The advanced new tool should reduce wear of hydraulic components by ensuring that their hydraulic fluids are always clean and clear.

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FUNDACION TEKNIKER

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Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 352 545

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ELEMENT MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY SEVILLE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 145 906,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 831998

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 560 982,50

  • EU contribution

    € 498 451,25

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FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain