Overview of FluidScan Handheld Infrared Oil Analyzer
Oil analysis is a critical predictive maintenance technology. The need to continuously improve uptime and reduce maintenance costs demands oil analysis results for better decision-making. However, lack of in-house expertise, insufficient oil analysis instrumentation and the logistics of handling hazardous chemicals and waste recycling can make performing on-site oil analysis difficult. This paper explains how a handheld infrared oil analyzer can provide immediate on-site analysis of lubricant properties and accurately warn users when it is time to change the lubricant due to contamination or degradation.