News from Wilks Enterprise, Inc.09/25/2006
Rapid, on-site field measurement of soot concentration levels in diesel engine oils at levels as high as 12 - 15% takes less than 30 seconds with the InfraCal Soot Meter from Wilks Enterprise, Inc. This compact, pushbutton analyzer provides direct readout of the percent of suspended carbon (soot) in diesel engine lubricating oils without any sample preparation or solvents. Since the InfraCal Soot Meter was specifically designed for on-site testing, it represents a major time savings from the widely-used and accepted thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and FT-IR methods which are impractical as field analysis methods. The measurement data obtained from the Soot Meter will correlate to TGA and FT-IR analysis techniques with several distinct advantages. Analysis time with the InfraCal Soot Meter is less than 30 seconds per sample with direct readout of soot levels as high as 12 – 15%.without sample dilution. It is also significantly lower in cost and one step, pushbutton operation makes it easy to use with minimal operator training. A rugged, no-moving parts design ensures years of virtually maintenance-free operation with the InfraCal Soot Meter. Weighing less than 5 lbs., it operates off 12 volt d.c. power and may be used either along side the diesel engine for on-site, field measurements or in the used oil/engine testing laboratory. It is Ideal for use on all types of diesel lubricating oils and engines.
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