Inverted Metallurgical Microscope
ECLIPSE MA200
Inverted Metallurgical Microscope
ECLIPSE MA100N
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Inverted Metallurgical Microscope
ECLIPSE MA200
Inverted Metallurgical Microscope
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FluidScan® 1000 Series
Handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer

The FluidScan® 1000 series handheld Infrared oil analyser provides a 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 the oil needs to be serviced due to degradation of the oil chemistry or contamination by other fluids such as water or the wrong oil. It is compliant with ASTM D7889 “Standard Test Method for Field Determination of In-Service Fluid Properties Using IR Spectroscopy”.

It also fulfils 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 FluidScan® is a self-contained handheld InfraRed analyzer that delivers instant fluid condition assessment to the user. It eliminates sample preparation and time-consuming cleanup using a patented flip top sampling cell for easy and rapid on-site analysis. At the core of the FluidScan is a patented, mid-infrared spectrometer with no moving parts. The spectrometer collects the infrared light transmitted through the fluid in the flip top cell into a waveguide.

The waveguide then carries the light to a prism-like diffraction grating that reflects the light into a high-performance array detector which registers the infrared spectrum of the fluid. It provides more than adequate spectral range, resolution and signal-to-noise ratio for the rapid analysis of in-service lubricants.

Within one minute of sample introduction an InfraRed absorption spectrum of the fluid under test is produced by the Fluidscan optical system, and different calibration algorithms are then applied to the spectrum from a stored library of about 700 different fluids to produce parameters such as Oxidation, Total Base Number, Total Acid Number, depending on the fluid type.
Key Features
  • 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 analyse 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 synchronises 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

Specs & Applications
Application: Mineral and synthetic lubricants including gear, engine transmission, hydraulics, turbine and biodiesels TAN & TBN, Oxidation, Nitration, Sulfation, Water, Glycol, Sool, Incorrect Fluid, Antioxidant Depletion, Antiwear Depletion
Output: TAN & TBN, Oxidation, Nitration, Sulfation, Water, Glycol, Soot, Incorrect Fluid, Antioxidant Depletion, Antiwear Depletion: Standard analytical range
Mid-Infrared Range: 900cm to 4000cm-1
Accuracy: ≤±3% of measured value, typical
Repeatability: ≤±6% of measured value, typical
Sample volume: 0.03µL (about 1-2 drops)