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 Inc. (Chelmsford, MA) enables users to determine when oil is no longer fit for use due to liquid contamination or degradation, says the company. The compact instrument can provide 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.
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