FluidScan Analyzer Features Updated Algorithms

Originally titled 'Handheld Oil Analyzer Features Updated Algorithms'

Spectro Scientific’s FluidScan handheld oil analyzer collects light transmitted through a fluid sample and registers the infrared absorption spectrum.

Spectro Scientific’s FluidScan handheld oil analyzer collects light transmitted through a fluid sample and registers the infrared absorption spectrum.. The analyzer compares spectrum data with a built-in reference library and provides analysis of in-service lubricants. Analysis is said to take less than one minute, users need no special training and the process requires no solvents or cleanup. The analyzer is available in two models: FluidScan 1000 is designed as a standalone unit for fleet operations or oil analysis labs, and FluidScan 1100 is designed to operate on a standalone basis or as part of a Spectro MiniLab configuration.

The analyzers are said to have upgraded digital electronics and fast embedded processors with updated software algorithms that speed the analysis process, according to the company. The resource library is expanded and a water index parameter is said to help users track dissolved water trends in used grease. The algorithms include a fluid integrity parameter that enables users to determine if a substance with a different chemistry is mixed with the lubricant.