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Fuel Dilution Using the Q6000 FDM from Spectro Scientific

Fuel Dilution Using the Q6000 FDM from Spectro Scientific

One of the key failure modes of lubricants in internal combustion engines is the presence of fuel contamination in them, which reduces the lubricant’s load carrying ability by lowering its viscosity. [More]
Particle Analysis Using the LaserNetFines Q230 Particle Counter from Spectro Scientific

Particle Analysis Using the LaserNetFines Q230 Particle Counter from Spectro Scientific

Ferrous wear debris analysis on machinery lubrication oils is a key step to monitor the condition of machineries to avoid any catastrophic failure. The analysis of abnormal ferrous content in oils is a proven method. [More]
Elemental Analysis Using the Spectroil Q100 Spectrometer from Spectro Scientific

Elemental Analysis Using the Spectroil Q100 Spectrometer from Spectro Scientific

Using the time-tested technology of rotating disc electrode (RDE) atomic emission spectroscopy, the Spectroil RDE spectrometer performs wear debris analysis, a key analytical process of any oil analysis program. [More]
Using Adhesive Tape Solutions from Tecman for Automotive Weight Reduction

Using Adhesive Tape Solutions from Tecman for Automotive Weight Reduction

The demand for enhanced performance, improved passenger comfort and safety, and lower carbon emissions is ever increasing from both consumers and governments, making weight reduction an integral aspect of vehicle design. [More]
Using Polarization Intensity Differential Scattering (PIDS) for the Sizing of Non-Spherical Sub-Micron Particles

Using Polarization Intensity Differential Scattering (PIDS) for the Sizing of Non-Spherical Sub-Micron Particles

Beckman Coulter offers the LS™ Series multi-wavelength particle size analyzers (Figure 1), which employ a complementary scattering technology for sub-micron particle sizing. This article discusses the application of the PIDS system for the sizing of non-spherical sub-micron particles. [More]

The Calibration of Counters According to the ISO11171-2010 Standard

The official release of the ISO 11171 Standard in December 1999, offered the hydraulic particle counting sector with clear methodology by which a suitable hydraulic particle counter could be characterized completely and calibrated with NIST traceable calibration suspensions and equipment. [More]
Quantifying the Cellular Toxicity Caused by Nanoparticles

Quantifying the Cellular Toxicity Caused by Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), grapheme, and quantum dots (QDs) have unique spectral features that have precise applications in both drug delivery and in vivo imaging. These particles can fluoresce in the biological window which allow for better imaging with enhanced sensitivity. [More]
Analysing Pigment Sizing with Laser Diffraction Analysis

Analysing Pigment Sizing with Laser Diffraction Analysis

Paints and pigments are critical elements of industrial materials. The characteristics of any given paint or pigment are evaluated based on the particle size distribution of the materials. The properties such as color intensity and tinctorial strength are determined by the particle size. [More]
Ensuring Accurate Particle Counting via Correct Sample Preparation

Ensuring Accurate Particle Counting via Correct Sample Preparation

The key contributor to an inaccurate particle counter sampling result is incorrect sample preparation. Even though in industrial areas such as sample testing laboratories, this fact is accepted, the general population misunderstands it. [More]
Yeast Cell Enumeration and Sizing for the Brewing Indust

Yeast Cell Enumeration and Sizing for the Brewing Indust

The Coulter Principle technology is employed in breweries for yeast cell enumeration and sizing. The Multisizer 3 and the Z™ Series instrument models are based on this technology. The article highlights the Z Series models, including the Z2 Analyzer, the Z1 Dual Threshold, and the Z1 Single Threshold. [More]