Handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer

Product Announcement from Spectro Scientific

Handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer

The FluidScan® Q1100 is a handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer that provides direct measurement of lubricant condition. It helps avoid lubricant mix-up, and determines when in-service oil is no longer fit for use because of liquid contamination or degradation.The device is ideal for Machinery Condition Monitoring of in-service machinery oil and for extending oil change intervals in engines and back-up generators.

The portable Q1100, when used in conjunction with OilView software, enables route based oil analysis, which integrates well with other widely used predictive maintenance technologies such as vibration and thermography. The Q1100 plays an important role in predictive maintenance and Machinery Health™ management by measuring water, total acid number (TAN), oil oxidation, glycol, total base number (TBN) and other parameters. In addition, the unit's patented flip-top design speeds test preparation and cleanup.

The route-based capability of the FluidScan® Q1100's operation allows the device to virtually eliminate mislabeled samples and long wait times for laboratory analysis. Furthermore, results highly correlate to TAN and TBN laboratory tests conducted with ASTM D664 and D4739 titration methods and water tests with the ASTM D6304 Karl Fischer Titration Method.


  • Speeds test preparation, analysis and cleanup
    • One drop of oil
    • One minute test time
    • No solvents to clean
  • Simplifies workflow with route-based oil analysis
    • Generates oil routes for walk around machine condition analysis using AMS Machinery Health™ Manager OilView™ software
  • Ensures data integrity with seamless upload of data
  • Achieves highly repeatable and reproducible results
    • Equivalent to lab-based methodologies
    • High correlation to ASTM D664 and D4739 titration methods
  • Eliminates mislabeled samples and long response times from the lab

Mineral and synthetic oils are used in machinery components such as:

  • Gear boxes
  • Compressors
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Turbines
  • Transmissions
  • Diesel engines
  • Backup generators

The FluidScan® Q1100 can also be ordered in a combination kits with the SpectroVisc Q3000 portable kinematic viscometer.