Industry experts assert that nearly 60 percent of all engine downtime is associated with cooling system problems. Spectro Scientific provides a complete solution for coolant analysis to help pinpoint those cooling system problems early and prevent failures. In spite of its importance, cooling system maintenance is often neglected or overlooked, especially since ELC (Extended Life Coolant) has increased maintenance intervals. All major industries with vehicle fleets or heavy machinery should be interested in evaluating coolant performance.

The Importance of Coolant Analysis

With the exception of tires, the coolant system affects nearly every vehicle component with the potential to overheat. Problems that begin in your cooling system can spread throughout your engine, transmission, or hydraulic system, damaging components, causing pitting and corrosion, clogging passages, and forming deposits. Conversely, particulates and contaminants in the coolant can be an indication of other kinds of problems in the engine. Analyzing the in-service coolant has been proven to optimize reliability, decrease unscheduled downtime, reduce in-service failures and field repairs, establish proper coolant drain intervals, increase component lifespans, and control equipment costs.

Spectro Scientific Solution

Traditional methods need over ten tests and equipment, complex operation, and time-consuming procedures. Spectro Scientific provides a complete solution for coolant analysis with only two instruments (Q100 and CoolCheck). The user-friendly CoolCheck 2 system prints on-site test results in a matter of seconds, and the Q100 contains the smallest rotating disc spectrometer in the world. Both pieces of equipment are developed for the use of non-experts with limited training. A Spectro Scientific representative can explain how our adaptable technology helps monitor cooling system maintenance practices and conditions.

Please see the table below for details about parameters these systems can test: