Spectro Scientific and Lockheed Martin Corporation have signed an exclusive licensing agreement for Lockheed Martin’s LaserNet Fines® (LNF) fluid imaging and classification technology. The agreement will enable Spectro, a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for fluid and machine condition monitoring, to enhance its present products and develop and manufacture new offerings based on the desktop, off-line version of LNF.

On October 1, 2013, ASTM International approved Test Method D7889, “Standard Test Method for Field Determination of In-Service Fluid properties using IR Spectroscopy.” The approval represents official confirmation that the FluidScan® handheld infrared oil analysis technology from Spectro Scientific meets ASTM guidelines for the analysis of in-service lubricants.

CHELMSFORD, MA – October 2, 2013 – Spectro Scientific, a leading Chelmsford, Mass.-based developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for the industrial performance fluids market, today announced it has purchased Wilks Enterprise, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Wilks, based in Norwalk, Conn. and established in 1995        

Spectro Scientific has introduced a rugged, portable expeditionary fluid analysis system that gives field operators the capacity to perform comprehensive, laboratory quality, lubricant analysis. 

Spectro Scientific has introduced the latest evolution of its SpectroVisc Q3000 series of portable kinematic viscometers that enable immediate determination of lubricant viscosity in the field. The measurement range of the new SpectroVisc Q3050 model extends from 1cSt-680cSt at 40°C; the functionality is the result of a new polished cell that provides the range and performance enhancements. The unit can also calculate 100°C viscosity values with the input of the VI index.        

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.