PORTABLE KINEMATIC VISCOMETERS
simple to use, fast and accurate results
FluidScan® Q1000 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
This portable IR
spectrometer uses advanced data processing and a built-in oil
application library to deliver immediate, actionable
quantitative results for water, TAN and TBN.
Applications include mineral and synthetic oils used in
• Gear boxes
• Hydraulic systems
• Diesel engines
SpectroFluidscan Q1000 was made possible due to years of
experience and extensive research and development based on our
customer’s need to have an on-site lubricant analysis
capability. FluidScan represents the state-of-the-art in
infrared technology and can be used to quickly check the
condition of lubricants such as hydraulic fluids, engine oils,
turbine oils and gear oils for degradation and the presence of
The Spectro Fluidscan Q1000 is a handheld condition based
maintenance monitor that protects machinery by determining when
a lubricant needs to be changed due to excessive contamination
or degradation. Its detection capabilities can determine
lubrication contamination, degradation and cross-contamination
at the point of use by measuring key oil condition parameters in
both synthetic and petroleum based lubricants and fluids.
FluidScan can readily determine TAN, TBN, oxidation, nitration,
sulfation, additive depletion, incorrect lubricant, water,
glycol, soot and glycerine and FAME in Biodiesels.
The Spectro Fluidscan Q1000 is unique because of its advanced
design and technology, and its exceptional capabilities above
and beyond standard infrared analysis including:
•Ability to measure TAN and TBN with superb correlation compared
to the complex and time consuming titration laboratory methods.
•Multivariate calibrations are applied so that quantitative
readings can be obtained even with complex contaminated samples.
Our research database of commonly used lubricants and
chemometric techniques to automatically subtract the presence of
interferants. The result is better accuracy and quantitative
•Spectra matching software is used to create the best possible
correlation of the unknown sample with different families of
lubricants already in the FluidScan memory. Support from our
applications group is available to create spectra for if no
perfect match is found.
•The patented flip-top cell design allows for the easiest, most
reliable and fastest results. The cell design eliminates the
common problem of fringing effects found in conventional cells.
•The patented flip-top cell is even capable of analyzing
greases, eliminating the need of ATR cells. The design offers an
improved alternative to ATR with better limits of detection,
lower noise and improved repeatability.
•The FluidScan can determine glycerin, TAN, FAME and water for
•The included FluidScan Monitoring Manager database software can
be used to synchronise the FluidScan with a personal computer to
archive, trend and report results.
•Default alarm limits for analytical results are included to
provide warnings of impending problems. They can be customized
and modified to represent local equipment usage and trends.
PORTABLE KINEMATIC VISCOMETERS
The SpectroVisc Q3000 series viscometers are the world's first
truly portable, solvent-free, temperature-controlled kinematic
viscometers, providing high-accuracy measurements for easy
detection of viscosity variations caused by contamination,
mix-up and oil degradation. The devices were designed to
determine kinematic viscosity in the field for applications
where immediate results are essential for determining the health
of critical equipment.
SpectroVisc Q3000 viscometers use a patented split cell design
that enables measurement of kinematic viscosity using only a few
drops (60µL) of oil. The SpectroVisc Q3000 family includes two
•SpectroVisc Q3000 portable viscometer, 10-350 cSt @ 40° C
•SpectroVisc Q3050 portable viscometer, 1-700 cSt @ 40° C
•Viscosity in new or used oils
Benefits and Features
•Direct kinematic viscosity measurement
A measure of a liquid’s flow under the influence of gravity is
provided at a constant temperature, so viscosity can be compared
and trended with prior readings. Requires no density check,
temperature measurement, instrument pre-configuration or
•Split-cell capillary channel
Using a very small sample size; the sampling chamber controls
temperature while infrared sensors measure flow and trajectory,
delivering immediate results.
•Self-contained with high-resolution touch screen, battery
Enables easy operation, in sunlight or low light, drawing
minimal power for a 6-hour battery life. Requires no PC.
•Small sample size
Small sample size of 60µl (about 4 drops) is easy to obtain
without impacting lubricant level. Reduces waste.
•Temperature controlled: 40°C ± 0.1°C
Each sample is held to a constant temperature for consistently
accurate readings without additional pre-test measurements.
•Works with transparent and opaque oils
Provides accurate results for even the dirtiest samples.
•No cleaning solvent necessary
Eliminates worry about solvent disposal in remote locations.
Fewer items to carry.
•Weighs less than 1.8 kg (4 lbs.)
Designed for remote locations, the SpectroVisc Q3000 series
includes a hinged cover that protects the sample chamber and
touch screen while being carried by hand, in a toolbox or in a
Stays charged for more than 6 hours. Built-in universal charger
for use worldwide; region-specific power cable included.
NEXT GENERATION ON-SITE OIL
SYSTEM FOR INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY
Oil analysis provides early
indications of equipment wear mechanisms and identifies the
root causes of corrosion. On-site oil analysis eliminates
the wait associated with sending samples off-site and
enables immediate decision making.
The MiniLab 53 delivers
comprehensive on-site oil analysis, providing immediate
actionable results, saving time and reducing costs. The
MiniLab 53 answers the questions:
The MiniLab 53 seamlessly integrates with the Machinery
Health Manager Oilview software module. Samples, Batches,
Routes or Sample Lists are created in Oilview and downloaded
to the MiniLab 53. Once measurements are made, the data is
automatically transferred to the user database. Highlights
of this system include:
Easy to interpret results
Generates sample and trend reports
Color coded alarm limits prompt
Features & Benefits
Increase equipment availability
by reducing unexpected downtime
and trending of machinery wear and failure
modes allows preventative maintenance before
a catastrophic failure occurs.
Measures oil chemistry, sources of
contamination and machinery wear debris.
Makes it easy to track and trend the key oil
parameters necessary for optimizing
Reduce Maintenance costs
Extends component lifetime through effective
Proactively schedule maintenance based on
the predictive analytics of machine wear,
rather than reacting to unexpected component
Extending oil drain intervals based on oil
Verify new oil is the right oil and fit for use
Features a portable viscometer and FluidScan,
allowing QA testing at the receiving dock
and in-service testing at the machine
Verify that it is the right oil and fit for
Fast, simple and easy to use
Comprehensive oil analysis in less than 10
Can be operated by plant staff, no chemist
Easy to interpret results and maintenance
Generates sample and trend reports
Color coded alarm limits prompt maintenance
MiniLab 53 combines a range of tests into one piece of
Total Ferrous content and
ferrous particle count with size distribution
Classification into cutting, sliding, fatigue, fibers and
Particle count, size,
distribution and ISO codes
Differentiates machine wear from contaminants (silica)
Comprehensive water (dissolved and free)
Total Acid Number
The MiniLab 53
Condition Based Monitoring of
rotating machinery using Core AMS Machinery Health Manager
Incoming inspection of new fluids to insure they are clean
and dry and the proper lubricant
based oil condition monitoring