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QinetiQ North America, a global developer of innovative technology solutions, on August 9 announced that its subsidiary, Spectro Inc., is introducing the Spectroil Q100 Oil Analysis Spectrometer, an analytical instrument that detects and quantifies metals in used (in-service) oils and hydraulic fluids that are indicative of an abnormal condition. Spectro Inc. customers will utilize the Spectroil Q100 to help predict mechanical failures in their early stages so corrective action can be taken. Oil analysis has become an extremely successful predictive maintenance tool applied by the military and commercial industry to greatly improve safety and reduce maintenance costs.
The Spectroil Q100 is designed to work equally well in the laboratory or in the field, under less than ideal conditions. Since the introduction of the original Spectroil more than 25 years ago, Spectro Inc. has set the standard for spectrometers optimized for in-service oil analysis. All Spectroils are easy to use, reliable and the workhorses of commercial and military oil analysis laboratories that require the rapid analysis of wear metals, contaminants and additives in lubricants. The new Spectroil Q100 maintains this tradition and was designed from the ground up with the user, the application, and the in-service oil analysis laboratory in mind.
The Spectroil Q100 is the ideal spectrometer for the in-service oil analysis because technology has made it smaller and the addition of an innovative CCD optical system has made it more flexible for even the most exotic in-service oil analysis applications. The standard configuration is setup to analyze 22 wear metals, contaminants and additives in 30 seconds. Additional elements can be added at any time, even in the field if an application suddenly calls for unusual elements. The Spectroil Q100 also fulfills the requirements of ASTM D6595 Standard Method for Determination of Wear Metals and Contaminants in Used Lubricating Oils or Hydraulic Fluids by Rotating Disc Electrode Atomic Emission Spectrometry.
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on US government and commercial customers. More than 6000 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. Headquartered in McLean, Va., QinetiQ North America had annual revenues of more than $1 billion in the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2010.
About Spectro Inc.
Spectro Inc. became a part of QinetiQ North America's Technology Solutions Group in 2008. Based in Littleton, MA, Spectro specializes in instrumentation for machine condition monitoring. It is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of oil and fuel analysis equipment to the US military and a range of industries including petrochemical, mining, power generation and commercial testing laboratories. Its products include the SPECTROIL line of emission spectrometers for wear metal analysis, lubricant degradation/contamination analyzers, particle analysis instruments and complete turnkey systems for oil or fuel analysis laboratories that include all required instruments, software, installation, training and applications support.