A world’s first, ATEX Zone 1 & 2 Approved Metallic Wear Debris Monitoring

ATEX Particle SensorNEW - The hazardous area Metallic Wear Debris Sensor warns of bearing and gear wear debris at the earliest stage - in hazardous zone applications.

All machines give tell-tale indicators of problems and any change in the wear pattern is going to result in changes in the particle and wear debris levels. That’s why your oil analysis service includes a Spectrometric Analysis and ferrous density (PQ) result. What if a problem arises between scheduled samples?

Particle Sensor

This Sensor goes beyond normal wear and particle debris sensors to offer unparalled size resolution.  Providing real time wear debris count for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  Immediate action on the first indication of change, helping prevent any failure, not just catastrophic failure. It can be mounted within any lubrication system on any type of machine and measures ferrous wear and non-ferrous wear metals, using magnetometry combined with smart algorithms to provide a particle size, speciation, distribution & count. The Parker Kittiwake Ex Particle Content Sensor is the worlds first ATEX Zone 1 & 2 approved sensor.

  • Full Critical Asset Coverage – ATEX and IECEx certified for Zone 1 and 2 applications
  • Reduce Risk – Continuous monitoring of critical/inaccessible equipment
  • Increase Up-Time – Earliest warning of abnormal wear, independent of cause
  • Optimize Service Intervals – Schedule according to machinery condition
  • Rapid Integration – Simple installation and flexible communications


Detection Range: >40 micron (0.04mm) [0.00157 inch] Ferrous Metal, >135 micron (0.135 mm) [0.00531 inch] Non-Ferrous Metallic. Simultaneous quantification of metallic composition, size category and particle count.
Fluid Compatibility: Petroleum, synthetic oils and water/oil emulsions.
Fluid Environment: <10 Bar (145 psi) @ -20 to 55°C (-4 to 149°F), 0.28 m/s (1.3 Litres/minute) to 4.5 m/s (21 Litres/minute), <500cSt @ 40°C
Connections: 3/8” NPT x 12 mm deep Female threads, 10 mm ID x 120 mm L bore
Ambient Temperature: -20°C to 55°C.
Analogue Outputs: 2 x Opto isolated 4-20 mA, 1 x Alarm contacts (0.1 A max), RS232, RS485 Modbus RTU (over RS485), CANopen.
Inputs: +24V DC ±10%.
Options Cable length by special request, Power supply, Stand alone display unit, Cable termination options by special request.
Protection: IP66
ATEX Marking: II 2 G, Ex mb IIB T6, Ta = -20ºC to + 55ºC
IECEx Marking: Ex mb IIB T6, -20ºC < Ta < 55ºC Gb

Ordering Information

Part Number  Description
FG-K18280-EX EX WEAR DEBRIS SENSOR Ex mb llB T6, -20°C < Ta < 55°C