soot monitor Articles

  • Techniques for Soot in Oil Analysis

    Since no engine is 100% efficient, products other than carbon dioxide and water will be formed during combustion. One such product produced from incomplete combustion is soot. Soot is a mass of mainly carbon particles that are typically spherical in shape. As soot levels rise, the soot particles begin to clump together and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Hydrocarbon in Water Monitors using Fluorescence

    Hydrocarbon in Water Monitors using Fluorescence are capable of detecting hydrocarbons as low as 5 Parts per Billion and as high as 10,000 Parts per Million depending on the application.  Because only the target hydrocarbons will fluoresce, these monitors have no significant affect due to water turbidity (rust, dirt, gas bubbles, soot, etc.).  Fluorescence monitors provide a measurement ...

  • Comparing TGA, FTIR and fixed filter infrared analyzers for measuring soot levels in in-service lubricants

    Measuring soot in diesel engine oil has become more important as soot levels get higher due to exhaust gas recirculation. As soot isone of the key indicators for the condition of the oil, diesel engine maintenance programs performing regular soot checks can realize cost savings by extending drain periods and reducing used oil disposal. TGA (Thermal Gravimetric Analysis) is the traditional method ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Portable IR Analyzer Provides ASTM Field Test Method for Measuring Soot Levels In Diesel Engine Lubricating Oils

    The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks Enterprise, gives users an approved ASTM testing method for measuring the percent level of soot in diesel engine lubricating oils -- ASTM Method D7686-2011 entitled “Test Method for Field-Based Condition Monitoring of Soot in In-Service Lubricants Using a Fixed-Filter Infrared (IR) instrument.” While there is widespread disagreement on used-diesel ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Status of black carbon monitoring in ambient air in Europe

    Black carbon (BC) is increasingly discussed in science and environmental policy areas as an example of an air pollutant that affects both human health and contributes to climate change (e.g. WHO, 2012; UNEP/WMO, 2011; Bond et al., 2013; IPCC, 2013). In order to be able to make comparable measurements of BC in ambient air and to relate BC monitoring to health impacts and climate change it is ...

  • WHO report on diesel fumes puts sharp focus on need for effective monitoring

    The World Health Organisation this month reclassified the dangers of diesel exhaust fumes, upgrading the risk from probably carcinogenic to a definite cause of cancer. The WHO report is based on the findings of research on workers in high risk areas, and puts a sharp focus on the need for effective monitoring in industries such as mining, rail, transportation, construction, power generation and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • E-Guide Measuring Oil Viscosity

    The most important physical property of a lubricating oil is viscosity. Viscosity determines the load carrying ability of the oil as well as how easily it circulates. The correct balance between high viscosity for load carrying and low viscosity for ease of circulation must be considered for any lubricant and its application. ...


    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

  • Measuring water with the Fluidscan fluid condition monitor

    Abstract Water in oil can manifest itself in many forms – from dissolved to emulsified, to free water with oil. How water will be present in a given oil depends on the nature of the oil formulation as well as sample preparation conditions. The FluidScan® mid-infrared spectrometer from Spectro Inc. is designed to monitor the presence of water in all the above scenarios. The device ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Black Carbon – the elephant in the room!

    Traditionally, ambient particulates have been measured gravimetrically according to their size. However, in this article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, will demonstrate that the time has come to change or at least augment the way ambient particulates are monitored and regulated. Air Monitors has supplied most of the UK's ambient monitoring network, but Jim will explain why the ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing in New Cutters - Case Study

    With a motto of “Always Ready,” the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has 11 missions specified by law including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense. The USCG’s newest ships include 22 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) which recently entered service, and 36 more are currently on order. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Reducing Routine Maintenance Costs of Engine Generator Sets with New Portable Oil Analysis Tools - Case study

    What do a hospital, a treatment plant a police station and a remote mine have in common? They have essential assets requiring uninterruptible power, commonly powered by an engine generator as primary or back up power. Engine generators, often termed "gen sets," combine an electrical generator and an engine. They supply electrical power where normal utility power is not readily available or is ...


    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

  • Selected publications by IVU Umwelt staff in English

    Diegmann, V.: Modeling PM2.5 hot-spot concentrations in practical applications from a consultant's view. Workshop "Measurements and Modelling of PM2.5 in Europe", 23.-24.4.2009 in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. Organizers: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). 2009.Diegmann, V.; Gäßler, G.: Air Quality Management - From Traffic Management to Environmental Traffic Management. Abstracts ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Introducing the Knowledge Center

    Want to learn more about analyzing critical fluids like lubrication oil? Check out our NEW Knowledge Center.   Our mission at Spectro Scientific is to enable our customers to always make ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Foundries Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • How Gas Analyzers Can Benefit the Automotive Industry

    Emissions standards imposed upon auto engineering firms in the US could be set to change, as the Environmental Protection Agency reviews the current standards which have been in place since 2012. The EPA are considering redressing the greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles due for production in the model years 2022—2025, citing changing economic circumstances as the ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Checklist for Boiler Maintenance

    Boilers play a crucial role at industrial facilities and it is imperative that they be safely and properly maintained. Routine boiler maintenance can help prevent unplanned shutdowns and outages, increase the efficiency of the boiler and cut operating costs, and ensure that the facility is in full compliance with all laws and regulations governing boiler safety. What follows is a boiler ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Particulate partial flow sampling

    The sampling method of the Sierra Instruments Model BG-3 sets the standard for engine particulate emissions measurement protocols of the future sierra instruments In a study at West Virginia University, evidence showed that the Sierra Model BG-3 partial-flow system is equivalent to full-flow CVS. At the August 2008 DEER conference, the university’s Dr Ben Shade presented a paper evaluating ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

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