Spectro Scientific

Machine condition monitoring for military & aerospace - Aerospace & Air Transport


Machine condition monitoring based on oil analysis has become an essential maintenance practice of military organizations throughout the world. An effective oil analysis program will keep important military assets such as planes, ships, tanks, trucks, and any other oil-wetted machinery in operation by reducing unexpected failures and costly unscheduled downtime. Mission readiness of military equipment is paramount, and proper maintenance can also decrease the long-term expense by minimizing replacement costs and anticipating problems. With cutting-edge technology for laboratory and field analysis, Spectro Scientific can help ensure that military forces are always ready to move.

The three biggest challenges for a military force are readiness, safety and cost. On-site oil analysis addresses all these challenges.


Taking oil samples, sending them to a lab for analysis and then waiting for the results before taking action is not a recipe for fleet readiness. It simply takes too long to get those answers. With assets that might need to be deployed at a moment’s notice, a military force can’t wait days or weeks for answers about their equipment reliability. They need a solution in the field that is quick and easy to use.


If a hydraulic system fails due to oil contamination, people’s lives and valuable equipment are put at risk. No fighting force wants to take unnecessary risks like that. With field deployable oil analysis labs and portable, handheld analyzers, personnel are equipped to run tests themselves and get answers where and when they are needed – in the field. This increases safety for everybody.


Shipping of samples, particularly from remote locations, costs time and money. Lab tests are expensive as well. Performing oil analysis in the field eliminates shipping costs and the cost per test is significantly lower than that charged by oil analysis laboratories. Having the equipment deployed typically leads to more testing as the equipment is readily available. More testing further improves reliability. 

Reliable oil analysis is a critical component of ensuring the reliability of military assets. Our suite of products offers varying degrees of portability depending on the conditions where the technology needs to be deployed.