The InfraCal soot meter is a tool widely used in lubrication oil and engine testing laboratories. It provides an easy-to-use ASTM approved analysis technique for the percentage of soot in diesel engine lubricating oils. The soot meter is a user-friendly solution for a speedy test of percent soot.
The results can be compared against thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) reference technique and FTIR techniques. The soot meter is also suitable for a wide variety of applications.
Samples are applied on scratch-resistant cubic zirconia attenuated total reflectance (ATR) sample plate and can be easily cleaned with a paper towel or cloth. There is no need for solvents which require special ventilation or costly waste disposal rendering cells difficult to clean. The analysis can be performed by non-technical personnel without the need for any formal training.
The main features of the InfraCal soot meter are:
- Complies with ASTM method D7686
- No dilution or sample preparation
- One-step measurement of soot levels up to 15%
- Speedy analysis within 30sec/sample
The key areas of applications include:
- Power generation stations
- Oil testing labs to realize comparable results to TGA or FTIR in a fraction of the time
- Construction or mining sites
- Engine test labs to achieve on-the-spot assessment of the engine test progress
- Fleet maintenance shops for checking soot level to identify exactly when to schedule oil changes