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Military-approved portable oil analysis now available

21 November 2022 | Product
by Ian Michael

AMETEK Spectro Scientific has released a portable oil analysis laboratory that has delivered proven operational benefits for the US Military. Rugged, compact and lightweight, the FieldLab series offers a comprehensive and detailed oil and particulate analysis that enables quick and effective maintenance decisions to be made. FieldLab dramatically shortens analysis turnaround times by providing rapid, accurate results within minutes. This immediately solves challenges where access to remote laboratories is expensive and results can take weeks to be returned, a problem that greatly reduces effectiveness.

FieldLab offers a swift and inexpensive method to gauge potential machine wear by determining the condition of the oil and the presence of metallic wear particles. By measuring oil condition via molecular and viscosity analysis, FieldLab enables customers to extend service life of lubricants used in their applications, optimise labour resources, and minimise disposal costs and environmental impact. Samples can be collected from machines such as gas-powered turbines, generators, diesel engines, gearboxes, pumps and hydraulic systems and immediately tested onsite. The results are available within minutes.

User-friendly with minimal set-up time and no routine calibration required, FieldLab produces easy-to-understand results and diagnostics within minutes in eight different languages. Comprehensive analysis is provided via an x-ray fluorescence system, infrared grating spectrometer and kinematic viscometer. The unique mobile system is battery-operated for instant oil analysis using the touch-panel controller. FieldLab integrates with Spectro Scientific’s TruVu 360 expert system and data management software.