FluidScan® 1000 Series - Handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer

 

FluidScan is a handheld Infrared analyzer for lubricant and grease condition and contamination monitoring

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The FluidScan® 1000 series handheld Infrared oil analyzer 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”.

Dedicated Direct Infrared Spectrometer

  • No moving parts, designed for handheld and field use applications
  • Multivariate calibration with unique oil-specific algorithms

Easy to use

  • Needs just one drop of oil and one minute to test
  • No solvents required to clean
  • Color-coded, user adjustable alarm limits

Determine when in service oil not fit for use 

  • Direct immediate measurement of water, TAN and oxidation for lubricants used in gearboxes, turbines and hydraulic systems 
  • Also measures TBN, water, glycol, soot, additive depletion and oxidation for engine oil

Highly repeatable and reproducible results

    • ASTM D7889 Compliant – “Standard Test Method for Field Determination of In-service Fluid Properties Using IR Spectroscopy”
    • Excellent 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

    Comprehensive Fluid Library and application Categories

    • Over 850 fluids for immediate operation
    • Full application library based on equipment use

    Applications include:

    • Mineral and synthetic oils used in gear boxes, engines, transmissions
    • Hydraulic systems, turbines and other machinery components
    • Biodiesel/Fuel
    • Quality assurance of new oils

    Innovative water and fluid indentity methods

    • Patented total water algorithm for both dissolved and free water
    • Solvent free alternative to Karl Fischer titration
    • Water index for grease condition monitoring
    • Fluid integrity to determine fluid mix ups


    Operating Principle

     

    Innovation in hardware and calibration

    At the core of the FluidScan is a patented, mid-infrared spectrometer with grating optics and a linear detector array. The spectrometer collects the infrared light transmitted through the fluid in the flip top cell into a waveguide. The waveguide then carries the light to a prism-like diffraction grating that reflects the light into a high-performance array detector which registers the infrared spectrum of the fluid. It provides more than adequate spectral range, resolution and signal-to-noise ratio for the rapid analysis of in-service lubricants.

    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 MiniVisc 3050 Portable Viscometer.

    Fluid Manager desktop application provides:
    • Report capability
    • Device synchronization
    • Data backup
    • Asset Manager database
     
    One of the advantages of the FluidScan over laboratory FTIR is its ability to report absolute quantitative results for critical properties such as TAN and water contaminations for industrial lubricants or TBN, water, glycol, and soot for engine oils. Click here to view the different parameters provided by FluidScan depending on the oil type. 


    The FluidScan® classifies fluids into groups called families based on their chemical makeup, usage and spectral signature. The spectrum of all fluids in each family changes in a similar way with a given amount of degradation or contamination. Family-specific algorithms are assigned that accurately quantify these amounts. These algorithms yield quantitative results for the most critical properties of the most common oil types. Multivariate calibrations are applied so that quantitative readings can be obtained, even with complex, contaminated Samples.  Click here to view the different Multivariate Calibrations

    Product Models

    PN


    FluidScan 1000


    FluidScan 1100

    Default library One free library from FL364 to FL371 at time of purchase Industrial
    Upgradable to full library Yes Yes
    Total water license Optional Optional
    Route base analysis No Yes
    OilView Interface No Yes
    TruVu 360 Device Console Interface No Yes
    Intended application Fleet, marine, military, aerospace, fuel QC Industrial manufacturing plants, power plants

     

     
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    Article: Alternatives to Karl Fischer Titration
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    Datasheet Fluidscan 1000 series
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    Case Study: United States Coast Guard Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing
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    Application Note: Measuring Water Concentration Tips
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    Datasheet Fluidscan application library
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    White paper: Fluidscan Overview
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    White paper: Fluidscan Design Considerations
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    White paper: Using Infrared Spectroscopy for determination of TAN and TBN in machinery lubrication oils
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    Application Note: Fluidscan total water measurement
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    Case Study: Fluidscan used in Waste Water Treatment Plants
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    Case Study: Fluidscan for Naval ship maintenance
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    Case study: Fluidscan helps vessel owners reduce cost
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    Article: Reducing Routine Maintenance Cost of Engine Generator Set
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    Article: Oil Analysis Portable Solutions for Preventing Expensive Repairs
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    Article: Alternatives to Karl Fischer Titration
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    Datasheet Fluidscan 1000 series
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    Case Study: United States Coast Guard Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing
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    Application Note: Measuring Water Concentration Tips
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    Datasheet Fluidscan application library
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    White paper: Fluidscan Overview
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    White paper: Fluidscan Design Considerations
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    White paper: Using Infrared Spectroscopy for determination of TAN and TBN in machinery lubrication oils
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    Application Note: Fluidscan total water measurement
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    Case Study: Fluidscan used in Waste Water Treatment Plants
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    Case Study: Fluidscan for Naval ship maintenance
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    Article: Reducing Routine Maintenance Cost of Engine Generator Set
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    Article: Oil Analysis Portable Solutions for Preventing Expensive Repairs
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