The FluidScan® Q1100 provides direct quantitative measurement of a lubricant’s condition and plays an important role in Machine Condition Monitoring (MCM) for proactive and predictive maintenance in Reliability Management programs. It determines when oil needs to be serviced due to degradation of the oil chemistry or contamination by other fluids such as water or the wrong oil.
The FluidScan now includes an innovative test methodology for both dissolved and free water, a practical alternative to more complex tests such as Karl Fischer titrations.
Accurate determination of oil degradation
The FluidScan correlates to TAN and TBN measurements made with the ASTM D664 and D4739 titration methods.
Simple results display and data handling
The device software displays interpreted test results, including oil health determination. Data can be exported to companion software, including the AMS OilView LIMS module.
It is compliant with ASTM D7889 “Standard Test Method for Field Determination of In-Service Fluid Properties Using IR Spectroscopy.”
It also fulfills the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (NESHAP RICE) requirements for extending oil change intervals in engines and back-up generators when used in conjunction with the Spectro Q3050 Portable Viscometer.
The portable Q1100, when used in conjunction with OilView software, enables route based oil analysis, which integrates with other widely used predictive maintenance technologies such as vibration and thermography. The Q1100 plays an important role in predictive maintenance and Machinery Health™ management by measuring water, total acid number (TAN), oil oxidation, glycol, total base number (TBN) and other parameters. In addition, the unit’s patented flip-top design speeds test preparation and cleanup.
The route-based capability of the FluidScan® Q1100’s operation allows the device to virtually eliminate mislabeled samples and long wait times for laboratory analysis. Furthermore, results highly correlate to TAN and TBN laboratory tests conducted with ASTM D664 and D4739 titration methods and water tests with the ASTM D6304 Karl Fischer Titration Method.
Features & Benefits
This portable IR spectrometer uses advanced data processing and a built-in oil application library to deliver immediate, actionable quantitative results for water, TAN and TBN.
Applications include mineral and synthetic oils used in machinery components:
Easy to use
Simplify work flow with route-based oil analysis
Fluid Manager desktop application provides: