SpectroFDM Q600 For Fuel Dilution Measurement
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The Spectro FDM Q600 is a portable fuel analysis dilution meter that can be used in the laboratory or in the field to provide rapid and accurate measurements of fuel contamination in engine oil.
The Spectro FDM Q600 was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, the Spectro FDM Q600 employs a Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Vapor Microsensor to measure the concentration of fuel in used lubricating oil samples by sampling the “head space” in the sample bottle. Based on Henry’s Law, the fuel vapor concentration is directly related to the fuel present in the oil sample. A pump inside the instrument draws headspace vapors across the SAW sensor which detects absorbed hydrocarbons by a change in frequency of a surface acoustic wave (SAW).
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The Spectro FDM Q600 takes just over 60 seconds to perform a measurement. The next sample can be introduced quickly with the specially designed “clamp and sample” bottle platform, so that 40 or more samples can be analyzed per hour. The sample bottle platform also keeps the sample bottle below the level of the instrument to prevent potential damage due to liquid sample coming in contact with the sensor.
- Fuel Dilution in Crankcase Oils
Benefits and Features
- Excessive fuel in the lubricant causes wear
- Measures fuel in oil from 0% to 10%
- Small size, ideal for field use or in the laboratory
- Single point calibration
- Easy to operate, rugged and reliable
- Fast and accurate, measurement time ~ 60 seconds.
- Inexpensive to use, requires no chemical or consumables
- Low maintenance, self-diagnostic program
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