Spectro Scientific, a global supplier of oil and fuel analysis instruments to industry and the military, has been awarded a U.S. patent for an innovative flip- top sample head for infrared spectrometers used in fluids analysis.
Lubrication abnormalities are a major cause of equipment downtime and failure. To prevent those costly occurrences, the FluidScan Q1100 handheld infrared oil analyzer from Spectro Scientific enables users to determine when oil is no longer fit for use due to liquid contamination or degradation. The compact instrument provides direct, immediate measurement of water, total acid number (TAN), oxidation, glycol, total base number (TBN) and other parameters via Spectro’s patented Direct Infrared Spectroscopy (DIR) technology. DIR operates without wet chemistry and requires no solvents; only one drop of oil is needed for analysis. In addition, the unit’s patented flip-top design speeds test preparation and cleanup.
Earlier this month Spectro Scientific’s Product Engineering Manager Mr. Thomas Barraclough presented a white paper entitled Connecting Elemental Analysis to Particulate Count: A New Technique to Detect Failures at the Oil Doc Conference in Bavaria, Germany. The paper was co-authored by Spectro’s Director of Product Management Daniel Walsh.
Spectro Scientific, one of the largest worldwide suppliers of oil and fuel analysis instruments to industry and military markets, has launched a website dedicated to its customers and prospects in China, at www.spectroinc.com.cn.