FluidScan Q1000 Handheld Lubricant Condition Monitor From Spectro Scientific Incorporated

Fluidscan Q1000 from Spectro Scientific. is the outcome of extensive research and development of the company to provide an on-site lubricant analysis capability to its customers.

The SpectroFluidscan Q1000 is equipped with the sophisticated infrared technology for the rapid analysis of the condition of lubricants including engine oils, gear oils, turbine oils, and hydraulic fluids for degradation and the presence of contaminants. The handheld condition based maintenance monitor protects machinery by detecting the time to change oil that is degraded or contaminated.


With its advanced technology and design, the SpectroFluidscan Q1000 handheld lubricant condition monitor exhibits the following outstanding capabilities when compared to standard infrared analysis:

  • Ability to measure TBN and TAN with unprecedented correlation
  • Application of multivariate calibrations helps obtain quantitative readings even with complex contaminated samples
  • The use of Spectra matching software creates unprecedented correlation of the unknown sample with data of various lubricants stored in the memory of the FluidScan
  • The patent-pending flip-top cell design enables most reliable and fastest results easily and eliminates fringing effects observed in conventional cells
  • The flip-top cell can even analyze greases and eliminates the requirement for ATR cells with lower noise, better limits of detection and improved repeatability
  • Ability to detect water, FAME, TAN, and glycerin for biodiesel fuels
  • The built-in FluidScan Monitoring Manager database software synchronizes the FluidScan with a PC for archiving, trending and reporting results
  • Provides early warning of impending problems by setting default alarm limits for analytical results


The applications of the SpectroFluidscan Q1000 are:

  • on-site detection of lubrication degradation, contamination, and cross-contamination by measuring major oil condition parameters
  • Determination of FAME, glycerin, soot, glycol, water, incorrect lubricant, additive depletion, sulfation, nitration, oxidation, TBN, and TAN in biodiesels

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