oil analysis instrument Articles

  • New Oil Analysis Handbook

    Third edition contains more How To articles and more case studies It has been more than two years since we published the first edition of the Oil Analysis Handbook. Our original goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. Each edition ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Overview of Fluidscan Handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer

    Oil analysis is a critical predictive maintenance technology. Service or reliability profes-sionals, whether managing a truck or locomotive fleet, a marine vessel or fixed assets in an industrial plant, rely on oil analysis information to schedule maintenance actions. The need to continuously improve uptime and reduce maintenance costs demands in situ oil analysis results for better ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • MicroLab Series – Fully Automated Oil Analyzer

    Introduction The MicroLab 1 is a fully automated, bench-top analyzer specifically designed for the analysis of oil samples to provide comprehensive analytical and diagnostic results of engine, generator, gearbox, hydraulics, power steering and transmission fluids. The MicroLab was developed to bring oil analysis capability to any company that maintains equipment and seeks to ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • A quick guide to oil analysis for engine test applications

    Reliability testing is a very important component of new engine development. Engineers need to fully understand and chart the engine lifetime performance under a variety of conditions before mass production may be considered. Many important performance data parameters are collected in real time through the many different types of sensors that are connected to the engine in the test cell and oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Portable solution for preventing expensive repairs - Case Study

    Portable oil analysis solutions empower ship maintainers to act fast in preventing failure Marine operators have known why oil analysis is a critical part of a good maintenance program for quite some time, and they practice it with combinations of onboard test kits and shoreside analysis laboratories commonly provided by the lubricant supplier. Slow steaming, long component ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Spectro Scientific`s Third Edition Of The Oil Analysis Handbook

    It has been over two years since the publication of the first edition of Spectro Scientific’s In-Service Oil Analysis Handbook. Our goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. In-service oil analysis for condition based maintenance covers a wide ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The way forward - Case Study

    Vessel owners continue to seek ways to reduce operational and maintenance costs in an era of variable demand and increased environmental regulations Oil analysis is a critical shipboard tool for the early detection of problems that have the potential to damage vital systems and for enabling the efficient allocation of maintenance resources. Current onboard tests typically duplicate lab-based ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Portable oil analysis solutions empower ship maintainers to act fast in preventing failure - Case study

    Marine operators have known why oil analysis is a critical part of a good maintenance program for quite some time, and they practice it with combinations of onboard test kits and shoreside analysis laboratories commonly provided by the lubricant supplier. Slow steaming, long component lead times, constant switchovers from HFO to lowsulfur fuel, and high and low BN lubricants means having an ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Slick performer - Portable oil analysis solutions empower ship maintainers to act fast in preventing failure

    Marine operators have known why oil analysis is a critical part of a good maintenance program for quite some time, and they practice it with combinations of onboard test kits and shoreside analysis laboratories commonly provided by the lubricant supplier. Slow steaming, long component lead times, constant switchovers from HFO to lowsulfur fuel, and high and low BN lubricants means having an ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Lower Maintenance Costs: Large Municipality Uses Point of Care Oil Analysis to Significantly Reduce Costs

    A large municipality located in the northwestern United States operates a fleet of over 1,700 vehicles and over 3,000 pieces of motorized equipment which it uses for critical everyday functions. As you can imagine, maintenance on this equipment is expensive with oil changes alone costing in excess of $3 million dollars annually when done at set intervals. The municipality recognized that they ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 5 Reasons Why Point of Care Oil Analysis Makes Sense Now

    Point of care oil analysis is now established and accelerating as companies find reliability improvements and cost savings. In a recent reliability survey, between 60 to 70% of industrial facilities employ oil analysis as an important component of their reliability programs. Oil analysis gives a snapshot of machinery ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Guide to Measuring Particles in Oil

    Particle counting is a critical aspect of any machine conditioning program and there are many tools out there available to monitor and track the quantity and severity of the contamination, be it due to external contamination or machine wear. Wear_Particles.png The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Guide to Particle Measurement Techniques

    Background Particle counting is a critical aspect of any machine conditioning program and there are many tools out there available to monitor and track the quantity and severity of the contamination, be it due to external contamination or machine wear. The specific application and type of particles will often govern what is the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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