Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed-water analysis instrumentation and software, has released an updated and improved version of its SpectrOil M Elemental Analyzer. This military version of the renowned SpectrOil family of oil and fuel analysis spectrometers is the only oil elemental analyzer approved by the US Department of Defense Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP).

As part of the $9.6 million contract the US Navy awarded Spectro in August 2017, the company has enhanced its next generation SpectrOil M to meet demanding environmental and ruggedness specifications, which include a redesign of the analyzer’s mechanical and electrical systems. The upgraded SpectrOil M passed a comprehensive series of military standards or Mil Spec tests, including resistance to vibration, shock, electromagnetic interference and extremes of temperature and relative humidity. A new mechanical option feature was added to the Navy version of the SpectrOil M to pass the shipboard shock specification MIL-DTL-901E, Grade B, Class I, Type A. In addition, the new Navy configuration includes an expanded 30 element JOAP calibration.

 Other improvements include a touch panel controller, Windows® 10 operating system, increased processing power, enhanced ease of use and improved field serviceability features. Software upgrades strengthen security capabilities and improve data merge and export functions.

The SpectrOil M Series analyzer utilizes the Rotating Disc Electrode (RDE) technique to measure trace quantities of dissolved and suspended particulate in natural and synthetic petroleum products. The complete analysis requires no sample preparation and is complete in only 30 seconds. The bench-top analyzer is easily transportable and requires no special operator training.

Spectro Scientific president and CEO Brian Mitchell said, “Spectro Scientific has collaborated with the armed services for more than 30 years. We work closely with the DoD and JOAP organizations to develop and provide tools that enhance readiness and support the military’s mission. These updates to the SpectrOil M continue that collaboration and allow us to improve the products and services we deliver to all of our customers.”

About Spectro Scientific

Spectro Scientific specializes in analytical instrumentation and software for machine condition monitoring. It is one of the largest global suppliers of oil and fuel analysis instruments to industry and the military worldwide. Industry clients include petrochemical, mining and power generation companies as well as commercial testing laboratories. Spectro Scientific’s extensive product offerings include spectrometers for wear metal analysis, lubricant degradation and contamination analyzers, particle analysis instruments, complete turnkey systems for oil and fuel analysis along with the TruVu 360™ enterprise fluid intelligence data management platform.