FluidScan® Handheld Lubricant Condition Monitor
The FluidScan®, is a handheld condition monitor that delivers fluid condition assessment based on ASTM International and JOAP (Joint Oil Analysis Program) standard practices. It protects machinery by determining when a lubricant needs to be changed due to excessive contamination, degradation or fluid mix-up. FluidScan® detects lubricant degradation and contamination by other fluids (water, glycol, incorrect lubricant) at the point of use by measuring key oil condition parameters in both synthetic and petroleum based lubricants and fluids.
The FluidScan® analyzes lubricants and fluids using infrared spectroscopy, a technique that has found wide acceptance as a primary test for contamination and degradation. It performs, displays and stores the analyses with the same accuracy as laboratory instruments, but does so on-site in a handheld version. The analysis information stored on the device's database can be synchronized with the FluidScan Manager software, a powerful database analysis package which runs on a personal computer that can archive and trend data and generate machine condition reports.
The FluidScan® Lubricant Condition Monitor is applicable to any mechanical system where unexpected downtime is unacceptable. It enables operators of power generation equipment, marine vessels, trucks, wind turbines, mining, military vehicles and aircraft, and heavy construction equipment, or any large industrial system, to establish predictive maintenance programs based on oil condition rather than on a pre-set schedule based on time or distance.
The FluidScan® provides immediate on-site analysis of lubricant properties, and accurately warns the user when it is time to change the lubricant due to contamination or degradation. The primary benefits of real-time, on-site analysis include:
• Extended oil change intervals
• No delay in waiting for laboratory analysis
• Reduced operational and maintenance costs
• Reduction of unscheduled maintenance outages
• Prevention of catastrophic failures
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