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Spectroil Q100
Oil Analysis Spectrometers for the Analysis of Wear Metals, Contaminants, and Additives in Lubricants


- Overview


- Features


- Benefits


- Product Brochure (pdf)


Spectro Incorporated is a high technology company that specialized for almost 30 years in the development of instruments for machine condition monitoring based on oil and fuel analysis. Our sole focus has been to design and market instruments optimized for one application, rather than general-purpose instruments that can be used for a variety of applications. 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. It measures trace quantities of elements dissolved or suspended as fine particles in natural or synthetic petroleum based products using the time-tested and reliable rotating disc electrode (RDE) technique. Spectro continually innovates both by inventing new products and by enhancing existing ones in response to customers’ needs for more capabilities or automation. 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 uses the same technology and design


concepts that Spectro has successfully applied over the years to the Spectroil M family of spectrometers. It is the next step in design and performance utilizing the most up-to-date solid-state electronics and optical systems. 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.


Maximum  PMT  CCD  

Number Channels 32 512

Reference Channels 4 128

Crossover Channels 16 128

Inter-element Corrections 16 256

The Optic

The heart of the new Spectroil Q100 is an innovative and state-of-the art charge coupled device (CCD) optical


system. The Paschen-Runge design of the optical system provides the necessary resolution and light throughput to process in less than 30 seconds the spectra of all configured elements. The Spectroil Q100 optic contains a dual layer of CCD detectors making it a compact, yet extremely capable system. The design eliminates the need for photomultiplier tubes with their inherent instability and limited analytical expansion capabilities.


The Spectroil Q100 is the ideal spectrometer for the in-service oil analysis laboratory 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 equipped and calibrated for 22 wear metals, contaminants and additives. Additional elements can be added at any time, even in the field and if your application suddenly calls for unusual elements such as niobium, lithium or rhodium. An external computer with current Windows software controls the system. The additional capability to analyze engine coolants is available as an option.

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