Eliminating uncertainty in oil condition.

The FluidScan® Q1000 provides direct quantitative measurement of a lubricant’s condition and plays an important role in Machine Condition Monitoring (MCM) for proactive and predictive maintenance in Reliability Management programs. It determines when oil needs to be serviced due to degradation of the oil chemistry or contamination by other fluids such as water or the wrong oil. It is compliant with ASTM D7889 “Standard Test Method for Field Determination of In-Service Fluid Properties Using IR Spectroscopy”.

It also fulfils the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (NESHAP RICE) requirements for  extending oil change intervals in engines and back-up generators when used in conjunction with the Spectro Q3050 Portable Viscosmeter.

This portable IR spectrometer uses advanced data processing and a built-in oil application library to deliver immediate, actionable quantitative results for water, TAN and TBN.

Applications include mineral and synthetic oils used in machinery components:

  • Gear boxes
  • Compressors
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Turbines
  • Transmissions
  • Diesel engines

Features & Benefits

Analytical Test

ASTM Compliance

  • ASTM D7889 Compliant - “Standard Test Method for Field Determination of In-service
  • Fluid Properties Using IR Spectroscopy”
  • High correlation to KF water, TAN and TBN laboratory tests
  • Reproducibility and repeatability comparable to benchtop FTIR method ASTM E2412
  • Data analysis compliant to ASTM E1655
  • High correlation to KF water, TAN and TBN laboratory tests
  • Reproducibility and repeatability comparable to benchtop FTIR method ASTM E2412
  • Data analysis compliant to ASTM E1655

Easy to use

  • Needs just one drop of oil and one minute to test
  • No solvents required to clean
  • Color coded alarm levels

Comprehensive Fluid Library

  • The Q1100 is available with over 500 fluids in the on-board Oil Library for immediate, out-of the-box operation, and additional oils can be added to the oil library by the end-user.
  • Results for critical properties such as TAN, Oxidation and water contamination for industrial lubricants and TBN, water, oxidation,nitration,sulfation, glycol and soot for engine oils.


Fluid Manager desktop application provides:

  • Report capability
  • Device synchronization
  • Data backup
  • Asset Manager database

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